This year the Suva Secondary School Girls’ Cricket Tournament is particularly significant with regards to Cricket Fiji’s Inclusive Cricket Program, as Gospel High School will have two hearing-impaired students playing in their mainstream teams. This is the first time athletes with a disability will play in a mainstream schools’ cricket tournament.
The Suva Secondary School Girls’ Cricket Tournament kicks off this week, with day one of play to be held at Albert Park on Friday June 28th.
In 2013, eight teams will contest the competition over a six-week period. Cricket Fiji is aiming for the Tournament to not only be a means of talent identification for their under-19 High Performance Program, but is excited by the prospect of providing young women with regular, fun and inclusive competitive opportunities. Cricket Fiji also hopes that through playing regular competitive cricket they can help to enhance the girls’ leadership skills, both on and off the field.
The following schools will be participating in the 2013 Tournament:
Adi Cakobau School
Gospel High School
D.A.V. Girls’ School
Lelean Memorial School
Ratu Sukuna Memorial School
Lomary Secondary School
Play on Friday will commence at 2.30pm.