The Hurricanes Foundation Northern Rookie Program returns for the 2019/20 Big Bash season, with the date for the Female Northern Rookie trial locked in for Saturday 14 September.
Each club in Cricket North and Cricket North West competitions will have the opportunity to nominate players to attend the trial. Additionally, female players from the Greater North will also be able to self-nominate to attend the trials.
Participants will need to register to take part by completing the online registration form here. Please note that players must be 16 years of age or older to be put forward for the program.
Hurricanes Women’s Head Coach, Salliann Briggs, will attend the trial at the NTCA Ground in Launceston on Saturday 14 September from 9am - 12pm. The session is designed to give the girls the best opportunity to show their talent and skills to Salliann and for her to watch them train.
The move to a standalone WBBL season has brought this date forward from last year, with the Hurricanes Foundation Northern Rookie Program designed to give aspiring young Tasmanian players an invaluable taste of what’s involved with being a member of the Hurricanes squad.
The successful players will be considered members of their respective Big Bash squads, participating in media opportunities, fan events and player appearances, as well as attending training sessions, matches and pre-season commitments during this upcoming W/BBL summer season.
The successful female player will join the Hurricanes WBBL|05 squad from:
- Monday 28 October to Saturday 9 November, including when the team plays two matches at West Park in Burnie.
- Monday 11 November - Wednesday 13 November, including when the team plays at Invermay Park in Launceston.
- Thursday 21 November - Sunday 24 November, including when the team plays in the Hobart Festival Weekend at Blundstone Arena.
Previous players selected as the Hurricanes Northern Rookie, which has been running for two years, include Riverside's Emma Manix-Geeves - who is now a full-time Tasmanian Tigers player and Jarrod Freeman from Mowbray, who has two First-Class Tigers appearances to his name to date and made his Big Bash debut for the Hurricanes last summer.
The selection process for the Hurricanes Foundation Male Northern Rookie will be confirmed in the near future.