Victorian Sport Celebrating Women
Women play such an integral role in the Victorian sport industry, from athletes to coaches, officials, administrators and volunteers. International Women’s Day (8 March, 2017) is a fantastic opportunity to recognise the outstanding work and achievements made by these women in our sports and organisations.
Vicsport CEO, Steven Potts said “It is testament to the strength of Victorian sport to see so many organisations promoting International Women’s Day, celebrating the hard work and achievements of the thousands of women actively involved in sport.”
Across Victoria, sports are hosting a variety of events and activities to celebrate this special day:
Tennis Victoria – Get Into Cardio Tennis Promotion
Tennis Victoria is running a promotion for Get Into Cardio Tennis in celebration of International Women’s Day. Use the promo code IWD2017 when booking into a Get into Cardio Tennis session for the week of the 2/3/17 to 12/3/17 to participate for free.
More Info - www.getintocardiotennis.com.au
Cycling Victoria - 2017 Cycling Victoria International Women's Day Awards
On the 8 March, 2017, Cycling Victoria will be hosting the 2017 Cycling Victoria International Women's Day Awards, celebrating individuals or groups who have supported and provided leadership in creating opportunities for women in cycling throughout 2016. Cycling Victoria is very proud to acknowledge the work that so many have contributed towards women's cycling in 2016. More Info - vic.cycling.org.au
Tenpin Bowling Association Victoria - Women Stride ‘n Strike
Tenpin Bowling Victoria is encouraging women to walk to participating centres using the free “Moves” app for a discounted tenpin bowling game. This promotion is open to everyone with five participating centres across the state; AMF Moorabbin, AMF Forest Hill, AMF Frankston, OZ Tenpin Ballarat and OZ Tenpin Geelong.
Get involved on social media using #STRIDENSTRIKE #WOMENSTRIDENSTRIKE #VicHealth
More Info - www.tenpin.org.au
Football Federation Victoria (FFV) - Female Football Week
FFV will be running Female Football Week from March 8 – March 19. The campaign will comprise of events to get more women and girls involved in football, in addition to promoting female participation. Events will be hosted by FFV, their affiliated clubs and associations, as well as schools and community groups.
Organisers are expecting 1,500 participants across a total of 40 events. Examples of events include; all-female coaching and referee courses, Women in Football Network breakfasts and luncheons, Mother’s Gala Day, Koori Community kick-off, girls’/women’s football tournaments, come and try days, skill development clinics and Family Fun Days.
Get involved on social media using #ffw #womeninfootball and #changeourgame.
More Info - www.footballfedvic.com.au
Thank you to these sports and the many other hosting awards, lunches, breakfasts’ and any other event helping to spread positive messages of women in sport.
Let Vicsport know what your sport is doing for International Women’s Day. Tweet us @vicsportAU or on share with us on Facebook (Vicsport).
International Women’s Day Hashtags:
#VSIWD #IWD2017 #InternationalWomensDay #IWD #ChangeOurGame
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