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 not as often as men. Women face barriers that can make it harder for them to start playing and stay involved in sport.

Note: The Game on for Women program was developed with the support of the Queensland Government’s Active Kit Funding in association with Logan City Council and Brisbane LIONS

What is Game on for Women?

The Game on for Women initiative supports sporting clubs to include and nurture women to become leaders in sport on and off the field.

The following new programs are on offer this year:

  • Inclusive clubs
  • The Bursaries
  • The Network

Watch our Game on for Women YouTube video that showcases our very own Logan sports legends.

Our sports women show that women of all ages celebrate women’s involvement in sport on and off the field. 

Inclusive clubs

Game on for Women has a new and exciting opportunity for 20 Logan based sporting community organisations to join the Inclusive clubs’ journey.

We want to support clubs to improve their capacity to recruit and retain women as participants and leaders.

You can nominate to join the Inclusive clubs journey and we will support your club to complete and deliver Inclusive Participation Plans. 

Successful clubs will receive incentives through the year, like the ones listed below:

  • Ongoing support to complete your Inclusive participation plans
  • Attendance at 3 Network Events (October, February and May)
  • 2 women from your club will be invited to attend a full day Leadership Masterclass in November – valued at $400 per woman attending
  • Access to a grant supporting coaching and officiating training for women in your club – value up to $1,500 per club

Key Dates

  • Applications open: 19 August 2021
  • Applications close:  20 September 2021
  • Spaces are limited to 20 Logan-based community sporting clubs

How to apply

Before applying, read the Game on for Women Inclusive Clubs Guidelines (PDF 740 KB).

All applications must be submitted online. Late or incomplete applications may not be accepted

Apply online through Smartygrants.

The Bursary

We are committed to supporting women pursuing careers in sport. That’s why we are offering 2 Game on for Women Bursaries, each valued at $5,000.

Women who are passionate about sport and keen to study a sports major in their chosen discipline should apply.

Key dates

  • Applications open: 4 October 2021
  • Applications close: 3 December 2021
  • Successful applicants notified: January 2022
  • Award Ceremony: February 2022.

How to apply

Before applying, read the Game on for Women Bursaries (PDF 743 KB).

All applications must be submitted online. Late or incomplete applications may not be accepted.

Apply online through Smartygrants.

The Network

The Network is set to grow a cohort of women who can share knowledge across clubs and sports, contributing to their own club and clubs across the city.

The Network will build connections and strengthen the knowledge and skillset of women. The Network is run by a facilitator and content is guided by participants.

Numbers are limited for The Network events. If you are interested in joining The Network, please email council@logan.qld.gov.au.

Key dates

  • Event 2: 13 October 2021
  • Event 3: 10 February 2022
  • Event 4: 11 May 2022

For more details please download and read the Game on for Women fact sheet (PDF 801 KB).

Other opportunities

Celebrate Women in Sport

Send us 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.   

Celebrating Logan women in sport will inspire more women in our community to take part and get active! Make sure your stories are also posted on your club’s website and social media.

Grant writer support 

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.

Female friendly 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 of the sporting clubs that provide suitable facilities for people of all ages, genders, abilities, and cultural backgrounds include:

  • Beenleigh Aquatic Centre – indoor learn to swim pool with female friendly amenities.
  • Jimboomba Park – Jimboomba Netball Association and Jimboomba Pony Club have female friendly amenities. 
  • Waller Park – Centenary Plains BMX Club has female friendly amenities. 
  • 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
  • Cronulla Park PCYC - opening soon
  • Usher Park - Slacks Creek Rugby League Football Club

Other Useful resources for women in sport