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Change Our Game

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Our goal?

For there to be no better place for women and girls in sport and recreation than right here in Victoria.

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.

Find out more about Change Our Game

More women supported to pursue sports media careers

Participants from diverse backgrounds across Victoria will be supported to make their mark and purse careers in sports media, through the 2023-24 Change Our Game Women in Sports Media Program.&nbs

Grants Changing the Game for Women and Girls in Sport

A further 119 community sport and active recreation organisations are to benefit through the 2023-24 Change Our Game Community Activation Grants Program. The program offers grants of up to $1

Shaping attitudes: Exposure to women coaches and officials influences children and parent perceptions

While women are underrepresented as coaches and officials in community sport, new research highlights the important influence women in these leadership roles have on children.Research by Victoria

From little things, big things grow – Burwood Cricket Club wins Good Sports State Club of the Year

After receiving a Change Our Game Community Activation Grant in 2022-23, Burwood Cricket Club (BCC) got straight to work developing a strategic plan to level the playing field for women and girls