Female Leadership Development Contestable Fund

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. 

Contestable Fund Overview 2023-24 (.docx)

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:

For more information regarding the Female Leadership Development Contestable Fund, please contact jess.davidson@nzc.nz. 

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