Award-winning Australian sportswomen are world beaters

The 8th annual Women’s Health Women in Sport Awards prove our elite female athletes aren’t just the best in Australia - they are among the best in the world.
 
Women Sport Australia (WSA) president Carol Fox said the enormous diversity and depth of talent among Australia’s elite female athletes was further emphasised by the 10 award winners who were honoured at a red carpet ceremony in Sydney on Wednesday (Oct 17).

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WSA Mentoring Testimonial: Michaela

Women Sport Australia's National Young Women in Sport Mentoring Program is back again for 2018 with he first workshop in Melbourne happening in three weeks. Hear about the benefits of the program from 2017 mentee Michaela and her mentor Karen. 

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WSA Mentoring Testimonial: Francesca

Women Sport Australia's National Young Women in Sport Mentoring Program is back again for 2018. Hear about the benefits of the program from 2017 mentee Francesca and her mentor Neil. 

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Play sport, don't pose for sport: WSA heralds the end of F1 grid girls

Women Sport Australia applauds the positive decision by Formula One 1 to axe grid girls.


Women Sport Australia president Carol Fox said it shows strong leadership from a major sport to end an archaic practice that was out of step and out of date.


"WSA encourages other sports to follow suit and to scrap ring girls, walk-on girls and podium girls and to provide women with equal opportunity, equal pay and conditions to participate in and play their sport, not pose for their sport," Fox said.

 

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More great sports women deserve honours and awards

Women Sport Australia applauds Samantha Kerr being named Young Australian of the Year and calls for more exceptional women in sport to be considered and recognised with Australia Day honours and other major awards.


WSA is pleased and proud leading Matilda player Sam Kerr has been honoured and a number of other remarkable sports women have been conferred with an Australia Day honour. (List follows)


“For too long elite female athletes, including Olympic swimming champion Shane Gould and golfing great Jan Stephenson, have been overlooked when it comes to major awards and honours in Australia,” said Louise Evans, Communications Director at Women Sport Australia.

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Hannah Macdougall: WSA Mentoring Ambassador

We're thrilled to announce Hannah Macdougall as ambassador for our mentoring program. Hannah is a dual Paralympian, has captained the Australian Swimming Team, completed a double degree in Sport Science and Sport Management with Honours, and is currently studying a Phd. She is also aiming to represent Australia at the 2017 UCI Para Road World Championships. At 29, Hannah has had many mentors along the way, and here shares with us some of the values she sees in mentoring.

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Support women in sport as tax time approaches

Women Sport Australia (WSA) is seeking your financial support via a tax-deductible donation through the Australian Sports Foundation portal to help continue the revolution in women’s sport.

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Discounted membership offer to join Women Sport Australia

Join Women Sport Australia with discounted membership offer

To celebrate the historic bonanza of women’s sport being played in Australia we are launching a discounted $20 membership offer

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WSA welcomes Alex Moore-Porter

If you want to get your school-age daughters off of the couch over the holidays you could book them into a girls-only Heart & Soul Hoops Basketball Training session being conducted in Sydney by three-time All-American university basketball champion Alex Moore-Porter.

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Our Female Allstars

Australia goes to Rio

Australia heads into Rio with our female athletes dominating the numbers, if you are interested in finding out more about these amazing individuals you can follow the link through to the official Olympic Team:

http://rio2016.olympics.com.au/team?gender=women

It's a landmark moment in Australian sport and the media is noticing:

http://www.smh.com.au/sport/olympics/rio-2016/more-female-australian-athletes-than-male-head-to-rio-olympics-2016-20160726-gqehx7.html

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