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THE FEMALE PROGRAMME

SACA recognises that there is limited research concerning the development of BSA female cricketers in the UK. However, what we do know is that ~ 20% of the Warwickshire County Female Age Groups are of BSA heritage. This dramatically declines at a senior level and even more so into professional franchise teams to <3%.  
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As such, SACA has partnered with Warwickshire CCC to provide a bespoke cricket programme for a squad of BSA players aged 13-15 who are currently on a Warwickshire County Age Group Programme, but not on another talent development/ performance programme.
The goal of this programme is to provide the players selected with additional 2 hour weekly coaching from SACA coaches, to assist with their progression onto further performance programmes at Warwickshire CCC, regional or national level. This should in turn increase player retention & reduce female BSA players' drop off at around 16 years of age. 
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Through its partnerships with Birmingham City University & The Isa Guha Foundation,  SACA will also initiate, fund & implement research to increase the understanding around the lack of BSA female representation in women’s cricket both at a professional & non-professional level and how best SACA can help shape future intervention programmes.
In combination with the research, this programme will also be used to gather knowledge on how to provide a performance environment which accommodates for the specific needs of BSA female players, which will then be fed back into the county structure.
SACA is delighted to confirm that former Warwickshire Women's Player Minahill Zahoor will be one of the coaches & mentors for the
BSA players selected. 
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