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Cricket Foundation

Hits & Missus

Hits & Missus, which forms part of our Diverse Communities work in Leeds, is an initiative to get women and girls engaging with and playing cricket, allowing them access to all the benefits sport can bring, such as leadership and teamwork skills and physical and mental health benefits.

The aim of the initiative is to create a fun and relaxed atmosphere, empowering women and girls to take part and have a go, even if they haven’t played any sport before.

Hit & Missus, developed in November 2017, involves a range of different sessions, each one catering to a different audience, including one-off school tournaments and Mums & Tots session.

What’s more, Hit & Missus highlights the importance of living in and being part of a diverse community, with sessions focusing on empowering women and girls on how to respect themselves and the community they live and work in. This may include a speaker, a cultural dance (like Bhangra Blaze!) or an education based activity getting people thinking about their community.

Working in partnership with England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and the Yorkshire Cricket Board (YCB), sessions promote pathways into further cricket participation and some sessions give all participants and free bat and ball to take the game away!

To find out more about Hits & Missus, keep an eye out on our social media channels for all new opportunities or contact Kendal.James@yorkshirecricketfoundation.com.