Women In Sport Leadership – Learn Support Lead

The Wodonga and Towong Shire Women in Sport Leadership Program is underway!

Wodonga Towong Mentoring Workshop_August 2018

Wodonga Towong Learn Support Lead Program 2018/2019 Mentoring Workshop at Trudewind Road Neighbourhood House

On Wednesday 25th July at the Learn Support Lead Welcome Night we had Wodonga Councillor Kat Bennett going through where we are at within the Wodonga community and how local government, and organisations like Sport North East are helping clubs to become more female friendly through targeted programs and facility upgrades.

After the official welcome, our first workshop was an introduction to mentoring – a key dynamic in our program. The session was led by Trish Curtis from Intalink Consulting, and covered a range of topics including goal planning and the Mentoring Agreement.  The individual goals identified by the mentors and mentee form the basis of learning for the coming sessions.

Helping Women and Girls Get Active

62% of women in Victoria say they want to become more physically active.  So let’s help them.  #ThisGrilcanvic

This Girl Can – Victoria is about helping women get active – no matter how well they do it, how they look or even how red their face gets.  Research has told us that women can have a fear of judgement that stops them from feeling comfortable with physical activity.  This Girl Can – Victoria campaign addresses this by showing a range of everyday women being physically activity regardless of age, level of ability, background, body shape and size.

This Girl Can



Team meets with Office for Women in Sport and Recreation

On Thursday, 1st March the team from Sport North East along with various council and community leaders met with Dr Bridie O’Donnell, Head of the Office for Women in Sport and Recreation.  This new Office has been created to implement the nine recommendations from the Inquiry into Women and Girls in Sport and Active Recreation and deliver further Change Our Game initiatives to boost participation and create more leadership opportunities in sport for women.

The Round table Discussion, held in Beechworth was an invitation to discuss and contribute our expertise and experiences of steps to increase female participation and leadership in our regional communities, how we are progressing with developing safe and inclusive sporting and recreation cultures, and barriers to gender equality in sport and recreation in general.

As Head of the Office for Women in Sport and Recreation, Dr O’Donnell plans to focus on changing the face of sport and recreation so that woman and girls can see a future in sport that welcomes their skills, passion and participation.