Game on for Women

Closing the gender gap in sport

We are committed to supporting Logan women in sport as players, coaches, officials and leaders.

We know that many women play sport, but they do not play sport as often as men. Women face barriers that can make it more difficult for them to start playing and to stay involved in sport.

Game on for Women supports women (aged 14 and over) to participate in sport on and off the field. We focus on three areas:

  • active spaces – providing facilities that are suitable and safe for women
  • active people – ensuring women are active and celebrated
  • active organisations – helping sports clubs feel empowered to support women.

Coming soon

You will meet our very own inspiring Logan sports legends in our Game on for Women video.

Our sports women show that women of all ages celebrate all kinds of active on and off the field. Watch this space.

Celebrating Logan women in sport will inspire more women in our community to take part and get active. Send your story or a photo of your favourite Logan athlete, coach, official, club volunteer or administrator to our email at council@logan.qld.gov.au. Make sure your stories are also posted on your club’s website and social media.

Active people

By celebrating Logan’s women in sport, we hope to inspire more women in our community to participate and get active. You can share a story or a photo of your favourite Logan athlete, coach, official, club volunteer or administrator. Make sure you share stories on your club’s website and social media. To send your story or register your interest for our website, email us at council@logan.qld.gov.au.

Coaching and officiating

We support women to become accredited Level 1 and Level 2 coaches and officials. We are currently setting up the program. Please keep checking this page for more information.

Game on for Women Bursaries

Game on for Women Bursaries (GOFW Bursaries) are part of Logan City Council’s new Women in Sport Initiative. The program aims to advance women in sport on and off the field.

The GOFW Bursaries provide an opportunity for women who are passionate about sport and keen to pursue sport as a career. The bursaries provide financial support for women studying a sport-related university undergraduate course.

Up to three students will each receive a $5,000 educational bursary. We’ll pay the bursary in instalments each semester/trimester over the three years of the course.

Applications

Applications open: 1 October 2019

Application close: 6 December 2019

Eligibility

Please download the Game on for Women Bursaries guidelines (PDF 510 KB)

How to apply

For more information about how to apply for grants, please see Grant assistance.

Gym and swim memberships

Full memberships at our Leisure Centres will be discounted to provide an opportunity for Logan women to reach their sporting pathway.

These memberships will benefit women aged 16 years and over who are training for an event or a higher level of competition.

Before you Apply

To learn more about this opportunity and to confirm your eligibility, refer to the Game on for Women Gym and Swim Membership Guidelines (PDF 154 KB).

How to Apply

Please access the online application to apply for Game on for Women Gym and Swim Memberships

Applications open 21 November, 2019 to 15 December 2019

For more information, please call us on 07 3412 3412 or email us at council@logan.qld.gov.au

Active spaces

Our sports facilities need to be safe and suitable for women to play, coach, referee and barrack for their team. Some facilities and clubs already provide safe and suitable spaces. Others are working on it right now.

Some examples of sports facilities and clubs that provide suitable facilities for people of all ages, genders, abilities and cultural backgrounds include:

In partnership with the Queensland Government’s Female Facilities Program and Logan City Council, these clubs are improving their facilities to better cater for their growing number of women:

  • Bill Norris Oval – Beenleigh Multisports Association
  • Meakin Park – Football Queensland
  • Glenlogan Park North – Jimboomba Redbacks Australian Football Club
  • Ewing Park – Logan City Netball Association
  • Cornubia Park – Logan Lightning Football Club.

Active organisations

We form partnerships with a range of organisations and sports clubs. Your organisation can be involved. Here’s how.

State and federal funding opportunities

We provide sports clubs with an expert grant writer for funding opportunities that promote women’s programs and women’s facility improvements. For more information, please see the Grant Writer Program.

Clubs

Across Logan, many sports clubs support women achieving leadership positions. But there’s still a lot of work to do to close the gender gap. How many women are in leadership roles at your sports club? Who in your club would make a good coach, referee, committee person or president? Look for women who are organised, effective communicators, great networkers and passionate about their sport and invite them to join your committee or board.

We are interested in understanding how many women participate off-field in these roles, and will work with our sports clubs to collect current data.

Female participation plans

We will support clubs to improve their capacity to recruit and retain women as participants and leaders. We have provided Female Facilities Funding to six clubs, and we will work with them to develop and implement a female participation plan. When these six clubs have finalised their plans, we will support all sports clubs in Logan to include female participation in their long-term planning.

Useful resources for women in sport

For more information, please call us on 07 3412 3412 or email us at council@logan.qld.gov.au.

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