Girl Guides Australia backs the ICC Women’s and Men’s T20 World Cup 2020
Girl Guides Australia is pleased to announce that we will be supporting the International Cricket Council (ICC) Women’s and Men’s T20 World Cups being hosted by Australia in 2020.
It is an exciting time for girls and young women and there are bold ambitions for the Women’s T20 World Cup to be the biggest women’s sporting event ever held in Australia, but the event will be much more than just a cricket tournament. The Women’s T20 World Cup aims to set new benchmarks and inspire change for generations to come by showcasing female talent and achievement on the global stage like never before.
Girls Guides Australia is working closely with the T20 World Cup’s Local Organising Committee on a range of initiatives that will ensure Girl Guides across Australia can share in the experience, including by attending matches to be played across Brisbane, Adelaide, Sydney, Perth, Canberra & Melbourne from Saturday 15 February – Sunday 8 March 2020, when the T20 World Cup will culminate with its Final at the world’s biggest cricket stadium – the Melbourne Cricket Ground – on International Women’s Day. This presents a chance for Australia to set a new world record for attendance at a women’s sporting fixture – a chance for Australia to demonstrate its leadership on a global stage.
The Men’s T20 World Cup will be played across seven Host Cities, commencing on 18 October through to the Final to be held at MCG in Melbourne on 15 November 2020. Girl Guides in Adelaide, Brisbane, Geelong, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney will have the opportunity to take part in the excitement in the lead up to the tournament as well as attend matches in these Host Cities.
More information is available at t20worldcup.com.
Girl Guides from across the country will have the opportunity to be part the excitement and we look forward to lending our leadership to the T20 World Cup’s ambition to empower girls and young women.
Janet Toney Rosemary Derwin
Board Chair Chief Commissioner
Girl Guide Australia Girl Guides Australia