Ann Hargie reports, “On Friday 5 October Scotland celebrated Active Girls Day, which is an initiative sportscotland have set up to get more girls playing sport. Calderside Academy was treated to a visit from Uddingston CC who led the day with two sessions in the morning with 70 female pupils getting a taster session of cricket. Participants included enthusiastic sports leaders, including Scottish Government Minister for Older People & Equalities, Christina McKelvie.
“Cricket Scotland’s Rosy Ryan took half of the girls for a session of CricHIIT, which is a newly launched programme by Cricket Scotland and encourages females to take up cricket by doing a fun, high-intensity interval training session. The day was supported from sportscotland and Active Schools South Lanarkshire who are devoted to getting more girls active.”