Womensport NSW partnered with the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre and Liverpool City Council to host our 2013 “Girls Get Active Day “.
On 8 March we showcased some of our top female champions and encouraged girls to participate with them in a variety of sports.
- Alex Blackwell (Southern Stars – Cricket)
- Danielle Brogan & Heather Garriock (Matildas – Football
- Megan Black (Rugby Union)
- Naazmi Johnson (Gymnastics)
- Rebecca Hoschke (Triathlon)
- Libby Saddler (AFL).
- With special guest Marcia Ella Duncan
Special Guest Bio Marcia Ella Duncan
As a player Marcia Ella Duncan has a long list of achievements. She was the first indigenous woman to represent Australia in netball, the first indigenous athlete to train at the Australian Institute of Sport and she was a member of the 1987 Australian team that won bronze at the World Netball Championships in Glasgow, Scotland.
On playing the game
“I have a strong focus on the basics. You can never do them well enough in my book, it’s something that you need to work on constantly and it’s a fundamental building block. I think the flair and creativity comes from having a good solid foundation in the basics.”
Sport is not just about a game or individual pursuit–it’s about health, happiness, team spirit, leadership skills, positive outlook, sense of pride and personal achievement – everything that can help you lead a wonderful life.
Girls Get Active Day: Casula, see all the photos on Flickr.
What better day than International Women’s Day, to celebrate our champion female athletes and get you involved in their sporting life.
According to the Australian Sporting Commission (ASC) one of the reasons some girls move away from sport in their teens is the lack of visibility of female athletes –not enough female role models to admire and emulate. Just 9 % of sports news reporting is related to women’s achievements in sport, while men’s sport makes up more than 80% of coverage (ASC). Unfortunately, female athletes must win in order to secure media coverage, whereas male athletes tend to be discussed in the media regardless of their success.