Sport program – Lerner Sports Marketing http://lernersportsmarketing.com/ Fri, 23 Sep 2022 00:28:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://lernersportsmarketing.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/ICON.png Sport program – Lerner Sports Marketing http://lernersportsmarketing.com/ 32 32 Canadian Olympic Committee Signs Agreement with Independent Safe Sport Program https://lernersportsmarketing.com/canadian-olympic-committee-signs-agreement-with-independent-safe-sport-program/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 15:51:01 +0000 https://lernersportsmarketing.com/canadian-olympic-committee-signs-agreement-with-independent-safe-sport-program/ The Canadian Olympic Committee has signed an agreement to join Abuse-Free Sport, Canada’s new independent program to combat abuse in sport. The COC and its stakeholders will be able to access the services of the Office of the Sport Integrity Commissioner (OSIC) no later than December 21, after a transition period. “The COC recognizes that […]]]>

The Canadian Olympic Committee has signed an agreement to join Abuse-Free Sport, Canada’s new independent program to combat abuse in sport.

The COC and its stakeholders will be able to access the services of the Office of the Sport Integrity Commissioner (OSIC) no later than December 21, after a transition period.

“The COC recognizes that safe sport is everyone’s responsibility,” said David Shoemaker, CEO and Secretary General of the COC. “We are fully committed to doing our part to support a growing national movement that is changing the culture of sport in this country.

“The sport community has asked for this kind of cohesive national program. This is an important step forward for everyone involved in sport in Canada.”

During the transition period, the COC will adopt the Universal Code of Conduct to Prevent and Address Maltreatment in Sport (UCCMS) and make necessary policy changes.

April 2023 deadline for OSIC agreements

The OSIC was launched in June to carry out independent investigations into allegations of abuse and mistreatment in sport. But the office can only handle complaints from sports that have signed agreements.

Canadian Sports Minister Pascale St-Onge has set an April 2023 deadline for the signing of national sports organizations.

Volleyball Canada, Weightlifting Canada, Canada Games Council, Sport for Life Canada and Canadian Sport Center Atlantic have signed agreements. Dozens of other national sports organizations are in negotiations.

The COC said that before December 21, anyone who has experienced or witnessed abuse can access independent third-party services through the COC’s Independent Case Manager, Rubin Thomlinson.

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MSU Department of Kinesiology Establishes New Sports Program for People with Down Syndrome https://lernersportsmarketing.com/msu-department-of-kinesiology-establishes-new-sports-program-for-people-with-down-syndrome/ Tue, 30 Aug 2022 21:02:51 +0000 https://lernersportsmarketing.com/msu-department-of-kinesiology-establishes-new-sports-program-for-people-with-down-syndrome/ Contact person: Camille Carskadon Mississippi State’s new Active Pals program, led by faculty and students in the Department of Kinesiology, encourages people with Down syndrome to play football as an outlet for physical activity. (Photo by Getty Images) STARKVILLE, Miss.—A Mississippi State Department of Kinesiology professor is using the “unifying” sport of soccer to bring […]]]>

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Mississippi State’s new Active Pals program, led by faculty and students in the Department of Kinesiology, encourages people with Down syndrome to play football as an outlet for physical activity. (Photo by Getty Images)

STARKVILLE, Miss.—A Mississippi State Department of Kinesiology professor is using the “unifying” sport of soccer to bring the MSU community and people with Down syndrome together.

The new Active Pals program launched this spring and included seven participants with Down syndrome from the area.

“Over the past semester, teens and older adults have participated in our physical activity program,” said Stamatis Agiovlasitis, who is also the former acting president of the North American Physical Activity Federation. adapted. “We wanted to develop it as an outlet for research and teaching, but our main goal for this program is to give something back to the community.”

Agiovlasite explained that people with Down syndrome are often not as physically active as doctors recommend, and the Active Pals program provides them with an inclusive exercise opportunity that involves people with disabilities, as well as students from MSU undergraduate. Each MSU student partners with a participant to learn more about working with people with disabilities, while helping and encouraging them to “upgrade” their soccer skills.

Participants are not the only ones enjoying the benefits of the program. Agiovlasitis said he took the opportunity to step down from directing the program to allow graduate kinesiology students like Brantley Ballenger to gain experience in organizing, developing and implementing programs. program elements.

Agiovlasitis said, “One day these students will graduate and they might want to do something like this, so I see this as training for my graduate students. They know how to do research, but they also have to learn how to create programs.

Ballenger said having the chance to gain experience has helped him understand what goes on in programs like this, and he feels better prepared to implement similar activities while pursuing his academic and professional career.

“As with implementing any type of program, there were some challenges early on, like logistics, figuring out what exercises we would do and how the partners would work,” Ballenger said. “Overall it was a really cool experience.”

