SOUTH Australian women’s cricket is the big winner in Cricket Australia’s bold drive to win the hearts of young female athletes over the next five years.
SA cricket will invest more than double the funding in its Growing Cricket for Girls strategy this upcoming season, aiming for more than 48 new teams.
Twenty-three clubs and 35 schools will be granted funding, delivering more than 100 teams in the Adelaide Strikers Girls’ Cricket League, which will be gearing up for its biggest and most competitive summer yet. Adelaide will also host the under-15 Female National Championships next year from January 17 to 23.
A state player for seven years, Nairn was a key player in the amalgamation of Aroha with the Sturt Hockey Club to form the Adelaide Hockey Club in 1981.
With the home grounds at the south parklands, the work done by Val and husband Alan on the grounds during the week is legendary.
In 2003 she co-wrote the book Hat Pins to Bodysuits,a detailed record of the first 100 years of women’s hockey in South Australia.
He booted two goals in last weekend’s grand final to leave him on 99 for the season.