Bourke girls get active

Wednesday, 14 November 2012 1:12 PM
Bourke girls get active

On Thursday, 15 November, school girls in Bourke had the chance to meet their sporting idols and try out a variety of sports at the Womensport NSW Girls “Get Active” Gala Day.

An integral part of the Gala Day is the unique opportunity for girls in regional NSW to meet and participate in sport with champion female athletes; role models they would normally not encounter.

The day was a huge success. Here’s what the athletes had to say about it:

Athletes attending include: Kyah Simon (Football: Matildas, Sydney FC), Teigan Allen (Football: Matildas, Western Sydney Wanderers), Mo’onia Gerrard (Netball: Diamonds, NSW Swifts) Shannon Parry (Rugby 7s: Australian Team), Emily Andrews (Rugby League: NSW) Eunice Grimes (Rugby League: NSW, Indigenous All Stars), Jessica Gardiner (Motocross), Michelle Edgtton (Softball: NSW), Sally Ward (Softball: NSW).

An integral part of the Gala Day is the unique opportunity for girls in regional NSW to meet and participate in sport with champion female athletes; role models they would normally not encounter.

Kyah Simon and Teigan Allen from the Matildas will be on hand to run some football drills and share their experiences of playing for Australia at the Women’s World Cup in Germany. Kyah was the first Aboriginal Australian, male or female, to score a goal at the World Cup Finals.

Bathurst born Mo’onia Gerrard will run netball skills sessions and share her stories about coming from regional Australia to go on to represent her country with the Diamonds.

Womensport NSW aims to encourage and develop a healthy, active lifestyle by giving regional schoolgirls in Bourke, NSW, the opportunity to take part in physical activity.

Photos from the Day

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Girls Get Active: Bourke 2012, view all the photos on on Flickr.

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