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First-ever Champion of Women’s and Girls’ Cricket

Transforming cricket for generations to come, from grassroots clubs all the way up to the Metro Bank Women’s Ashes

We’re so proud to be partnering with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) as the first-ever Champion of Women’s and Girls’ Cricket, and lead partner for the One Day women’s and men’s game.

As the people-people bank, we're passionate about diversity, inclusion, and community

We play an active role in the community around every store, with every colleague getting a paid Day to AMAZE each year to volunteer for a local charity. We honour the Investing in Women Code by supporting female entrepreneurs through networking and events. Now, we're putting our passion into action to empower women and girls to reach their full potential in cricket and beyond.

A partnership with purpose

At the heart of the partnership is a new Women’s and Girls’ Fund – made up of equal contributions from the ECB and Metro Bankwhich will be used to break down barriers and create more inclusive opportunities, to attract and keep more women and girls in the sport.

Sport can provide a confidence boost and social mobility to girls from all backgrounds. The effects of our partnership with the ECB will stretch way beyond the cricket pitch, creating a lasting legacy for generations to come.

Lead partner for One Day women’s and men’s cricket

We’re also the new title partner of the Metro Bank One Day Internationals, for both women and men, and the lead partner for the domestic One Day competitions – namely The Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy, presented by Metro Bank – for the women, and the Metro Bank One Day Cup for the men.

“We are excited by this extension to our partnership with the ECB, as it provides us with an enhanced platform to drive our agenda as the Champion of Women’s & Girls’ cricket.”

Danielle Lee, Director of Brand and Marketing at Metro Bank

Our Cricket Manifesto

We're committed to championing Women's & Girls' cricket, so we’ve put together a manifesto to explain why this is so important to us, and to women and girls across the country.

Read our Cricket Manifesto

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