Alice Springs Albrecht Oval and Traeger Park are set to host an action-packed weekend of cricket and family fun as part of the Rebel Womens Big Bash League matches and activities from today until Sunday 13 January.
The Adelaide Strikers take on the Perth Scorchers on Saturday and Sunday at 9.30am at Albrecht Oval, and the community is bound to enjoy the host of activities planned around the weekends games.
This afternoon from 3pm to 5pm, ASCA Womens and Girls players are invited to the Strikers training session at Traegar Park. Members of the public are welcome to attend the training session as spectators.
Blast Squads will be held on both Saturday and Sunday at Albrecht Oval, giving 22 young Territorians per match the chance to become involved in an on-ground activity where they will received a signed cap from a WBBL player before the game starts.
There be a whole host of other family activities including face painting, mascot appearances, give-aways and signing sessions, and Territorians are encouraged to get out and make the most of this fantastic weekend of sport.
Gates open at 8am on Saturday and 8.30am on Sunday.
Friday 11 January
- 3pm-5pm Adelaide Strikers Training with ASCA Womens and Girls players, Traeger Park
- 5.30pm-6.45pm Adelaide Strikers coaching and leadership activity with senior women ASCA players and coaches, Monas Lounge
- 5.30pm-6.45pm Adelaide Strikers host life as a professional cricketer session with junior female ASCA players, Traeger Park
- 5.30pm-6.45pm Gap Community Centre visit
Saturday 12 January
- 9.45am-10.30am WBBL pre-game clinic, Albrecht Oval
- Blast squads before match
Sunday 13 January
- Blast squads before match
As stated by Minister for Tourism and Culture, Lauren Moss
It is fantastic to welcome the Adelaide Strikers and the Perth Scorchers back to Alice Springs.
The WBBL has a large following across the nation and we cant wait to showcase the Red Centre to the rest of Australia.
This weekends matches will not only put Alice Springs in the spotlight, but will greatly support local business with around 60 people including players and staff from game development, event presentation and broadcast fields expected to travel to the Red Centre for the event, as well as cricket fans from around Australia.
The matches also provide a welcome increase to visitation numbers during the low season in Central Australia.
As stated by Member for Braitling, Dale Wakefield
The WBBL matches and community activities held in Alice Springs provide great opportunities for aspiring young cricketers to meet their sporting heroes.
Having some of the nations best cricketers here in Alice Springs inspires the next generation of sporting stars to build their aspirations to one day play professional cricket for their country.
Territorians love their sport from an early age, so its great to see the WBBL players devoting time during their visit to training sessions and clinics with young children.
We continue to bring top-class sporting events to the NT as they attract visitors from across Australia and enhance the Territory lifestyle, which is so important in keeping people living in the NT.