*Media Release* October 29, 2013
Shoalhaven City Council is developing a new campaign designed at inspiring local women and girls to be more active through the creation of a greater focus on women in sport.Council is working in partnership with NSW Sport Recreation, Womensport NSW, The Disability Trust, local media and the Shoalhaven sporting community to develop the program which will be launched as part of International Women’s Day celebrations on 8 March, 2014.The month long program will include a series of free ‘come and try’ sporting sessions and open days at local sporting organisations, profiling of the area’s many high performing sportswomen and free training opportunities.As part of the campaign, the area will also host a ‘Womensport and Recreation NSW Girls Get Active Schools Gala Day’ in March.The event will see 200 high school girls from across the Shoalhaven coming together to hear prominent Australian athletes talk about their sporting experiences and achievements followed by participation in sporting activity stations offering skills and modified games from a selection of sports.
Mayor, Joanna Gash said that the month long program of activities had been designed to both encourage and inspire local women and girls to get active.“Organised sport and day to day fitness activities play a huge role in the lifestyle of many Shoalhaven residents,” said Clr Gash.“While the area is home to many prominent and highly successful female athletes, women are still underrepresented in many sporting competitions and organisations.“The upcoming month long campaign will provide local women and girls with a number of opportunities to participate in a host of different sports and activities.”“The campaign has been designed to provide interested women with the confidence and inspiration to partake in regular sporting competitions or activities.”Mayor, Joanna Gash said Council was currently developing the free ‘come and try sessions’.Any local organisations interested in supporting the program and raising the profile of their club can contact Community Development Officer, Jody Quinnell on 44239456.
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Shoalhaven City Council have put together a wide range of ‘Come and Try’ sessions to support their month long celebration of Women in Sport. Click the link below for ‘Come and Try’ sessions schedule.