26 September 2023

Women’s sport takes another step forward

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The Office of Sport has released its Year One Action Plan for its Women in Sport Strategy, Her Sport Her Way.

The Action Plan features 29 initiatives the Office said would assist in reducing barriers to participation and promote inclusion for women and girls.

On its website the Office said women’s sport had experienced enormous success both on and off the field in recent years with record crowds, unprecedented broadcast deals and television audiences.

“However, there is still significant work to be done to increase participation, improve facilities and attract investment,” the Office said.

It said that one of the first undertakings of the plan would be the Daughters and Dads Active and Empowered Program which targets fathers as the agents of change to improve their daughters’ physical activity levels, sports skills and social-emotional wellbeing.

It said there would be a Participation Planning Tool available which was designed to assist NSW State Sporting Organisations develop and implement strategies and programs to increase participation opportunities for women and girls.

It said there would be grants available to test new ideas and Think Tanks established to build the capacity of sporting organisations to respond to the rapidly changing marketplace

The Office’s 47-page Strategy can be accessed at this PS News link.

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