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    Edgbaston is supporting the search for future women's cricket stars
Edgbaston is supporting the search for future women's cricket stars
Edgbaston is supporting the national ACE programme to identify future stars of women’s cricket. Source: Warwickshire CCC

Edgbaston is supporting the search for future women's cricket stars

Edgbaston is supporting the national African Caribbean Engagement (ACE) programme to identify future stars of women’s cricket.

The project aims to find women and girls from the region’s African Caribbean community, aged between 15 and 21, with the potential to become fast bowlers in the game.

Open Days are scheduled for Edgbaston’s Cricket Centre on 15, 22, and 29 April (6-8 pm). Prospective candidates will receive coaching and have the opportunity to compete for one of 12 places on a three-year coaching programme.

Entry into the scheme is free, and all kits will be provided. Successful applicants will receive professional cricket and strength and conditioning coaching.

The project, supported by Sport England, will provide 12 prospects with weekly outdoor coaching during the summer at either Edgbaston's Portland Road ground or Handsworth Cricket Club.

Chelsea Alagoa, a former Warwickshire pathway cricketer who left the sport at the age of 15 to compete in athletics before transitioning to bobsleigh following the 2014 Winter Olympics, is one of the coaches.

Rainford-Brent hopes that the Open Days will attract athletic women and girls who are interested in transitioning their talents from another sport to cricket.

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