Gippsland girls keen on cricket will continue to have a chance to show off their skills thanks to a state government grant to the Gippsland Girls Cricket Carnival.
More than 100 girls will benefit from the $4000 grant which will go towards keeping the carnival going each year.
State Sport Minister Hugh Delahunty said the event has grown from humble beginnings eight years ago.
“Since 2004, the annual under 16’s Gippsland Girls Cricket Carnival has grown from 40 to over 100 participants, bringing together teams stretching from Orbost to Korumburra in a battle for regional honours," he said.
“The carnival provides an opportunity in the local area for teenage girls to play against quality opposition and push for selection in Gippsland representative teams as well as the Gippsland Girls Pathways Squads."
Mr Delahunty commended event organisers Cricket Victoria for their ongoing commitment to female cricket through the event.
“From 1-3 April cricket fans will be treated to some outstanding batting, bowling and fielding from Gippsland’s top junior cricketers,” Mr Delahunty said."I encourage the whole Gippsland community to come along and support these stars of the future."
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