On 13 October 2018, in the week of the International Day of the Girl, the Office for Women in Sport and Recreation (OWSR) hosted a first-of-its-kind deliberation, bringing together 82 girls aged between 13 and 15 years old, who are currently engaged in club sport.
The OWSR wanted to know what it's like for girls participating in club sport, what keeps them involved and what may turn them away.
The Summit provided an opportunity for OWSR and the participant group to not only work together, but to work together differently.
Equipped with key information presented by the OWSR, together with their own knowledge and experience, participants worked together in small groups. Their task: to develop ideas and strategies in response to critical questions about participation, clubs, facilities and leadership.
The outcomes will be used by the OWSR to inform its work in increasing the participation of girls in sport and active recreation and in supporting the next generation of leaders. By working together and driving positive change throughout the sector, we will Change Our Game for women and girls in sport.
An Insights Report has been produced by OWSR and is a summary of the overall Summit Report*, produced by our facilitators, Sixfold Consulting Group.
* Summit Report prepared by Sixfold Consulting Group is available on request from the OWSR. Email firstname.lastname@example.org