Sunrisers are delighted to announce a unique and exciting partnership with Take Her Lead (THL), seeing Sunrisers working as the organisation’s Founding Delivery Partner.
Take Her Lead has been founded by Isa Guha in honour of her mum, Roma, who believed in empowering all people to thrive in life - irrespective of their background, identity or ability - “forwarding people” in her own words. Take Her Lead is forwarding this vision by working to enable a more inclusive environment for women and girls across the game. They aim to connect women and girls with role models, amplify their voices to ensure our game reflects their needs, and empower them to fulfil their potential and thrive, within cricket and beyond.
Together Sunrisers and Take Her lead will be working to inspire, empower and engage girls from across the game, throughout the region. Collaboration to develop and deliver events and experiences as part of pilot programmes across the Sunrisers region. The partnership will see a group of Sunrisers professional and elite players trained to facilitate THL Inspire & Amplify Workshops, with ongoing mentor training designed to help these players develop new skills away from the cricket pitch.
In addition, the partnership will also see Sunrisers Academy proudly wearing the Take Her Lead logo on the front of their playing shirts this summer and the launch of Sunrisers x Take Her Lead caps across the Sunrisers retail range.
About the partnership, Danni Warren, Sunrisers Regional Director of Women’s Cricket, said:
“It is so important to us that Sunrisers use our platform to inspire our community, furthering the game for the benefit of all across the region. Our partnership with Take Her Lead truly embodies our values of inclusion, progression and versatility, and is something we are very excited to be part of from their inception.
Sunrisers are very proud to be working with Isa, Jayde and the team at Take Her Lead. This is a unique opportunity for our professional and elite players to shape the landscape of women & girls cricket, whilst developing their own knowledge and skills along the journey.”
Take Her Lead founder, Isa Guha, added:
“The opportunity to work with Sunrisers was a natural fit, with so many shared values. These values shine through in the work we've already seen them do, and their excitement to work with us to collaborate on the development and delivery of our pilot programmes is a testament to this shared vision.
The women's game is moving at a fast pace into the professional era, and it's so important to work side by side to show wider communities that cricket truly is a game for everyone. The players see a responsibility to use their voice and drive change, and we are really excited to use this platform to empower them to do just that."
You can find out more about Take Her Lead in the following ways:
Instagram - takeherleadorg
Twitter - @TakeHerLeadfdn
Web - www.takeherlead.org
Sunrisers Academy are currently in action at Shrewsbury School as part of the ECB Regional Academy Festival running from Wednesday 20th to Sunday 24th July.
You can follow all Sunrisers Academy action this summer through Sunrisers Twitter: @sunriserscrick
Sunrisers x Take Her Lead caps were available to purchase for the first time at last night's England v South Africa T20I at The Cloud County Ground, Chelmsford. They can also be purchased from Sunrisers retail stalls at all Sunrisers home fixtures and at selected summer festivals.