At a special meeting convened recently by Saint Lucia National Cricket Association 3rd Vice President, Eugenia Gregg, to discuss the affairs of Women’s cricket in Saint Lucia it was agreed that the SLNCA in collaboration with the National Lottery Authorities Elite Women’s Cricket Development Programme will recommence on Saturday 20th April, 2019 at the Dennery playing facility.
According to the SLNCA, the programme’s primary objective is geared towards the holistic development of young female cricketers at the adolescence stage of development. It aims to provide an avenue for continuous growth and development of upcoming players. Moreover, the programme gives them an opportunity to showcase their talent and seeks to expose players to further competitive rivalry at a very tender age by participating in the SLNCA Women’s domestic leagues as development teams.
The programme consists of three main components – Spiritual, Cricket Development Skills (Practical), and Life skill /Professional Development (Theoretical).
Participants of the programme are from all eight educational districts and some are current national players.
Facilitators of the programme are the SLNCA’s Operation Manager- Brian Calixte, the 3rd Vice President Eugenia Gregg, and SLNCA coaches Eldridge Charles, Wade Clovis, Philippa Thomas – Eudovic, Roylin Cooper and David Ollivier.
Saint Lucia and Windward Islands senior selectee, Zaida James is a beneficiary of the programme.
More young female cricketers are encouraged to attend and participate in the programme which will assist in the further enhancement of their personal development.
Meanwhile, the SLNCA Women’s Cricket Domestic Leagues were also confirmed at the meeting, namely; The Alicia John T/20 followed by the Acynta Auguste 50 Overs which will bowl off on Saturday 25th May, 2019.