US Consulate Lahore organises cricket coaching camp for women

05:06 PM | 21 Dec, 2018
US Consulate Lahore organises cricket coaching camp for women
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LAHORE - US Consul General Colleen Crenwelge on Friday welcomed 25 young women between the ages of 12 and 20 to a cricket coaching camp organised by the US Consulate General in Lahore in collaboration with the Pakistan Cricket Board, the National Cricket Academy, and Galaxy Sports.

The program promoted gender equality and women’s empowerment through the game of cricket, focusing on leadership and team building skills.

Colleen Crenwelge talks with a young participant during an interactive session. Photo PR.

During the camp, the young women attended interactive sessions on team building and leadership skills led by Pakistani field hockey star Rabia Qadir and Pakistani cricketer and commentator Marina Iqbal. Participants also toured the Pakistan Cricket Board Museum and the National Cricket Academy.

A girl receives a certificate from Pakistani field hockey star Rabia Qadir. Photo PR.

Colleen Crenwelge told the talented participants that “investing in women produces positive effects far beyond the individual. Empowering women and ensuring their voices are heard results in stronger families, stronger communities, and stronger countries.”

A young girl plays cricket shot during camp. Photo PR.

She added that programs like the cricket camp will build new and lasting relationships and create a network of young women who strive to create positive change through sports.