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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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2020 Change Our Game International Women's Day Lunch

6th Mar 2020
ZINC Federation Square Melbourne, VIC 3000

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Change Our Game International Women's Day

Now in its second year, the Change Our Game International Women’s Day Lunch is fast becoming a premier event within the Victorian sport and business community.Held on the 6th March 2020, the

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Change Our Game Scholarship Alumni Network Launched

In December 2019 the Change Our Game Scholarship Alumni Program was launched.

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Spotlight on our Scholorship recipients: Rebecca Lane

Rebecca Lane wanted to become a better leader, but didn't want to sit in a lecture theatre with hundred of other people.

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Breaking Barriers for Women's Cycling

In 2020 the Deakin Women’s Race will open the 2020 UCI Women’s WorldTour calendar – a fillip for Australian cycling, sport and the region. Plus, the event will award equal prize money to both elite men’s and women’s races.