Three Greater Northern Raiders have signed on Cricket Tasmania's reinvigorated Tigers Development Program.
Launceston's Meg Radford, Charlotte Layton and Ava Curtis are part of a squad of eight that will participate in the statewide program.
The Tigers Development Program will see the junior players train in a similar environment to that of contracted Tigers players.
Players selected will be groomed for a possible spot on the Tigers roster within two or three years after enrolling.
"I'm absolutely thrilled those three have been recognised for their season with the Raiders last year," Raiders coach Darren Simmonds said.
"It just shows their development, and how far they've come in their short careers.
"This is a reward for that, and the opportunities it brings."
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Radford, 20 and Layton, 17, have played with the Raiders women's squad since its inception.
Curtis, 15, joined the squad in its second year, already proving to be particularly promising in her bowling.
Simmonds said getting Curtis involved with the Raiders program has helped fast-track the young-gun's development.
I'd love to play cricket for TasmaniaCharlotte Layton
He added the TDP's inclusion of the entire state was beneficial to giving Greater Northern players a chance to get recognised as state players.
"The program is across the state - you don't have to be in Hobart to be a part of it," Simmonds said.
"We've got three Raiders which is terrific, and also it adds depth and support for our program and what we're doing in giving these players that opportunity."
Layton echoed her coach's sentiments, adding that participating in the types of trainings contracted Tigers are subjected to was hugely beneficial.
"It's something I've always thought about - I'd love to play cricket for Tasmania," the left-arm orthodox said.
"With this program, it's even more possible because we have more support and the right help to get us there."
Greater North: Ava Curtis, Charlotte Layton, Meg Radford
South: Melodie Armstrong, Maddison Brooks, Cassie McLoughlin, Clare Scott, Laura Scott
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