Have you asked your player/child: Did you have fun?
KJCC is committed to growing the girls' game by providing opportunities for girls
to play at all levels
to develop their capability, on and off the field
to grow their love for cricket.
To show our committment to growing cricket for girls and women, KJCC introduced a Girls Convenor role to our committee structure in 2021, to focus on providing support and advocating for girls' cricket.
Cara Jacoby, a parent of three current players, volunteered for the role and has fostered positive relationships with our players, their families, other girls' teams in the region and Cricket Wellington. Cara is active in the Cricket Wellington Women and Girls' Working Group which has facilitated stronger connections between teams and provided a forum to discuss and solve the challenges being faced.
The KJCC committee refreshed roles and responsibilities at the end of the 2021-22 season to reflect our desire to strengthen our players' experience and development as they progress. The role is now called Girls Development Officer and will work closely with the Club Development Officer.
Advocating for Women and Girls
KJCC works in partnership with Cricket Wellington to support initiatives such as YEAH! Girls - a social, fun, free, inclusive way to give cricket a go. We partner with local clubs to share opportunities with our girls' community. If you have an event, training or initiative in mind, we'd love to hear about and get our girls involved.
Read more about the KJCC Girls Strategy and the Cricket Wellington Women and Girls Strategy below.
The Girls Soft Ball grade is soft ball cricket for girls in school years five to eight. The league plays on Sunday afternoons from 1pm. Pairs cricket format is played and games take approximately 90 minutes..
The team practices on a designated evening at Karori Park and has a dedicated coach as well as support from the Cricket Wellington Young Leaders women. This ensures girls are learning to play properly in a fun and supportive environment.
Because this league plays on Sundays, girls can choose to play Saturday morning (mixed) cricket as well.
The Girls Hard Ball grade is hard ball cricket for girls in school years seven to eleven. The Girls grade is played on Saturday afternoons from 2.00pm during the cricket season and competes in Pairs, T20 and 30-over format.
For the 2021/22 season, several of our KJCC players were able to play in this league in partnership with the Wellington Collegians. Our ambition is to develop our own Premier Girls team and we are ready to do this but we need to hear from you. When we have enough girls to form our own team, KJCC is committed to providing dedicated coaching, technical skills training and leadership skills for on and off the field.
Please express your interest to play in this grade by contacting our Girls Development Officer - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Because this league plays on Saturday afternoons, girls can choose to play Saturday morning (mixed) cricket as well.
We provide options for girls to play mixed or girls only cricket and we want to provide additional opportunities - show us your interest!
Big shout out to Ben & Jerry's Wellington shop (operated by a Karori-based family) for providing A-MOO-ZING Achiever rewards for our girls soft ball competition!
Karori Junior Cricket Club
416 Karori Road, Karori, Wellington 6012