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.

Game on for Women Leadership Masterclass

Our masterclass will help you to effectively engage and influence your audience whether you are in the committee room or on the sports field.

It will be delivered by Carol Fox, an expert presenter experienced in women's sport.

This opportunity is suitable for athletes, coaches, officials, club volunteers and committee members.

Date

Thursday 20 August 2020

Time

9.30am to 3.30pm

Venue

Logan Metro Sports and Events Centre
357 Browns Plains Road, Crestmead QLD 4132

Cost

Free

Before you apply:

To learn more about this opportunity and to confirm your eligibility, please see our Women in Leadership Masterclass Guidelines.

Spaces are limited to 20 participants

How to apply

Applications will open Monday 15 June and will close Monday 27 July 2020.

To apply, please complete the SmartyGrants online application form.

Meet our sportswomen

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. 

Game on for Women video transcript

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.

Funding available

Coaching and officials training grant

This program is currently closed.

Gym and swim memberships

This program is currently closed.

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 examples of sports facilities and 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 has female friendly amenities. 
  • Waller Park – Centenary Plains BMX Club has female friendly amenities. 

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.

Supporting inclusive clubs

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.