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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 Community Activation grants - now closed

27th March 2019
28 April 2019

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Optus Sport names Tal Karp in Women's World Cup team

Change Our Game Ambassador and former Matilda, Tal Karp will front an expert team as part of the Optus Sport FIFA Women's World Cup broadcast team.

Branded tile: Recruitment and Retention Guidelines for Women in Sport and Recreaiton

Women in Sport Recruitment and Retention Guidelines

These guidelines have been developed to assist community sport and recreation organisations increase the number of women in visible leadership roles.

Women in sailboats on the water

Women hit the water in new program

A Melbourne yacht club is breaking down the barriers of female participation in sailing through a revolutionary program known as Women on Water, paving the way for sailing and creating significant positive change in the local area.

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Christy Collier appointed GM of Deakin Melbourne Boomers

The Deakin Melbourne Boomers are excited to announce that Christy Collier will join the club as the new General Manager.