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GMA supports inaugural women's T-20 Cricket League in Geraldton

GMA is supporting the inaugural women’s T-20 Cricket series by funding the league’s key field umpires for the 2019/2020 season.

GMA Executive General Manager - Global Mining Paul Ferguson said the Group was particularly proud to support the local women’s cricket tournament held in Geraldton, Western Australia.

“As a local company and member of the community, we are committed to protecting and enhancing the wonderful lifestyle of the Midwest community,” Mr Ferguson said.

“By lending our support to women who have established a local competition in a previously male dominated sport, I hope we encourage more women to get involved with cricket, and indeed mining. 

“Women make up roughly 20 percent of our Mid-west workforce – a number we are always striving to increase.”

Administration Officer Stacey Jerrard has worked for GMA since 2005, and Safety Officer Lizy Kelly joined the Group this year; both are amateur cricket players and will play in the inaugural Geraldton league.

“When we found out that the competition was going to rely on volunteer umpires , we brought it to the attention of GMA and we very quickly had support.” Mrs Kelly said.

“Thanks to GMA, we’ve been able to pay umpires for each of the ten rounds of play.”


By Stephanie Cheong, GMA Group