Leadership Centre

Women in Sport
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Change Our game

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Change Our Game

It’s amazing how far Australian women in sport have come. But we’re still far from fair. Now is the time to change that.

The Victorian Government is committed to increasing the number of women and girls participating in sport and active recreation, from grassroots through to leadership roles.

In late 2015, the Inquiry into Women and Girls in Sport and Active Recreation presented nine recommendations to increase female leadership and participation. 

The Inquiry also outlined a way forward, helping change and improve sport and recreation for all involved.

The Victorian Government has accepted all nine recommendations.

The sport and recreation sector, state and local governments and other partners across Victoria are now actively working together to bring about this change. Having strong partners is key. ‘Change our Game’ is a rally cry to ignite an undeniable desire amongst women and men who want to see their sport and recreation activities prosper into the future.

Women and girls make up just over half of the Victorian population, and we know through academic graduation rates and other measures that women have skills, knowledge and experience that are equal to men. 

Yet the overwhelming finding of the Inquiry is that women are under-represented in leadership roles in the sport and active recreation sector.

Not tapping into that talent pool is inequitable and wasteful. 

Change Our Game is changing that.

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Change Our Game Scholarship Program now open

8th March 2019
8 April 2019

The second round of the 2018-19 Change Our Game Scholarship Program is now open.

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Leigh Russell standing on the pool deck

Insights from women who work in sport

As the Chief Executive Officer, Swimming Australia, Leigh Russell is at the forefront of females working within sport.

Change Our Game IWD Lunch

More than 500 guests gathered to celebrate International Women’s Day with the theme of the third Change Our Game Lunch focussing on women in sport and the media.

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Jerril Rechter to lead Basketball Australia

Basketball Australia has announced the appointment of Jerril Rechter as Chief Executive Officer.

Sally Phillip looking to camera.

Insights from women who work in sport

Sally Phillips - Head of WNBL, Basketball Australia We caught up with the Head of the longest running women's professional league in the country.