Office for Women in Sport and Recreation

The Victorian Government is committed to increasing the number of women and girls participating in sport and active recreation, from grassroots through to senior leadership roles.

The Inquiry into Women and Girls in Sport and Active Recreation was established in late 2014 to advise the Victorian Minister for Sport on practical actions that the sector could adopt to enhance participation by women and girls to increase their engagement in leadership and governance roles.

Following the Inquiry the Change Our Game initiative was launched, designed to encourage the sport and recreation sector to challenge gender stereotypes and help women and girls become leaders.

Bridie O'Donnell leaning against a wall with a bike in the background

Director, Office for Women in Sport and Recreation - Dr Bridie O'Donnell

Dr Bridie O'Donnell MBBS is a world-record breaking cyclist who took up full-time riding at the age of 35, quickly rising through the ranks to represent Australia at three World Championships.

Leadership Centre

Women in Sport
Leadership Centre