A sign of hope - I was teaching at a primary school (Y3) the other day, when word came round that the boys were going to be taken out for football practice. Now that in itself was an issue - why just the boys? But leaving that aside, one of the boys stood up and said 'What about x? She's really good.' And he was genuinely shocked that this girl wasn't given the chance. With lads like him in the world, we maybe, just maybe, stand a chance of changing things.
That's really good to hear wicketkeeper - I've noticed that even by preschool a lot of children already have it ingrained that x is for girls and y for boys. Nice that he was just interested in her ability.