The Malawi U19 Women's cricket team are currently training hard for a tour of Botswana at the end of August but need urgent help to fund the trip. Please help as you can.
READ MORE about the Cricket Academy program below.
The Cricket Academy is empowering local communities in Malawi through sport and education.
Within 5 – 10 years you will see Malawi competing on the world stage against other associate cricket nations in both Men’s and Women’s competitions.
Malawi has some of the most talented cricketers and some of the most intelligent young thinkers. They just haven’t been given the chance to thrive.
Established in 2011, The Cricket Academy aims to develop talented cricketers as well as educated young men and women. We do this through our grassroots cricket programs in Malawi. These grassroots programs are focused mainly in schools and low-income areas.
Through these grass roots programs we have identified a number of talented cricketers who have gone on to represent Malawi. Many of these young people have also been awarded scholarships to complete their high school diplomas and continue with tertiary studies. They have also been absorbed into our management structure and are now responsible for many of the programs we run.
This campaign is also to raise funds for our education scholarships. We are looking to expand our scholarship program to involve more women and girls.
We also need funds to purchase basic cricket equipment for the clinics we run in schools and proper equipment for our high performance programs.
$10 – buys a basic locally made cricket set for a primary school program
$50 – pays school fees for 1 term for one of our talented women’s or men’s cricketers
$800 – funds our primary school development program for 1 term
$1000 – funds new equipment for our high performance program
The secondary aim is publicity. There is so much potential for what we can achieve. We just haven’t made the right connections yet. We want to reach as many cricket clubs, fellow cricket tragics, possible supporters and community development projects as we can. So please share this among your networks and like us on Facebook https://web.facebook.com/groups/thecricketacademy.mw/?fref=ts to keep up to date with our latest updates.
We need as many people as possible to know about the social changes we are making in Malawi through cricket and the opportunities we are giving young Malawian men and women to realise both their academic and sporting potential.