Female Participation

Sports Focus are committed to addressing the concerns around the participation of women in sport and active recreation in the Loddon Campaspe region. 

We want to support opportunities to make real, sustainable change to the cultural conditions that currently leave women under-represented at all levels of sport. 

Community sporting clubs are positive places where people from all walks of life, all backgrounds, all genders come together. Therefore, it is important to ensure these environments and the culture of clubs is one in which everyone feels respected and supported. 

The thriving clubs in our community are those clubs that understand and value diversity and embrace what diversity has to offer. In doing so, they are also the ones that take proactive steps to ensure their club environment promotes fairness and equity.

Sports Focus can offer support to clubs including: advice around marketing and promotion to females; program planning to attract women and girls, development of female participation and/or gender equality plans, training to encourage welcoming and respectful club environments.

Clubs interested in making environments more safe, welcoming and inclusive for women and girls are encouraged to contact Sports Focus.

Please see below a video from She’s Game which provides a great insight into the challenges and opportunities faced by women and girls in sport and active recreation – it is messages like this which motivate us to further encourage increased female participation and inclusion within sporting clubs across the Loddon Campaspe region.