CHANGING GIPPSLAND’S GAME
GippSport is continuing its work in support of the Victorian Government’s campaign to level the playing field regarding gender equality in community sport by building the confidence and knowledge of Gippsland women who work or volunteer in sport across the region.
Since 2018, GippSport has developed the Changing Gippsland’s Game campaign, which has focused strategically at three tiers of the system to support women & girls in sport in Gippsland:
- A professional capacity building project & peer network for paid administrators;
- A community focused intitiave with a leadership program designed to develop leadership skills, and a Girls forum to build capacity in the next wave of women leading sport; and
- Good governance training to increase knowledge and capacity to confidently accept leadership positions in sporting organisations for women at a community level right now.
More than 140 women and 45 girls have participated across the three initiatives.
To recognise the participants in our program’s to date, and in alignment with the International Womens Day theme for 2022 #BreakTheBias, GippSport successfully obtained a Change Our Game Community Activation Grant from the Office for Women in Sport and Recreation. This grant enabled GippSport to celebrate local Gippsland women and their work leading change in community sport, while inspiring and empowering them to lead change in the sporting landscape.