Meet Linda Bull: Sierra Leone’s New Female Cricket Rising Star
Linda Bull made her debut for Sierra Leone in 2010 in the encounter against Kenya in an international cricket competition in Kampala, Uganda. She is the current captain of the Stadium Stars Female Cricket Club where she has bagged lot of laurels including Most Valuable Player, Man-of-the-Match awards, Best Bowler and many more
Linda Bull hails from a sporting family with her father Mr John M.S. Bull being her role model, life coach and inspiration. Linda Bull started her sporting career in her early teenage years way back in 2008 and had her first appointment as Vice-Captain of Sierra Leone Cricket Women’s National Team in 2010.
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Linda Bullhas contributed immensly in Female cricketing in sierra leone. Born in a community where sports is paramount, and in a family where everyone is a sporting discipline, one cannot doubt where she gets her passion. Linda was first an athlete and later gained interest in cricketing. The adaptation was not risky as her late dad, and elder brothers were cricketers.
Linda started playing cricket even before women’s cricket was officially introduced in sierra Leone. She had chalked up 14 years in the game and was excited when sierra Leone formally introduced women’s cricket in 2007. She became the captain of stadium stars female cricket club few months after playing for them and this was the beginning of her career. Linda loves cricket and has made many scarifies for it.
It is disheartening to note that often, women involved in sports sacrifice their education. Linda took a different path altogether. She attended the Baptist Primary School and did her Secondary education at the St. Joseph’s Secondary School, Brookfrields. After her high school education, she went to Fourah Bay College, graduated with honors degree in English Language and went futher to study Law which has always been her dream.