Healthy boost to women’s sport in Victoria
VicHealth’s biggest ever investment in women’s sport was announced last week, which will deliver a range of new opportunities designed to help Victorian women and girls get involved in sport – including those who’ve never played.
Nineteen Victorian sporting organisations shared in $6.7 million in funding to get more women and girls healthy and active over the next three years.
Minister for Health Jill Hennessy and Minister for Sport John Eren both backed VicHealth’s new investment to increase the profile of women’s sport and create new opportunities for Victorian women and girls to get into sport and physical activity.
Along with providing funding for eight sports programs, we will also partner with a number of sporting organisations to raise the profile of women’s sport and tackle key barriers for women being active by promoting VicHealth’s upcoming This Girl Can campaign.
As part of the new program, senior representatives of all the funded sporting organisations signed a VicHealth Gender Equality in Sport Leadership Pledge, demonstrating their commitment to achieving gender balance in all their marketing and public events and prioritising access for women and girls in all facilities they use.