Forfarshire Cricket Club was founded in 1880 and is one of Dundee's oldest established sporting organisations - and tonight we are making history when for the first time in the club's 129 year history we will be launching a dedicated Womens section.
The club has encouraged girls to be part of their thriving junior section for many years and a number have gone on to play for the senior teams, most notably Priyanaz Chatterji who is now part of the full Scotland Women's team.
However, tonight will see the launch of a full Womens section for the first time.
Over the past year, in addition to a number of girls playing junior cricket at the club, a ladies group has been formed and has been regularly taking part in CricHIIT sessions (a cricket based high intensity interval training programme) and softball games. This has provided the catalyst to create the Women's section.
The longer term aim is to field a Forfarshire Womens team in national competitions, however in the short term the club will look to continue to build the number of ladies and girls taking part in CricHIIT and Softball sessions. These sessions are available to all girls and women aged 10 plus - and no previous experience of cricket is needed.
A fun and welcoming environment will await anyone interested in joining in.
The launch tonight will be marked by a Womens Cricket Softball Festival at Forthill Cricket Ground (Forthill Community Sports Club, Broughty Ferry) with proceedings starting at 6.30pm. The event is free, no equipment is necessary and everyone is welcome to come along.
Thereafter, CricHIIT and softball evenings will take place every Friday at 6.30 pm at the same venue.
For more information, visit the Contact Us page of the website, or come along to a session!