Felton Industries is Australia’s leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of quality outdoor furniture and has been supplying premium seating solutions for all sporting, commercial, community…read more
Sport NZ recognises innovative ways to get young women in active
Give-it-a-go skateboarding workshops and inclusive ability netball are among the innovative ideas selected by Sport NZ to be developed into projects to help engage more young women in Aotearoa to get and stay active.
Over 45 applications were assessed against criteria by a Sport NZ judging panel, with eight being selected to attend the two-day design challenge held last weekend.
The selected teams will have the opportunity to workshop their ideas alongside innovation experts at a design challenge weekend and develop them into projects which can then be submitted for application to receive one-off funding of up to $25,000 per project.
The project teams are:
G.P.S (Girls Prospering in Sports)
Shirkhan Tigers Sports A collaborative leadership programme where rangatahi co-design a road map to help young women take part in selected physical activities.
Girls on the move
Mission Possible Ltd An opportunity for girls to give skateboarding a go, with an introduction to board sports through short skate programmes.
Rototuna Indoor Recreation Centre Trust A collaborative project between schools and recreation facility to give young women more opportunities to get moving during lunchtime, after school and on their weekends.
Inclusive ability netball
Auckland Netball Centre A project which looks to transcend physical ability to bring a range of mixed ability young women together to play a modified form of netball.
A team supported by host organisation Central Otago REAP Empowering girls through adventure in the outdoors, this project looks to bring young women together with strong female role models for outdoor pursuits in their local environment.
Seki Netball - Pacifica
Girls in Netball Hawke's Bay after-school netball programme targeting Pacific Island students, with social activities to encourage interaction and new versions of the game to encourage a friendly and non-challenging atmosphere.
Shift - Hauora
The Shift Foundation A project idea which will connect young women with nature, outdoor recreation and hauora using Te Ao Maori practices and principles.
Te Tai-o-Aorere Wahine
A team supported by host organisation Whenua Iti Outdoors An initiative designed by young women for young women, this project aims to increase participation through fortnightly outdoor activity sessions held in partnership with the Our Village initiative and Whenua Iti Outdoors.
This new funding initiative was launched by Sport NZ in April this year, where teams or organisations had the opportunity to submit their new, bright and creative ideas to get young women aged 12 to 18 active.
Sport NZ is investing a total of $3 million over three years to support projects designed to get more young women physically active and develop leadership opportunities through play, active recreation and sport.
The new investment delivers to the leadership and participation outcomes of the Women and Girls in Sport and Active Recreation Strategy and is split across two new funds, Young Women’s Activation Fund and Innovations for Young Women.
For further information go to www.sportnz.org.nz/womenandgirls
Image: Auckland Netball Centre.
9th May 2019 - Strategy boosts profile of New Zealand Women in Sport
31st May 2016 - New Zealand’s major sports commit to diversity and inclusion
28th October 2014 - Women are ‘second class citizens’ in sport governance and management
Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?
The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.
However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.
Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.
Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.
Click here to subscribe.
The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.
Pico Play is a global leader in the planning, design, development and construction of world-class themed attractions and entertainment that deliver extraordinary and memorable experiences to millions…read more
PathMinder Pty Ltd have partnered with AllUser Industries srl to bring Europe’s most advanced high security portals to the Australian and New Zealand markets. AllUser Industries started to…read more
Yellowbox is an Australian technology company that has developed smart locker technology operated through an app with a focus on experience for users and facility managers. Found at Beaches, Aquatic…read more
ATS are global leaders in altitude training and research. From mask systems and inflatable tents to simulated altitude facilities, we help all athletes gain the competitive edge. Our…read more
We are the leading providers of kids fun multi-sports programs for Sport and Recreation Centres. Programs cover twelve common sports as well as Gross Motor Skill Development and suit children from as…read more
Whether your goal is increasing your centre's revenues or creating an engaging environment, why not add play to your project? If you're looking for stylish aquatic play features, kid-tested…read more
Principal Consultant Simon Weatherill has spent the last 20 years developing the world renowned Melbourne Sports Hub, as former Chief Executive Officer of the State Sports Centres Trust…read more
get listed with our suppliers directory
Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!