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Youth Female

State Challenges

The State Challenge is designed to increase the level of competition for underage players.


These highly competitive matches allow players to demonstrate their skill and match awareness in front of coaches and selectors for progression through the pathway.

As part of the Female Youth Pathway, State Challenges will be held in the U/13, U/15 and U/18 age groups, with the U/15 and U/18 tournaments serving as selection trials for the ACT/NSW Country and NSW Metro teams for National Championships.

How are the State Challenge teams selected?

Overseen by the Senior Manager – Pathways, a panel of selectors will select all sides in the program.

The selection panel can include:

NSW Metropolitan  

  • Cricket NSW Female Pathway Manager
  • Cricket NSW Academy Coaches
  • Team Coaches

ACT/NSW Country

  • Cricket NSW Academy Regional Female Coaches
  • Cricket ACT Female Pathway Manager
  • Team Coaches
  • Country Selector (as approved by the NSW Country Committee of Management)