Charlesworth warns AFL, Cricket Australia, FFA and NRL: don't exploit female athletes

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.

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Annual General Meeting

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.

For more information please read the full notice here

Girls and their restrictive uniforms

The Australian Womensport and Recreation Association supports the petition of Victorian mother Simone Cariss for her six-year-old daughter to wear pants and shorts as per her school's boys' uniform instead of her girls' uniform.

 

Ms Cariss said her daughter’s school uniform - requiring girls to wear tunics and tights - “disadvantage girls like my daughter who want to play footy, run, climb and ride a bike to school. The boys get to wear pants and shorts which facilitate these activities far better than a dress. I won't stand for a policy that only encourages and promotes girls to be active on sports days.”

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Janice Crosswhite: women-in-sport leader resigns

One of Australia’s greatest champions for women and girls in sport Janice Crosswhite, OAM, is resigning from the advocacy organisation she founded over a decade ago, the Australian Womensport and Recreation Association.

After working tirelessly as AWRA’s leader to create a level playing and to break down barriers facing women and girls in sport and recreation, Crosswhite has decided it’s time to pass the baton to AWRA’s new executive.

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Sally Pearson readies herself for Rio, and road tests the new uniform

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It's great to see one of Australia's most talented track athletes hit the blocks again after a lengthy time recovering from a devastating injury. But as Sally Pearson reminds us, this isn't the first time she has had to overcome injury before heading into a major event.

Can she make it 2 in a row? Only the next few months will tell.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-04-19/australias-rio-olympics-uniforms-revealed-in-sydney/7337082