Girls Get Active day

Thursday 5 March 2020

As part of Council’s International Womens Day activities, a Girls Get Active day will be held for Inner West young women.

Media are invited to attend.

Girls Get Active is a Council initiative that brings together elite female athletes with high school girls to inspire the students to try different sports in a safe and welcoming environment.

All Inner West high schools are encouraged to register. Sports include League, AFL, Soccer, Orienteering, Ultimate Frisbee and Basketball.

Girls Get Active is a partnership with Sport NSW.

Council has been investigating ways to increase the number of women and girls playing sport and participating in active recreation as part of a package of measures to create a healthier community.

As well, Council initiatives also include ways to ensure that Inner West sports clubs provide a welcoming, and positive environment for women and girls.

As part of this on-going commitment, Council has:

• Established an Office of Sport Coordinator

• Delivered regular, free female-focused skate workshops

• Hosted Respectful Relationships in Sport forums in partnership with the National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect

• Entered into a partnership with Athletics Australia to make it easier for local schools, clubs and community groups to organise fun runs and athletics events

• Developed an Inner West Sporting Ground Allocation Policy, in consultation with local sporting clubs, as part of a commitment to equal access for all

• Adopted the Recreation Needs Study: A Healthier Inner West which will inform policy and strategy in the short and long term

• Invested $65 million in new park and aquatic facilities over three years

Girls Get Active Day
Centenary Lounge Leichhardt Oval
Wednesday 11 March, 9.30am to 2.30pm

For media enquiries, contact Elizabeth Heath, Media and Communications Coordinator, 2 9392 5334 or 


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