Funding to support women in sport leadership

Published: 24 Aug 2021

Sporting organisations across NSW wanting to promote women in leadership roles can access a share of $600,000 in funding support.

A woman coach talking to two women basketballers on the basketball court.

The funding is in addition to a $640,000 grant recently announced through Sport NSW’s ‘Her Sport Her Way’ grant program, which recognises the importance of female leaders and mentors in sport, such as coaches, officials and administrators.

Sport NSW Chief Executive Officer Ross Bidencope said the funding would support the sector in increasing the number of women in leadership roles and on boards.

“This funding will allow us to expand on programs that promote women in leadership and equip aspiring females with the tools and confidence they need to take on these roles,” Mr Bidencope said.

Other initiatives to be delivered include the development of mentoring programs, female coaching and leadership programs, mental health networks and youth leadership programs for girls from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Minister for Sport Natalie Ward said the funding package will increase the number of new leadership opportunities for women in sports-based roles both on and off the field.

“This investment will enable education programs and support organisations in embedding equitable leadership at all levels of sport, from grassroots through to boardrooms,” Mrs Ward said.

Find out more about Her Sport Her Way grants at the Office of Sport

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