The South West Women in Sport Leadership program will provide leadership training to 25 women who are currently involved in sporting clubs, local government or the broader sport sector.
Working to level the playing field for women and girls in sport and active recreation.
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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.
13th November 2018Port Fairy
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Imagine Victoria in 10 years’ time as the best place in the world for girls to play sport. What does it look like?
It’s an interesting thought, and one that was posed to over 100 girls aged between 13-15 recently.
A total of 23 community sport and recreation organisations across the state are set to benefit from the second round of the Victorian Government’s Change Our Game Community Activation Grants.
Over 150 members of the broader Victorian sport and active recreation sector enjoyed the Change Our Game Networking Lunch – Advancing Women in Coaching in Geelong on Friday.
A further 29 women from across the state are set for exciting new pathways to senior sports roles thanks to the second round of the Victorian Government’s Change Our Game Scholarships.