Cricket Ireland will tomorrow host the first in a three-part Web Series entitled On the Front Foot, with the intention to championing Female Leaders in Sport.

It will bring together different voices from the wider world of sport with each episode giving the audience the lived experiences of the panellists as well as discussion and a Q&A surrounding the importance of leadership and visibility for women and girls.

“Welcoming a diverse group of champions of female leaders in sport to the discussions, the series will look to show that equality is best achieved when we work together and support each other,” said Warren Deutrom, CEO of Cricket Ireland.

“Investing in the future sustainability of our sport by engaging those with experience in the wider world of sport is important to our journey of growth, particularly in the female game.”

Marie Crowe will act as the host for each episode which will be broadcast live and available to watch back on the Cricket Ireland website.

The first week’s guests have been revealed as the current Irish cricket captain, Laura Delany, Sport Ireland’s Women in Sport Committee Chair, board member and former rugby international Lynne Cantwell, and Sene Naoupu, current rugby international and International Rugby Players board member.

They will be discussing the importance of diversity and inclusion in sport, appealing to a broad audience, making positive steps off the field to make bigger ones on it, being a female voice for other females, women supporting women and learning from other sports, as well as the challenges balancing off the pitch and on the pitch sporting commitments.

The panellists for weeks two and three will be announced at the conclusion of each episode with topics for discussion including youth leadership, encouraging, training and mentoring women to be leaders, male advocacy for female sport and leaders, the importance of female leaders in bringing sport and cricket forward, and working collaboratively.

Registration is free but is required in advance.  You can register for the first episode taking place at 1 pm on Wednesday, September 9th here.