Game changing boost for gender equality programs in local sporting clubs

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The Victorian Government is kicking in $550,000 to promote gender equality in grass roots sporting clubs across Victoria.

This investment recognises the important role of sport in addressing gender equality. Elite athletes, program facilitators and State Sporting Organisations will work with local sporting clubs to support and celebrate women and girls’ sport.

Women’s sport has made significant strides in recent months, including the launch of the first ever AFL Women’s Competition and the much anticipated Super Netball League, and these pilot programs add to the groundswell of momentum for pursuing gender equality in sport and through sport.

These programs are part of a suite of reforms and initiatives announced in Safe and Strong: A Victorian Gender Equality Strategy. It also builds on the Government’s work through the Change our Game campaign and the Women and Girls in Sport and Active Recreation Inquiry.