For the first time in season 2021-22 the TDP will be a state-wide program, where the selected players will train in the location closest to their residence, but on identical training programs.
Train in the South
Train in the Greater North
To be selected onto this program, ideal candidates have shown improvement in numerous areas, have the right character and skillset, and - in time and with the right support – have the ability to compete against the best in the world.
An integral part of the Cricket Tasmania’s female pathway program, players who are part of the TDP ideally would be ready to secure a full Tigers’ contract within the next one to three years.
As well as having full access to the Tigers Female coaching and sports science and sports medicine (SSSM) staff year-round, the TDP players will train with the full Tigers squad on multiple occasions throughout the year, as an immersive learning experience for when they are ready to make the jump up to the next level.
Tigers Female Head Coach, Salliann Beams, said she was excited that Tasmanian female cricketers of the future now had a tangible pathway to aspire to as they worked to achieve the top of their game.
“I have always said there is a lot of talent out there across the state, we just need to have the program and the resources to develop it to it its full potential. In having a clear and defined pathway, I hope this can inspire our next generation of female Tigers, so they know what they have to do to make it to the level where they can represent Tasmania, and beyond.
“The eight players selected in this year’s Tigers Development Program really are an exciting bunch of home-grown talent, and we can’t wait to see what they bring to the Tigers not only this season, but for years to come.”