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.Read more
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.Read more
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Carol Fox said it shows strong leadership from a major sport to end an archaic practice that was out of step and out of date.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.
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.
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.Read more
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:
It's a landmark moment in Australian sport and the media is noticing:
As a notice to all members and interested parties, The Australian Womensport and Recreation Association Annual General Meeting will take place on September 13th 2016. More details to follow.
Officer of the Order of Australia recipient and legendary coach Ric Charlesworth today warned the major sporting codes not to use the expanded elite women’s competitions to boost their own image and appease detractors.
Charlesworth, who is also an Australian Womensport and Recreation Association Ambassador, said the AFL, Cricket Australia, the Football Federation of Australia and the NRL must also provide female athletes with decent wages and conditions.Read more