Leadership Centre for Women in Sport

Women continue to be under-represented in visible leadership roles throughout the sport and recreation sector. This leadership space is designed to showcase various initiatives, programs, resources and provide support to help bridge this gap.

Explore the search and filter function below to find information about gender equality strategies, successful and innovative programs driving inclusion in Victoria or simply gain inspiration from some of our role models leading the way in the sector.

This is a space to collaborate and share insights as we know the only way to level the playing field is through working together. If you have any additional resources or information you think would be a great addition to this space please contact us.

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Balance the Board

The mandatory 40% women on boards quota is coming into effect on 1 July 2019. We are here to help.

On target to change the game

On target to change the game.

Diving into a new era

Diving Victoria knew they had an issue.

Victorian Sport and Recreation is O...

The Victorian government is continuing to lead the charge when it comes to gender equality in sport and recreation and o...

Olympians to drive BA's strategy

Basketball Australia has announced former Opal and WNBA powerhouse Lauren Jackson AO and Olympian, lawyer and Change Our...

Change Our Game pioneer receives ho...

Peggy O'Neal recognised in Queens Birthday Honours List for her distinguished service to women in leadership, Australian...

Breaking the Ice

New partnership to further pathways and boost opportunities for women in ice hockey.

Optus Sport names Tal Karp  in Wome...

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

Women in Sport Recruitment and Rete...

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

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 ...

Christy Collier appointed GM of Dea...

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

Bowls Australia welcomes Kate Hutch...

Bowls Australia (BA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Kate Hutchison as an Appointed non-Executive Director on ...

Champions set to change our game

The second intake of Change Our Game Champions have been unveiled.

Women in Sport Communication and Ma...

These guidelines have been developed to assist community sport and recreation organisations attract and retain women and...

'Time’s up. It’s our turn'

Head Coach of Notre Dame's women's basketball program calls for gender equality.

Insights from women who work in act...

As a board member at Yoga Australia, Robyn Lewis’s entry into the discipline started during her first pregnancy.

Massive upgrade of State Netball an...

The Victorian Government's massive upgrade to the State Netball and Hockey Centre in Parkville has begun.

IWD Lunch Presentations

Change Our Game International Women's Day - full presentations now available. Speakers include Tracey Holmes and Ministe...

"Enough is enough"

Change Our Game ambassador, Sharni Layton throws her support behind Tayla Harris and slammed comments made by trolls onl...

Insights from women who work in spo...

As the Chief Executive Officer, Swimming Australia, Leigh Russell is at the forefront of females working within sport.

Change Our Game IWD Lunch

More than 500 guests gathered to celebrate International Women’s Day with the theme of the third Change Our Game Lunch...

Jerril Rechter to lead Basketball A...

Basketball Australia has announced the appointment of Jerril Rechter as Chief Executive Officer.

Insights from women who work in spo...

Sally Phillips - Head of WNBL, Basketball Australia We caught up with the Head of the longest running women's profess...

Leaders recognised for their off co...

The Victorian Sport Awards is the night of nights for the Victorian sporting community; celebrating participants, coache...

Even Par tees off at the Victorian ...

Even Par, a program to generate gender equality in Victorian golf clubs, was launched at the ISPS Handa Vic Open in Barw...

Speakers announced ahead of IWD19 l...

An all-star line-up of speakers has been announced for the Change Our Game IWD19 lunch on 8 March, to explore the theme ...

Ambassadors receive Australia Day h...

We would like to congratulate two Change Our Game ambassadors whose contribution to sport has been acknowledged with Aus...

Shooting above average

Female basketball numbers skyrocket in Victorian Region. We chat with community role model, Megan Condron.

Making her mark

Geelong Cats' general manager of community Sarah Albon's passion for her club shines through.

Scholarship recipient leading the c...

Jasmine Richwol is part of a new generation changing the face of sports leadership, with a little help from Melbourne Bu...

Inner west cricket club smashing ge...

Driving positive cultural change at the grass roots level can be a challenging process.

Change Our Game Girls in Sport Summ...

On 13 October 2018, in the week of the International Day of the Girl, the Office for Women in Sport and Recreation (OWSR...

WBBL opening weekend a smash hit

Change Our Game Ambassador Mel Jones on how the shorter format is grabbing attention and inspiring young boys and girls.

