In this episode former international cricketer, coach and broadcaster Lydia Greenway joins Gordon MacLelland to discuss growing female sport and how we can best support and inspire the young females in our lives.
During the conversation they discuss amongst other things:
- The variation in cultures around the cricketing world
- Lydia’s book ‘Women and Girls’ Cricket’ which aims to support clubs, coaches and parents
- The difference between how we support young boy’s and girls in sport
- Providing a range of sporting opportunities for young children to lay really good foundations
- The value of informal play
- The benefits of girls playing with and against the boys in the early stages of their development
- The huge influence of parents and their role modelling in how they shape the values and beliefs of young people
- The massive impact that Lydia’s family had on her development
- Managing the aftermath of a poor performance as a parent
- Always striving to be better every day and developing this positive type of focus and mindset with our children
- Recognising that development in cricket can be a ‘slow burn’ and littered with failure
- Encouraging parents to focus on the processes and building blocks of development
Lydia Greenway is a former cricketer who represented England, Kent and the Southern Vipers. In 2017 she launched ‘Cricket for Girls’ focussing on training teachers and coaches. Since then she has launched the ‘Girls Cricket Club’ to focus on developing female cricketers at grassroots level. Lydia is also a broadcaster and has recently been an assistant coach with the Mumbai Indians in the inaugural women’s IPL.