Monday, June 17, 2024

Logan pitches women’s sport initiative

Queensland’s Logan City Council has launched an initiative aimed at increasing female participation in sport.

Council has secured $100,000 from the Queensland Government’s Active KIT grants program and will allocate a further $77,000 from the Logan Sports Development Program, co-funded by the Brisbane Lions Football Club and Council for its Game on for Women (GOFW) initiative.

City Lifestyle Chair, Councillor Laurie Koranski said Council was committed to ensuring sport was accessible to everyone.

“Sport and being active plays such an important role in our community and it’s important for Council to provide programs that encourage healthy activities,” Cr Koranski said.

“We’re keen to encourage women to play sport.

“We are hoping the Game on for Women program will provide incentives for more women to get engaged in sport across the city.”

The GOFW initiative aims to support City of Logan women both on and off the field as sports players, coaches, officials, and leaders.

The program will be delivered across three key elements:

  • Game On For Women – Inclusive Clubs:
    Supporting 20 City of Logan-based community sport clubs to complete Inclusive Participation Plans. The clubs will be guided through the process and invited to nominate women from their club to attend a Leadership Masterclass and access accredited training.
  • Game On For Women – Sporting Women’s Network:
    Previous Game on For Women participants and new ones are invited to attend networking events throughout the year.
  • Game On For Women – Bursary:
    Two $5000 bursaries to support local women to study a sport-related degree.

GOFW strategically supports Council’s endorsed Active Logan Strategy Implementation Plan 2020-2024.

For more information on the GOFW initiative visit Council’s website or watch the video.

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