Vanuatu Cricket through its women’s island cricket program (WICP) organized a two (2) days (22nd – 23rd of March) umpiring and scoring training for women who are participating in Island Cricket in Port Vila.
A total of 10 female participants from, Ifira, Seas-Side, Pango, Mele, Erakor, Beverly Hills and Fresh Water were able to complete the two days of training to equip them with the knowledge and skills to run or officiate an Island Cricket match.
The VCA’s Women’s Cricket supervisor, Amelia Lawac, said that the main purpose of this training program is to provide participants with more knowledge and understanding of the game and the rules of island cricket.
“We run a similar training at the start of each year, before the season competitions kick off to allow players from each club to participate and learn more about the rules of the game and how to record scores for island cricket,” said Lawac.
At the end of the second day of this training program, Vanuatu Cricket Association (VCA) awarded successful participants with the umpiring and scoring completion certificate and they in turn finished up their program by printing their own umpire and scorer shirts.
The participants who have attended and successfully completed this training are now eligible to officiate island cricket matches and competitions throughout the year.
The women’s island cricket program is funded by the Australian Government through the Pacific Sports Partnership (PSP) program.