All Girls Twenty20 Cricket set to launch in Jamestown to help Kids With Cancer

Sport is again at the forefront in South Australia’s Southern Flinders Ranges, with Backyard Football League Australia working with the local community, in combining cricket and family fun to help kids in need.

Women’s cricket is set to take centre stage at Jamestown’s Victoria Park (Town Oval) on Saturday the 6th of April from 4pm, with a committed group of local girls using the razzle dazzle of Twenty20 to raise funds for charity through the All Girls Twenty20. A hard working group of current and former girls from the area, many of whom were part of the Adelaide based Backyard Netball League Australia, are putting together a cricket event in conjunction with the Backyard Football League Australia Crew and several other local groups, to raise funds for the Kids With Cancer Foundation Australia. Other fun and family events are planned including a bowling speed radar amongst different activities throughout the day. Local Band “The Reminders” will be on show, fresh from performing at the Bundaleer Festival.

Backyard Football League Australia Committee Member Nigel “Butch” Bottrall said “it’s great that the girls are looking to use the fun of team sport to raise funds for kids in need. Prue Redden, Alysha Sparks, Sophie Home and their team are working really hard to raise money through having plenty of fun with a great family event”.

Kids with Cancer Foundation Australia is a strong supporter of major hospitals across Australia, including the Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Adelaide and its Oncology Unit. In addition the foundation also offer special assistance for families who are suffering from major financial stress due to the unfortunate event of having a child undergo treatment.

Registrations to play are currently open, with registration forms available from the Backyard Football League Australia website or by emailing Sophie Home via the link on the website.  People are also able to donate funds to the foundation by going to the event’s fundraising page.

Everyone is most welcome to bring the family along and enjoy the day, with the main match scheduled to start at 4pm. With registrations still in full swing, there is a chance that there could be a second match, with a potential earlier start. Support has already been received from several local community groups aswell as the South Australian Cricket Association and the Darren Lehmann Cricket Academy. It promises to be a great family day.

About James Lang

A committed volunteer who loves Australia's game. Based in Jamestown in South Australia's Mid North, the birthplace of RM Williams, I work closely with the local Football, Netball and Cricket clubs. A rewarding involvement has been in establishing the social interaction group Backyard Football League Australia.

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