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 as often as men. Women face barriers and it can be more difficult for them to start playing and also to stay involved in sport.
Game On for Women supports women (aged 14 years and over) to participate in sport on and off the field. We will focus on three areas:
- Active Spaces – Facilities that are suitable and safe for women
- Active People – Women are active and celebrated
- Active Organisations – Sports clubs are empowered to support women
What are we doing and how can you get involved
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 these and others are working on it right now.
Some examples of sports facilities and clubs that cater for people all ages, genders, abilities and cultural background with suitable facilities include:
- Beenleigh Aquatic Centre - indoor learn to swim pool
- Jimboomba Park - Jimboomba Netball Association and Jimboomba Pony Club
- Waller Park - Centenary Plains BMX Club
In partnership with the Queensland Government 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
Celebrating Logan women in sport will inspire more women in our community to participate and get active. Share a story or even a photo for this website about your favourite Logan athlete, coach, official, club volunteer or administrator. Make sure your stories are also posted on your club’s website and social media posts. Send your story or register your interest on email@example.com.
Meet the women from This Girl Can to give you some inspiration. Celebrating women who are all kinds of active, these women are giving their all, or giving it a go, but not giving a damn!
Game on for Women Leadership Masterclass
This is a one day workshop for women to develop effective leadership and confident communication skills. The masterclass has been developed by Women Sport Australia and will be delivered by Carol Fox, an expert presenter experienced in women's sport. This training opportunity is suitable for athletes, coaches, officials, club volunteers and committee members who will learn how to effectively engage and influence their audience whether they are in the committee room or on the sports field.
- Friday, 25 October, 9.30 am – 3.30 pm
- Council offices at 150 Wembley Road, Logan Central
- Cost: Nil
Limited to 20 people, participants must be female, aged 18 years and over and live in the City of Logan.
Registrations open: Monday, 9 September, 2019
Game on for Women Bursaries
- Passionate about sport and interested in pursuing it as a career?
- A resident of the City of Logan?
- In need of some financial assistance to realise your study goal?
If you’ve answered ‘yes’ to all of these questions, then consider applying for one of our three $5,000 bursaries to support your university studies. Women of all ages are encouraged to apply. Watch this space for more details.
Applications open 1 October, 2019
Funding Opportunities and Awards
Organisations and government agencies also provide opportunities for individuals and community organisations to apply for funding and awards. Following are details for current funding opportunities for women in sport.
Women Leaders in Sport
The Women Leaders in Sport (WLIS) program is an Australian Government initiative that is managed by Sport Australia. We encourage Logan women and sports clubs to apply to the program. The WLIS program aims to provide women with development opportunities to reach their leadership potential in the sports industry. Both individuals and organisations can apply for leadership workshops and development grants.
Applications are open: Monday 26 August - Monday, 23 September, 2019 through Women Leaders in Sport
Play by the Rules Award
The Play by the Rules Award recognises outstanding initiatives that contributed to safer, fairer and/or more inclusive sport in 2018–19. The award is open to any state or local sport and/or recreation organisation.
Nominations for the Play by the Rules Award are open until 13th September 2019.
Subsidised Swim and Gymnasium Memberships
Swim and gym membership at our Leisure Centres will provide an opportunity for women to reach their sporting pathway. These memberships may be beneficial for women who are:
- Training for an event (national title, world masters, triathlon series)
- Aiming to compete in a higher level of competition
- Starting a new sport
- Improving fitness to referee at a higher level
Watch this space for the on-line application process. Selection criteria applies and there are a limited number of memberships available
Coaching and Officiating
We will support women to become accredited Level 1 and Level 2 coaches and officials. We are currently setting up the program… more to come.
We are working on partnerships with a range of sports so that your sports organisation is supported in this initiative. Sports clubs can be involved also. Here’s how.
State and Federal Funding Opportunities
To make sure you create the best application, we will provide your sports clubs with an expert grant writer for funding opportunities that promote women’s programs and women’s facility improvements Grant Writer Program.
Across Logan, sports clubs are supportive of women in leadership positions but to close the gender gap, these numbers can keep improving. How many women are in leadership roles at your sports club and who in your club would make a good coach, referee, committee person or president? Think of women for your committee or board who are organised, effective communicators, networkers and passionate about their sport. We are interested in the number of women who participate off field in these roles and will be working with our Logan sports clubs to collect data.
Female Participation Plans
We will support clubs to improve their capacity to recruit and retain women as participants and leaders. We will start by working with the six clubs who received the Female Facilities Funding to develop and implement a Female Participation Plan that suits their membership. Following this, all clubs will be supported 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.