YG Activators - North Island

Auckland YG


Anika Tauwhare

Hey, I'm Anika!

I started playing cricket when I was 13 years old and have loved it ever since. This is my first season of being a yeah! girls activator and I am so excited to have fun while meet new people and teaching you new skills.  

Zarah Samadi

Hi, i'm Zarah!

I’m 16 years old and love playing cricket. I have been playing cricket since year 6 and have continued throughout the years. I am so excited to be joining the Yeah! Girls team this year and can’t wait to meet all the girls and have some fun while playing cricket!



Anika Scott

Hi, I’m Anika. 

I am excited to be coming back to Yeah! Girls for another season. I have been playing cricket since I was 6 years old. I love being outside and art. I enjoy helping others and seeing girls have fun through sports. I look forward to meeting everyone, having fun and sharing my love of cricket with you.  

Amy Foreman

Kia ora, I’m Amy 👋

I have been involved in the cricket scene since I was 15 years old 🏏 I currently play for the Taranaki Women's, coach the Taranaki Year 11-13 Girls cricket team and am a teacher at Sacred Heart Girls College New Plymouth. I’m excited to be back as a Yeah! Girls activator for the 2022/23 season 🙌

Christabel Chatonzwa

Kia ora, I'm Christabel 

I started playing cricket at the age of 15 and since then my love for it keeps growing. I really enjoy sharing my cricket knowledge and skills and coaching young girls is one of my goals.

I currently work for Taranaki Cricket and I am excited being a Yeah! Girls activator this season. 

Grace Foreman

Hi, I’m Grace 😊

I love playing cricket and have represented many teams since I started at the age of 12, such as the Taranaki Women’s and CD U19’s. I am excited to start coaching this season and getting more girls involved in cricket🔥

Whanganui YG


Verity Johnson

Hey! I’m Verity.

I previously worked for the Berkshire Cricket Foundation as the W&G Development Officer.  

My other main interest (other than cricket) is following the local football team, Reading FC. I have been a season ticket holder for 15 years. I also have 2 dogs at home in England, Portia and Bumble!  

I am absolutely buzzing to be here in Whanganui and can't wait to get going with our Yeah! Girls programmes! 

Charlotte Stent

Kia ora, I’m Charlotte

I started playing cricket at the age of 8, and since then it has been a huge passion of mine.

I love playing all different sports, spending time with my friends and family, and I enjoy spending time at the beach. 

I’m really excited to start my first year as a Yeah! Girls activator, helping you develop your cricket skills, but most importantly have fun and meet new friends!

Wairarapa YG


Ocean Bartlett

Kia ora, I’m Ocean! 

I have always loved playing sport and being apart of a team. I have played Cricket for a few years now and continue to play. 

When I am not the Cricket field I like to spend time with friends and family, play the guitar and go to the beach. I am excited to be apart of the Yeah! Girls programme this year and to get out in the sun! 

Mel Hansen

Hey! My name is Mel.

Its so rewarding seeing the females learn and enjoy cricket and its awesome to see them develop over the sessions at Yeah! Girls and in other cricket programmes. 

I have been involved in cricket for a number of years in my role with Wairarapa Cricket but also playing cricket for the CD Hinds. I love getting out and joining in in the activities and passing on my knowledge to those wanting to learn. 

Look forward to seeing you at the Wairarapa Hubs! 

Georgia Atkinson

Hey! My name is Georgia

I try to involve myself in many different sports such as tennis, volleyball, basketball and cricket.

I’ve been playing cricket since I was 13, so I’m really looking forward to be able to share my cricket knowledge and skills with you.

I’m really excited to work with young girls who have a passion for the outdoors and being active as much as I do.

You don’t have to be the next superstar to join, bring your mates and let’s have some fun! 🏏🤩


Andre Halbert

Kia ora, I’m Andre! 

I am very excited to be a part of the Yeah! Girls programme for the first time this season! I have been playing cricket since I was 5 years old and have played cricket all around New Zealand for various teams. My last coaching job was in Northern Ireland where I coached junior rugby and cricket for two years. 

I come from a big family with 4 sisters and loved being able to watch them succeed and enjoy all the sports they had a go at! I hope to see the same success and enjoyment out of all the young people that I come across in my time coaching!

Prabodha Arthavidu

Kia ora, I’m Artha! 

Prabodha Arthavidu (Artha) joined the HKCA family in October of 2022, as our Development and Participation Coordinator and also joined our Senior Mens side (The Bears).

Artha has a rich cricketing background; Artha holds ICC level 3 qualifications, and he previously was the head coach of the Bahrain Women's Cricket team. Artha has also worked for and played representative for Marlborough and South Canterbury.

On top of this Artha formerly played first class cricket in Sri Lanka. Outside of cricket Artha loves spending time with his family and pumping iron at the gym.

Wellington YG


Abby Carr

Hey! I'm Abby from Wellington.

Cricket can be mistaken as boring but the Yeah! Girls sessions we run are always fun games! I love seeing girls make new friends and feel welcome.  

I'm a current player myself. I play for the Premier women's side in my club. Cricket has really connected me with many new friends of all ages.  

I love my creative side. I find a lot of enjoyment in bringing it out in my artwork. I think my creative side really comes out when making these cricket games so fun. 

Estella Wallace

Hi! I'm Estella.

I started playing cricket when I was 7 and have loved the game since. This is my first season and am really excited to be involved with Yeah! Girls and seeing girls get excited about cricket. Looking forward to meeting everyone and making new friends!

Hannah Kells

Hi! I'm Hannah.

I started as an activator for Yeah! Girls last season, and loved every moment! I love being active in general, but cricket most of all! I've been playing cricket since I was 14, and am excited to share my passion with you all!

Come along and get involved, see you there! 

Bianca Evett

Hi! I'm Bianca.

I have always loved being active and playing sports.

Although cricket was never a sport I played, I pretty much gave most sports ago. I started as a Yeah Girls participant then moved on to be an activator. This will be my second year as an activator for Cricket Wellington!

Rinnay Niven

Hi, I'm Rinnay! 

I have been involved with Yeah! Girls for the past 3 seasons. 

I love all things cricket and have been playing cricket since I was 7. When I'm not doing anything cricket related you will find me whipping around the BMX track on my bike. 

Ariana Locke

Kia ora, my name is Ariana!

 I am delighted to be helping you start or continue your cricket journey! I am so privileged and excited to be helping you.

I have played cricket for many years myself so am happy to help with any questions and most of all have fun!

I can’t wait to meet all of you and I am so excited to get outside and meet new people!