The Game Changer's Working in the V...

Part 1 - Insights from women who work in sport and recreation

Triathlon Australia appoint first f...

Michelle Cooper was elected as the new President of Triathlon Australia at the Annual General Meeting on Saturday 10 Nov...

Investigating elite sports environm...

Women from cultural minority groups in elite sporting environments can experience challenges beyond those faced as a res...

Women in Coaching

We know women are underrepresented in leadership roles across all levels of the Victorian sport and active recreation se...

Victorian Athletic League names fi...

After 123 years of male leadership, the Victorian Athletic League has appointed Stephanie Spence as their first female P...

Australian Girls Dare to be Differe...

Motor sport has traditionally been a male dominate domain but the tide is turning thanks to a new generation of motoring...

The Ticket - Dr Bridie O'Donnell

Reflections: life, sport and everything in between. A one hour podcast that cycles through Italy, the USA and sport's ro...

2018 Girls in Sport Summit

Imagine Victoria in 10 years’ time as the best place in the world for girls to play sport. What does it look like? It...

Community Grants Announced

A total of 23 community sport and recreation organisations across the state are set to benefit from the second round of ...

International Day of the Girl

In 2012, the United Nations declared October 11 as International Day of the Girl. A global day of recognition, to celebr...

Advancing Women in Coaching

Over 150 members of the broader Victorian sport and active recreation sector enjoyed the Change Our Game Networking Lunc...

Game changing scholarships for 29 V...

A further 29 women from across the state are set for exciting new pathways to senior sports roles thanks to the second r...

Community  Role  Model:  Michelle  ...

Seagulls ready to fly: Williamstown Football Club adds a new chapter with women’s team.

One size doesn’t fit all

The market is changing and the way we market our products has to be just as relevant to males as females.

Little Athletics Victoria - Achievi...

Little Athletics Victoria CEO outlined his organisations intentions of meeting the mandatory incoming board Quotas by Ju...

Gender Balance at Every Forum

The absence of women at public professional forums is a problem. Because speakers are usually male, audiences are given ...

Breaking the Ice

How a strong community of female ice hockey players are skating ahead in the sport they love.

She Can Coach - AFL Vic

This new initiative, supported through the Victorian Government's Change Our Game Workforce Development program, is desi...

Inquiry into Women and Girls in Spo...

In December 2015, the Victorian Government released a report from an independent Inquiry that shed light on gender inequ...

AusPlay Focus Women and Girls

This publication delves into the participation of Australian women and girls in sport and physical activity.

Active Women and Girls Strategy

The Active Women and Girls’ Strategy seeks to create equitable opportunities for female participation in sport.

Female friendly infrastructure

The Guidelines provide information and advice on how to deliver more gender equitable environments.

Driving Women's Golf Forward

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

NMFC Gender Equality Action Plan

Outlining how to ensure power, resources and decision-making are shared equally between men and women.

Champions Stand Together

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

This Girl Can - Victoria

This Girl Can – Vic is here to celebrate and support Victorian women embracing physical activity.

Transition to Board Quotas

Vicsport have designed this document to help organisations with the transition to mandatory board quotas.

Balance the Board

The mandatory 40% women on boards quota is coming into effect on 1 July 2019. We are here to help.

Game Changers En Route to Leadershi...

Hear from four of our inaugural Change Our Game Scholarship recipients.

Count Us In

This publication provides advice on developing physical activity programs for women.

Sporting Clubs Taking Action

This resource highlights 5 essential action areas for sporting clubs to consider when preventing violence against women.

Safe and Strong

Safe and Strong - Victoria’s Gender Equality Strategy sets out a framework for enduring and sustained action.

Trans and gender diverse inclusion ...

Outlines obligations under the Equal Opportunity Act regarding discrimination against trans and gender diverse people.

Role model - Peggy O'Neal

Peggy was chair for the advisory panel for the Inquiry into Women and Girls in Sport and Active Recreation.

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.

Role model - Dr Clare Hanlon

With over 25 years' research and practical experience in sport, Clare has been changing the game in a number of ways.

Women break through

Women like Kim Ivett are leading a resurgence in interest in billiards and snooker in Victoria.

Brighton Declaration

The Brighton Declaration on Women and Sport sets forth 10 principles for gender equality in sport.

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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