Hot off the heels of the Euro’s success, women’s cricket is next to take centre stage this summer as it continues to break records and make history by featuring in countless international tours, The Hundred and the Commonwealth Games for the very first time.
To celebrate this and the first women’s cricket game at the Commonwealth Games, Sixes Social Cricket, the world’s first immersive cricketing experience, is partnering with an exciting and inclusive cricket campaign – We Got Game, to offer groups of women and girls the opportunity to play for free every Friday night this summer.
We Got Game is a positive and inspiring new platform, hosted on Instagram, designed to elevate the profile of and celebrate the women’s and girls’ game, creating space for a community of like-minded young women and girls to unite and share their passions both on and off the pitch.
In conjunction with We Got Game, Sixes will be launching free batting for groups of women and girls on Fridays across all Sixes venues in Birmingham, Manchester, Fulham, Fitzrovia and White City (launching in August) encouraging them to try their hand at cricket and showcase cricket as a sport for all.
The initiative will run throughout August to coincide with the Commonwealth Games and just before the second instalment of the smash-hit ‘The Hundred’ women’s competition kicks-off on August 11.
Sixes will also be hosting an event at Sixes Birmingham (August 3) to celebrate women’s cricket and launch of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in the city.
Calum Mackinnon, Co-Founder of Sixes, said: “We are beyond delighted to be partnering with the ECB on the We Got Game initiative. Cricket is for everyone and we want that to be reflected at our social cricket venues up and down the country.
“We Got Game is perfectly timed in line with an exciting summer for women’s cricket, not only are we looking forward to seeing more women take to our nets, we can’t wait to tune in and watch the women’s cricket at this year’s Commonwealth Games and beyond.”
Issy Wong, England Women and Birmingham Phoenix player, said: “It’s awesome that women and girls will be able to try cricket for free at Sixes every Friday this summer! We Got Game is all about getting more women and girls excited about cricket and feel like it’s a place for them, so this is cool. Cricket changed my life and I love that this gives everyone the chance to try it out.”
For further information and to book online, please visit the Sixes Social Cricket website here: www.sixescricket.com/ @sixessocialcricket
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