The story of women’s cricket in Tasmania is one of perseverance and passion. And it’s a history of firsts, including Lily Poulett-Harris who founded organised women’s cricket in Australia, and the Tasmanian team that played in the first interstate women’s cricket match.
Underpinning the journey are the trailblazing pioneers who stepped into the male domain of cricket. In its beginnings, cricket helped women define themselves in a new way, to cross divides and showcase what they could do, rather than what was expected.
On a national stage, Tasmanian has thrived on its underdog tag, a source of motivation for many extraordinary performances. Whether playing national competition or local competition, Tasmanian female cricketers have shaped the modern game and paved the way for the professional pathways that exist today.
On the Front Foot tells the fascinating and spirited story of the rise of Tasmanian women’s cricket. A story that acknowledges past hardships and celebrates those who believed in change…and made it happen.
Jacqui Triffitt brings to her writing a unique perspective. As a Tasmanian state cricketer, coach and administrator, she is part of the story, and as a Consultant Sport and Exercise Psychologist, she understands what it takes to persist and achieve against the odds.