After an initial trial season, Royal High Corstorphine Lionesses were looking for managerial help in order to compete in the Women's Premier League in Scotland. It was a genuine pleasure and a privilege to be able to join them as a volunteer board member in October 2017, and plan how we might progress.
We soon realised that in order to move forwards, financial assistance was also needed. Having just had an extremely successful Edinburgh Yarn Festival in March 2018, Woolly Originals decided to support further this incredibly inclusive group of amazing women with an annual sponsorship.
And with the help of additional funding from the National Lottery, the Club was also to hire two Activators from April 2018 to April 2020, Ikra Farooq and Rex Hugill, to reach out and help welcome more girls and women into cricket. A huge Thank You to Cricket Scotland for supporting the successful application.
Although the 2020 season was severely curtailed during to the COVID-19 virus, we returned to a near full fixture list in 2021.