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HER GAME TOO CRICKET PARTNERS WITH LEICESTERSHIRE COUNTY CRICKET CLUB


Her Game Too Cricket are delighted to announce that Leicestershire County Cricket Club have become the latest to partner with the campaign. 


With the summer fast approaching, we are incredibly pleased to be bringing on our fifth First-Class County in Leicestershire CCC – continuing our commitment to work with clubs, organisations and individuals across the game to fight against sexism and misogyny. 


Leicestershire County Cricket Club are shaped by the values that are ingrained within those associated with the club. Courage, Family, Open, Respect, Inspire and Pride form the foundation of how the club operates and engages with everyone in their network. 


In partnering with Her Game Too Cricket, the county are taking a stance against sexism and misogyny, reinforcing these values and furthering their dedication towards fostering a truly inclusive environment at Grace Road. 


The partnership comes at a very exciting time for Women and Girls’ cricket at the club following the announced that Leicestershire CCC have submitted a bid to receive ‘Tier 1’ status under the England and Welsh Cricket Board’s (ECB) three-tiered Women’s domestic competition structure, starting from 2025. 



Alongside expressing their intention to secure professional status, LCCC have developed a vision to elevate Women’s cricket at the club, including aligning operation practices with the Men’s pathways, double-headers with Leicestershire's Men and Women’s teams across the Vitality T20 Blast and cementing Uptonsteel County Ground as the permanent home venue for Leicestershire Women. 



As Leicestershire aim to “break new ground in the women and girls’ game” by achieving Tier 1 status, Her Game Too Cricket are looking forward to working together with the club, inspiring new generations of women and girls across the county to get involved in the sport. 


An official statement from Leicestershire County Cricket Club reads: “The partnership will further champion women & girls’ cricket in Leicestershire and ensure Uptonsteel County Ground is a safe and welcoming environment for female spectators to support the Foxes. 


As part of the agreement, the Club will implement a system for all supporters to anonymously report any sexist abuse experienced on matchdays, as well as enhancing the provision of sanitary products and disposal systems around the ground. 


Leicestershire will also dedicate four fixtures to the Her Game Too campaign across the 2024 season, including three T20 double headers featuring Leicestershire Men, Leicestershire Women, and The Blaze, as well as August’s Family Funday fixture against Glamorgan.” 


To read the full statement and to learn more about the partnership and LCCC, you can visit their website: https://www.leicestershireccc.co.uk/ 



Leicestershire CCC CEO, Sean Jarvis, said: “We are very proud to partner with Her Game Too and further showcase our mission to make cricket at Leicestershire CCC both welcoming and accessible for women and girls. 


“We have made great strides in recent seasons to ensure the women’s game in our county continues its phenomenal growth, and this partnership underlines our continued dedication to promoting, growing, and championing women and girls’ cricket.” 


Lucy Ford, Co-Founder and Director of Her Game Too, said: “Her Game Too are delighted to announce our newest county club partnership with Leicestershire County Cricket Club. 


Leicestershire CCC have already taken a lot of important steps to make their ground a safe space for everyone to attend cricket matches, but to also encourage women and girls to get involved in cricket. 


We are so pleased to be working together to spread our message that cricket is a game for all.” 


Ahead of the summer, Her Game Too Cricket are looking at bringing an Ambassador for Leicestershire County Cricket Club onto the team. 


As an Ambassador, they will play a role in the work that the club and campaign do together in the future. 


If you are interested in learning more about becoming an Ambassador for LCCC, you can contact us via our website or email us at cricket@hergametoo.co.uk

 

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