Leadership Centre

Women in Sport
Leadership Centre

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.

Find out more about Change Our Game

Successful Community Activation Grants Applicants Announced

A further 115 organisations across the sport and active recreation sector are set to benefit from the 2021-22 Change Our Game Community Activation Grants Program.The program offers grants of up to

Successful Candidates for the Change Our Game Finance for Non-Financial Managers Pilot Program Announced

12 women eager to progress their careers in sports management are set to benefit from a new pilot program delivered in partnership with Melbourne Business School (MBS). The Finance for Non-Financi

Commentary Box a Step Closer for 15 Women

The ambition of 15 women to get behind the microphone has been given a boost, after being selected to take part in the second round of the 2021-22 Change Our Game Women in Sports Broadcasting Prog

Baseball is Changing the Game for Women in Sport

Twelve years ago, Genevieve Beacom was a five-year-old girl who was sick of watching her brother play baseball. She’d been going to all of his trainings, and to games every Sunday - so she a