Female Leadership Development Contestable Fund Overview
NZC is committed to developing the depth and capability of female leaders and female-focused leaders across the cricket network, through providing and facilitating development opportunities at all levels of the sport.
The Female Leadership Development Contestable Fund is one of the key initiatives in the Female Leadership Development Framework which aims to encourage locally-led activity, with national support.
Under this initiative, funding is available to Major Associations, District Associations, Clubs or Schools on an annual basis.
The contestable fund successfully commenced during the 2021-22 season, with ten leadership development initiatives supported throughout New Zealand. New Zealand Cricket are delighted to be supporting fourteen (14) initiatives through the 2023-24 season.
2023-24 Female Leadership Development Contestable Fund Initiatives Announced
NZC are excited to support fourteen initiatives this season. Read more about the initiatives below.
Suzie Bates Leaders Course
Over the past two seasons, Otago Cricket have delivered the ‘Suzie Bates Leaders Course’, a leadership programme for females aged 15-20 years old which also received funding from the contestable fund. Check out the video here!
Cricket Wellington Young Leaders Course
Following on from its inaugural season in 2020-21, Cricket Wellington again ran their Young Leaders Programme which received funding from the contestable fund. Check out the video here:
2023-24 Female Leadership Development Contestable Fund initiatives
Thursday 03 August 2023, 11:30 pm
New Zealand Cricket are delighted to be supporting fourteen (14) initiatives through the Female Leadership Development Contestable Fund this cricket season
2023-24 Aspiring Female Umpire intake announced
Thursday 03 August 2023, 09:00 am
New Zealand Cricket is excited to announce ten (10) successful candidates in the 2023-24 intake of the Aspiring Female Umpire Programme (AFUP), including six returning from last season.
Inaugural Māori National Tournament providing a pathway for wāhine
Thursday 20 July 2023, 01:45 pm
An inaugural Māori Women’s National Tournament is set to be held in Hastings this year.
Strong cohort of Pathway to Performance Coaches announced for 2023/24
Wednesday 28 June 2023, 09:31 am
Former WHITE FERN Paula Flannery, and current domestic players; Holly Topp, Kate Ebrahim, and Sam Barriball have all been announced in the 2023/24 intake of NZC’s ‘Pathway to Performance Programme'.