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Girls leadership program aims to develop future leaders

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A girls leadership program by Cricket Victoria is working to help Year 7 and 8 students become positive role models by focussing on areas such as resilience, standing up for yourself as well as others, developing a can-do mindset and more.

Targeted at 12 to 14 year-old girls, the 2020 Cricket Victoria Girls Leadership Program will launch on 24 March 2020 with a new Introductory Forum at St Kilda’s CitiPower Centre, formerly known as the Junction Oval. It will feature discussions from sports leaders and past participants.

Since the program first launched in 2015, it has reached approximately 1000 students.

Cricket Victoria School and Female Engagement Manager Sophie Crockett said it’s crucial for young girls to be encouraged to develop leadership strengths. “It’s well known that after transitioning into secondary school, many young girls face a wide range of challenges, some defining of their development,” Ms Crockett said.

“At the same time, and with the right guidance, these girls can develop their confidence and take on new leadership opportunities. The Cricket Victoria Girls Leadership Forum aims to support participants through this influential stage of life.”

Stepping up as Leadership Ambassador is Bobby Macumber, up-and-coming comedian and cricket personality.

“I’m excited to be involved in the Cricket Victoria’s Girls Leadership Forum. While today I trade in fun, I take seriously my role to guide participants through the program. It’s rewarding to see young girls being inspired and encouraged to take on leadership roles and find their leadership spirit,” said Ms Macumber.

To take part in the program, Victorian schools can nominate Year 7 and 8 girls by clicking here.

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