WISPA “Bats for Six” during the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022

8 March 2022 – UN International Women’s Day 2022

WISPA “Bats for Six” during the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022 – Women’s Leadership Programme

Women in Sport Aotearoa (WISPA), in its capacity as an Official Charity Partner of the 2022 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup, is delighted to announce the launch of a special women’s leadership series set to take place around Aotearoa New Zealand during the tournament.

Kicking off from Wednesday 9 March 2022, WISPA will be working closely with its local “women in sport” partners in Dunedin, Tauranga, Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington and Christchurch to bring together more than 100+ female “Mentors” and “Mentees” at six 1-day local leadership events over the next five weeks.

 

ADVANCING WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP IN SPORT

The purpose of the new series is to identify young women around the country who are demonstrating leadership potential in sport and active recreation, but who may need a boost to help them realise their potential. They are being specially selected by WISPA’s local partners from amongst the 16-19 year age group; and chosen not because they are already in leadership roles – such as school captains, or team leaders – but because they have the potential to be, with assistance.

Each day will start with a fun interactive 90min workshop delivered by WISPA Co-Chair Professor Sarah Leberman MNZM and the local Mentors, focussing on how to exercise leadership. The sessions will encourage personal exploration of individual values, strengths and passions and how these can be applied in the sporting context. The workshop will be followed by hospitality at a World Cup match – giving our young women the opportunity to see elite women’s sport, live!

The series fits closely with WISPA’s strategic pillar “Lead the Change | Kōkiritia kia tōkeke” – increased representation of women and girls in sport leadership.

In line with WISPA’s commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and with help from the WISPA Rōpū, He Wahine Toa ke tei Kokiri, there will be a purposeful focus on ensuring wāhine Māori gain equitable access to this opportunity. WISPA is seeking a range of participants, recognising that potential comes from everywhere.

You can watch out for more news on this series across the WISPA social media channels!

Read more about each event here:

  • Dunedin – in partnership with Women in Sport Otago
  • Tauranga & Auckland – in partnership with Sport Bay of Plenty & Aktive Auckland
  • Hamilton – in partnership with Sport Waikato

TIMETABLE

  1. Wednesday 9th March, Dunedin – in partnership with Women in Sport Otago
    • Workshop Venue – Forsyth Stadium  
    • Timings for workshop – 9:30am – 11:30am NZT
    • Cricket – Hospitality in the Long Room (West Indies v England)
  2.  Friday 18th March, Tauranga – in partnership with Sport Bay of Plenty
    • Workshop Venue – Trustpower Baypark
    • Timings for the workshop – 8:45am – 10:45am NZT
    • Cricket – Hospitality in the World Cup Marquee (West Indies v Bangladesh)
  3. Saturday 19th March, Auckland – in partnership with Aktive Auckland
    • Workshop Venue – AUT City Campus
    • Timings for the workshop – 11:00am – 1:00pm NZT
    • Cricket – Hospitality in the World Cup lounge (India v Australia)
  4. Tuesday 22nd March, Hamilton – in partnership with Sport Waikato
    • Workshop Venue – FMG Stadium
    • Timings for the workshop – 11:00am – 1:00pm NZT
    • Cricket – Hospitality in the Oaks Room (India v Bangladesh)
  5. Friday 25th March, Wellington – in partnership with Nuku Ora
    • Workshop Venue – Gibson Sheat Offices Waterfront
    • Timings for the workshop – 8:45am – 10:45am NZT
    • Cricket – Hospitality in the Long Room (Bangladesh v Australia)
  6. Sunday 27th March, Christchurch – in partnership with Women in Sport Waitaha
    • Workshop Venue –  North Hagley Sports Trust Building Park
    • Timings for workshop – 11:00am – 1:00pm NZT
    • Cricket – Hospitality in The Members Pavilion (India v South Africa)

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

Nicky van den Bos, WISPA Programme Director, nicky@womeninsport.org.nz / 022 059 7999

 

COVID-19 Management & Protocols

Aotearoa New Zealand is currently operating on the “red” setting of the COVID-19 Protection Framework (CPF). WISPA is fully compliant with all government restrictions in the planning and the delivery of its off-site workshops, and will also adhere to all rules set by the ICC and the LOC at the match venues. The workshops will be offered primarily as physical events, however hybrid and virtual-only options will also be used if necessary.

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