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.

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 grant is an opportunity for your club to support women to complete accredited training to become a coach or an official at your club.

Clubs will receive financial support to provide women involved in the club with accredited training to be coaches and officials.

Before you apply

To learn more about this opportunity and to confirm your club eligibility, refer to the Coaches and Officials Training Grant Guidelines (PDF 805.4 KB)

How to apply

Please access the online application to apply for Coaches and Officials Training Grant 2020.

Applications

Applications open: Monday 2 March 2020

Applications close: Tuesday 31 March 2020

For more information, please call us on 07 3412 5273 or email us at council@logan.qld.gov.au

Gym and swim memberships

Sportswomen can apply for the chance to receive a full 12 month membership at Logan Leisure Centres.

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

Apply now to improve your strength and fitness in your chosen sport with a $333 subsidy on gym and swim membership at inSports Logan.

Pay $222 for 12 months FULL membership at inSports gyms and participating aquatic centres.

You’ll also receive:

  • Advanced strength and conditioning assessments
  • A personalised training program tailored to your sporting goals
  • Nutrition advice

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

Applications open: Monday 2 March, 2020

Application close: Tuesday 31 March 2020

For more information, please call us on 07 3412 5273 or email us at council@logan.qld.gov.au

Game on for Women Bursaries

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.