Funding boost for our sporting women

Support for local women to get involved in sport will be offered across three areas under Logan City Council’s Game on for Women initiative.
Support for local women to get involved in sport will be offered across three areas under Logan City Council’s Game on for Women initiative.

Published: 6th August 2021

Logan City Council has launched a Game on for Women (GOFW) initiative today.

The City of Logan’s inaugural Game on for Women program was established in 2019 with much acclaim and success.

Council has again undertaken to deliver its industry-leading approach to increasing female participation in sport.

Council was successful in securing $100,000 from the Queensland Government’s Active KIT grants program and is allocating a further $77,000 from the Logan Sports Development Program, co-funded by the Brisbane Lions Football Club and Council.

City Lifestyle Chair, Councillor Laurie Koranski said Council is committed to ensuring sport is accessible to everyone.

“Sport and being active plays such an important role in our community and it’s important for Council to provide programs that encourage healthy activities,” Cr Koranski said.

“We’re keen to encourage women to play sport.

“We are hoping the Game on for Women program will provide incentives for more women to get engaged in sport across the city.”

The GOFW initiative aims to support City of Logan women both on and off the field as sports players, coaches, officials, and leaders.

The program will be delivered across three key elements:

  • Game On For Women - Inclusive Clubs
    Supporting 20 City of Logan-based community sport clubs to complete Inclusive Participation Plans. The clubs will be guided through the process and invited to nominate women from their club to attend a Leadership Masterclass and access accredited training.
  • Game On For Women - Sporting Women’s Network
    Previous Game on For Women participants and new ones are invited to attend networking events throughout the year.
  • Game On For Women – Bursary
    Two $5000 bursaries to support local women to study a sport-related degree.

GOFW strategically supports Council’s endorsed Active Logan Strategy Implementation Plan 2020-2024.

For more information on the GOFW initiative see our Game on for Women page or watch our video.

Meanwhile, the nomination period for this year’s City of Logan Sports Awards is nearly at an end.

Entries will be accepted until 5.00pm on Sunday, August 15.

The City of Logan’s annual Sports Awards is an important opportunity to recognise and celebrate our local athletes, sporting organisations and volunteers.

Those needing assistance with the nomination process can call our Sport and Recreation Team on 07 3412 5235 or email us at sportsawards@logan.qld.gov.au.

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