Club confirms official partnership with campaign for female inclusion
Rainhill Cricket Club are pleased to announce a formal partnership with Her Game Too. Her Game Too is a national campaign that challenges sexism in cricket and supports cricket clubs to become more inclusive spaces where women can fully participate in all aspects of the game. The campaign's website states that Her Game Too "wants to spread our message of hope and equality. We believe that a single action can make a difference in the community, and that collective action can greatly impact the world.
"In recent years, we've seen progress in the number of girl's and women's cricket teams but we know that barriers still remain. We will continue to champion female participation until girls and women are accepted and respected equally in sport. "Our team is committed to driving positive change and making a real difference in the world of sport... to make sports accessible and inclusive for all." Her Game Too was launched in May 2021 by a group of female football fans who wanted to see positive around women's inclusion in football. The campaign quickly gathered not only momentum but many high-profile supporters. Since that time Her Game Too has expanded into other sports including cricket, rugby and hockey. The partnership involves the club and campaign working closely together to make a difference at Rainhill CC and within our community. The club has also agreed to designate one of our matches as a Her Game Too match, which can be used to showcase the contribution women make to the game and broaden female participation. The Recreational team's home match against Hightown St Mary's on Sunday has been selected as our designated match and Her Game Too badges and stickers will be available on the day. Commenting on the new partnership, Rainhill player Anna Page - who will be the Recreational team's captain for Sunday's game - told the website: "This is a very positive move and I am sure it will help take women's cricket to the next level. I believe we're the first LDCC team to partner with Her Game Too and this sends a clear signal out about what the club's priorities are." She added: "Her Game Too is a terrific campaign and I would encourage more clubs to get behind it."