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Sport NSW teams with Randwick Council and UNSW to present Girls Get Active Day

Sport NSW teams with Randwick Council and UNSW to present Girls Get Active Day
June 5, 2017

Sport NSW and Randwick City Council, with the support of the University of NSW have joined together come together to present a Girls Get Active Day on Wednesday 7th June.

The event, designed to encourage more girls to benefit from participation in sport and recreation, will take place at the University of NSW, Kensington Campus and involve 130 girls from four local high-schools, six champion female athletes and seven different sports.

The Girls Get Active event commences at 9:30am where athletes Maddie Studdon (rugby league), Kate Jenner (hockey), Emma Swanson (Australian rules football), Renee Forth (Australian rules football), and UNSW Ben Lexcen sports scholars Jessica Thornton (athletics) and Prue Watt OAM (swimming and alpine skiing), will engage in a panel discussion to inspire the audience of female high-school students to participate in sport and active recreation.

At the conclusion of the panel discussion, the students will have the opportunity to meet the panellists and experience the various sports and activities on offer including Australian rules football, basketball, cricket, hockey, judo, rugby league and rugby union.

Sport NSW and Randwick City Council are committed to promoting sport by engaging with the community to encourage participation in sport and active recreation, which in turn sees people enjoy the benefits provided and maintain a healthy lifestyle. This event provides a unique opportunity for young females to engage with women achieving success in the sporting domain and to try a range of sports in a safe environment, with each station facilitated by the panellists and/or staff from the state sporting organisations.

Director of Student Life at UNSW Sydney, Neil Morris explains “UNSW Sydney is delighted to host this event.

“Increasing participation in sport amongst our students, particularly our female students is a key pillar of our Sport 2025 strategy.”

Sport NSW Chief Executive Darren Simpson hopes the Girls Get Active event encourages the female students to participate in sporting activities within their local community, adding “we are very lucky to have such a great group of panellists to tell their stories to the girls this week and I hope these successful young sports women can inspire the girls in their own sporting endeavours.”

The Girls Get Active program focuses on ensuring females feel encouraged and empowered to pursue their sporting dreams, an initiative that is welcomed by Randwick City Mayor Noel D’Souza.

Mayor D’Souza concluded “events such as this help make sure every girl and woman has access to the positive power of sports. Although there is still much to be done, the outlook for women in sports at all levels is looking better than ever and we’re pleased to be part of the change.”

For more information go to www.sportnsw.com.au

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