Girl’s Youth Premier Competition
The Youth Girl’s competition is played in T20 format and competes for the Paul Pink Shield. It’s played under Premier Cricket standards and the same rules as the Jodie Fields Shield (Women’s Second Grade). This competition provides a clear pathway for players between junior community cricket and senior premier grade competition.
A key feature of this competition is that many of the games are played under lights on turf wickets at Wests’ Chelmer Sports Ground facility.
Our Track Record
Wests girls have won the Paul Pink Shield for the 2021/22 season, 2020/21, and 2018/19 with a big victory in the final after being undefeated in the round robin games. This fantastic result followed on from the inaugural 2017/18 season, where Wests’ girls were runner-up after a strong run to the final where they were defeated by a very strong Gold Coast Dolphins team.
Training and Coaching
Our Youth Girls squad trains on Wednesday evenings in conjunction with Wests’ women’s squad. Team-specific training commences with the team trials in November and continues throughout the playing season until competition concludes in late January. You can find our current training schedule on our Team Training page.
Wests +Plus Cricket Academy offers a number of coaching opportunities for grade players looking for additional coaching to complement team training. Our coaching programs include all facets of becoming a successful cricketer including fitness, athlete management and sports psychology in addition to advanced specialist skills training in all disciplines of the game.
The Girl’s Youth Premier competition commences in December for a compressed season which concludes in late January.
Aspiring Premier Grade Players
Wests policy is to provide its members with the training and support needed to enable them to realise their full potential. Our goal is to develop the cricketing skill of young club members so they they successfully transition from junior through youth teams to senior premier grade competition. Once players have reached premier grade level, our policy is to promote club members to higher grade teams based on merit and team balance.
Wanting to play Girl’s Youth cricket for Wests?
If you’re interested in joining our Girls Youth Squad, please contact our girls cricket co-ordinator, George Seaward (firstname.lastname@example.org).