Sydney Sixers named squad ahead of weekend
The Sydney Sixers have named a squad of 15 players for this weekend's must win WBBL games against the Melbourne Renegades and Melbourne Stars, with the final 11 for each game to be confirmed at the bat flip.
Rising star Hayley Silver-Holmes returns from a foot injury, while World Cup winning allrounder Ash Gardner, who suffered a concussion while fielding last Sunday, has been included with a decision on her availability made in due course.
Along with the obvious importance of the games given the Sixers' current fifth placing on a cluttered season standings, Saturday's fixture carries extra significance for the Sydney Sixers as they play in honour of the Sony Foundation's You Can Champs.
Earlier in the week Sixers captain Ellyse Perry spoke about the weekend's games and the effect the Sixers' long standing partnership has on the players and Champs.
THE SIXERS CAMPAIGN WITH YOU CAN
10th year of the ‘Sixers Can, You Can’ Campaign, with the funds raised providing desperately needed emergency accommodation for regional youth cancer patients. This is the second year for our WBBL team.
Our squad will wear special jerseys to honour youth cancer patients and survivors during the on Saturday against the Renegades
Player names on the jerseys will be swapped with three words of inspiration provided by a youth cancer patient to raise awareness in the community of the battle these young people face, and to show them that the Sydney Sixers community back them.
We are honoured to play on their behalf on Saturday and every player in our squad will be thinking of that special person they are playing for and be motivated for a win!
CALL TO ACTION
The jerseys will be signed by the players and up for auction following the match for 1 week
We’re asking all our fans to get involved and either bid on the jerseys or donate.
Every $100 we raise equals one night of accommodation for a regional cancer patient and their family in Sydney at a Quest Apartment.
WHAT ARE WE HOPING THE CAMPAIGN ACHIEVES?
It’s shocking to hear that regional youth cancer patients face extra challenges when they come to the city for treatment.
1/3 of young people with cancer are from regional areas and accommodation while they get treatment in Sydney can cost thousands of dollars.
Every $100 raised = 1 night of accommodation so we hope to raise some funds and awareness.