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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

Professional Development Scholarships Program NOW OPEN

Women working in sport and recreation have the chance to build specialist skills to advance their careers in the sector through to the 2024-25 Change Our Game Professional Development Scholarships

Advancing the Career of Women in Sports Media

The 2024-25 Change Our Game Women in Sports Media Program is designed to provide women interested in sports media with the knowledge, skills and industry contacts to further progress their career

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Research confirms benefit of increased representation of women on boards

The Office for Women in Sport and Recreation has today released new research by Deakin University which found that having gender diversity on boards of sporting organisations contributes to more e