Junior Bendigo cricketers have been given the opportunity to attend training sessions to take their skills to the next level.
With help from the Carlton-Brunswick Strikers, the aim is to increase the available pathways for junior girls in regional areas.
"Girls in the city have clear pathways to women's teams, but girls in the country don't have many options," Carlton-Brunswick Strikers Women's cricket coordinator Rob Moore said.
"Our goal is to educate them about the pathways that are available and do something to contribute to the development of cricket in regional areas."
The ideal long-term outcome was to see more senior women's teams at a community level in regional areas.
"There's a bit of a hole in the middle," Moore said.
"There is fantastic grassroots participation and lots of options for girls playing premier and elite level cricket.
"But there aren't enough clubs that have senior women's teams for girls coming out of junior programs.
"There's a gap at present across the cricket community, and we want to help fill it.
"To see more community level cricket up in Bendigo would be fantastic."
Recently Moore and a team of coaches from the Carlton-Brunswick Strikers came to Bendigo to host a skills session with the players.
The session covered a range of activities including, batting, bowling and general game skills.
Bendigo junior cricketer Tia Davidge, who also played with the Carlton-Brunswick Strikers last year, was one of the participants.
"There were some great one-on-ones with the batters which was really good because we were able to learn a lot from it," Davidge said.
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