Jodie Fields announces scholarship in her name

07 Nov 2014

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Former Southern Stars skippers Jodie Fields will work to help with the development of young female cricketers, announcing a scholarship in her name.

The Jodie Fields Young Cricketer Development Scholarship recipient is selected from a group of promising players that attend the Queensland Cricket Emerging Girls talent identification camp in Brisbane.

The inaugural recipient of the scholarship was 12-year-old Charli Knott from Mackay.

"Cricket has provided me with many opportunities through education, sport, leadership and friendships and this is a way I can give something back to the sport that has given me so much," Fields told The Chronicle.

"Cricket provides girls an opportunity to develop all-round life skills, cricket and athletic skills, and qualities around resilience and humility.

"If I can help a young girl with their education and their development as a player, then I feel that is a positive step forward for women's cricket in Queensland."