Sydney Schoolgirls’ Get Active Breakfast

Sydney Schoolgirls’ Get Active Breakfast 2010 – was held on Thursday October 28, 2010 at the Sports Centre.

The aims of the breakfast are:

  • To motivate and inspire schoolgirls to participate and continue their involvement in sport and physical activity;
  • To educate girls about the benefits of sport and physical activity and leading a healthy lifestyle;
  • To provide a forum for schoolgirls to meet and share the experiences of high-profile sportspeople, athletes, coaches, officials and sports administrators;
  • To recognise and reward high school students for their involvement in sport.
  • Throughout the morning schoolgirls have the opportunity to talk one-on-one with sportspeople. The reassurance and inspiration offered by this interaction helps to motivate the girls to continue their participation in sport rather than drift away. A highlight of each Breakfast event is the panel discussion. A number of the guest athletes answer questions from the audience about their experiences, challenges and achievements. A number of sporting demonstrations are also presented throughout the morning.

Research to investigate the long term effects of the breakfasts has been conducted. It was found that after 3 -12 months, the schoolgirls still remembered the key messages of the event and the majority of the schoolgirls (58%) had increased participation in sport and physical activity.

Womensport NSW gratefully acknowledges the following sponsors of the Sydney Schoolgirls’ Get Active Breakfast event in 2010 include:

  • NSW Communities, Sport and Recreation
  • Sporting Injuries Committee
  • NSW Health
  • Sydney Olympic Park Authority
  • Sports Centre, Sydney Olympic Park
  • 2 x U
  • Garnier
  • Sydney Uni Sports and Fitness
  • Tiaki Pilates and Yoga
  • National Foods
  • Sanitarium
  • Clean and Clear
  • Helen’s
  • Markets
  • Boxout
  • NSW Swifts
  • Commonwealth Bank
  • Lorna Jane
  • Skins
  • NSW Women’s Bowls
  • LaRoo
  • The Forum Group