Leadership Centre

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Change Our game

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Change Our Game

It’s amazing how far Australian women in sport have come. But we’re still far from fair. Now is the time to change that.

The Victorian Government is committed to increasing the number of women and girls participating in sport and active recreation, from grassroots through to leadership roles.

In late 2015, the Inquiry into Women and Girls in Sport and Active Recreation presented nine recommendations to increase female leadership and participation. 

The Inquiry also outlined a way forward, helping change and improve sport and recreation for all involved.

The Victorian Government has accepted all nine recommendations.

The sport and recreation sector, state and local governments and other partners across Victoria are now actively working together to bring about this change. Having strong partners is key. ‘Change our Game’ is a rally cry to ignite an undeniable desire amongst women and men who want to see their sport and recreation activities prosper into the future.

Women and girls make up just over half of the Victorian population, and we know through academic graduation rates and other measures that women have skills, knowledge and experience that are equal to men. 

Yet the overwhelming finding of the Inquiry is that women are under-represented in leadership roles in the sport and active recreation sector.

Not tapping into that talent pool is inequitable and wasteful. 

Change Our Game is changing that.

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Change Our Game Scholarship Program

25th July 2018

Scholarship Program

The Change Our Game Scholarship program provides funding to assist women to access professional learning and development opportunities to enhance skills in sport and recreation leadership and management.

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Equality on Cue with Pool Victoria

Women and girls' participation in pool is a specific passion for Andrea Bird, Project Officer Pool Victoria.

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Driving Women's Golf Forward

How innovative ideas and challenging the status quo is helping introduce golf to women and girls in regional Victoria.

Become a Take Action Hero

Champions Stand Together

A pledge by our Change Our Game Champions to stand together against discrimination and vilification.

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How the Game has Changed

Peggy O’Neal and Dr Bridie O'Donnell reflect on the inaugural year of the Office for Women in Sport and Recreation.