Parents of people with Down syndrome and MSU students interested in contributing to this program can contact Agiovlasitis at sa609@msstate.edu or Ballenger at bkb248@msstate.edu.

MSU is the main university in Mississippi, available online at www.msstate.edu.

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The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games will have the biggest para-sport program in history: here’s what you need to know https://lernersportsmarketing.com/the-birmingham-2022-commonwealth-games-will-have-the-biggest-para-sport-program-in-history-heres-what-you-need-to-know/ Mon, 25 Jul 2022 18:46:57 +0000 https://lernersportsmarketing.com/the-birmingham-2022-commonwealth-games-will-have-the-biggest-para-sport-program-in-history-heres-what-you-need-to-know/ Danni Di Toro has pretty much done it all in his 30-year sports career. The 47-year-old has competed in seven Paralympic Games in two different sports, co-captaining the team twice, winning Paralympic silver and bronze and winning multiple wheelchair tennis Grand Slam titles rolling. It is therefore remarkable that the beloved member of the Australian […]]]>

Danni Di Toro has pretty much done it all in his 30-year sports career.

The 47-year-old has competed in seven Paralympic Games in two different sports, co-captaining the team twice, winning Paralympic silver and bronze and winning multiple wheelchair tennis Grand Slam titles rolling.

It is therefore remarkable that the beloved member of the Australian Paralympic team can still mark a first in her career, as she prepares for her first Commonwealth Games.

Di Toro is delighted to have a new experience at Birmingham.(ABC News: Tom Hancock)

“To actually be able to have a real rookie experience in something is really cool and super refreshing,” Di Toro told ABC Sport.

“Any opportunity to be exposed, to get more people to see what we do, if that gets people with disabilities involved in sport, that’s amazing.

While the Paralympic Games are the premier elite sport competition for athletes with a disability, the Commonwealth Games are the only multi-sport event with an integrated para-sport program.

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Popular multi-sport program JUST KIDS SKILL CAMPS Expansion in Mesa, Arizona https://lernersportsmarketing.com/popular-multi-sport-program-just-kids-skill-camps-expansion-in-mesa-arizona/ Wed, 11 May 2022 10:05:16 +0000 https://lernersportsmarketing.com/popular-multi-sport-program-just-kids-skill-camps-expansion-in-mesa-arizona/ JUST KIDS SKILL CAMPS founder Jordan Kent pictured with campers in Oregon at a former summer camp. “It’s an honor that over 15,000 families have sent their children to our camps over the past decade, and we’re thrilled to be growing up in Arizona!” -Jordan Kent MESA, AZ (PRWEB) May 11, 2022 The popular […]]]>

JUST KIDS SKILL CAMPS founder Jordan Kent pictured with campers in Oregon at a former summer camp.

“It’s an honor that over 15,000 families have sent their children to our camps over the past decade, and we’re thrilled to be growing up in Arizona!” -Jordan Kent

The popular summer multi-sport program, JUST KIDS SKILL CAMPS, founded by University of Oregon Hall of Fame 3-sport athlete, former Seattle Seahawk, and sports broadcaster Jordan Kent, is expanding to Mesa, Ariz. Multi-sport day camps for kids ages 6-12 feature soccer, basketball, and soccer, plus daily agility training, character and nutrition skills, raffle prizes, and more Again. Arizona’s inaugural camp will take place July 11-14, 2022 at Bell Bank Park powered by Legacy Sports Complex.

Kent, who played soccer, basketball and ran track as an Oregon Duck, started JUST KIDS SKILL CAMPS in 2012 because he had experienced first-hand the benefits of playing multiple sports in his childhood. Camps quickly grew throughout Oregon and Washington, then into Idaho. Kent attributes the growth to their enjoyment. “Whether a camper sticks to their favorite sport all week or tries a new sport every day, we want them to have fun,” says Kent. “We have fun music, wacky games, daily prizes, and tons of goodies that all help create an epic atmosphere. If children have fun playing sports, they will be athletes for life.

In addition to sports, JKSC runs daily agility training that will benefit young athletes in all sports and teaches campers a character and nutrition principle every day designed to help them excel in all areas of their lives. “We talk about things like hard work, accepting failure and not comparing ourselves to others. We teach kids to read nutrition labels and talk about the best way to eat so they can have the energy to do the things they love! It’s less about “don’t eat junk food” and more about “how can you best fuel your body?” when it comes to food. The nutrition program has been verified by renowned nutritionist Connie Liakos, MS, RDN, CSSD, LD and is a favorite with camp parents.

Kent is motivated to grow the camps because he sees the good they do for children and communities. “Each year we receive emails and calls from parents saying ‘thank you’. Parents have told us countless times that their child had the best week of their summer at one of our camps, which is truly humbling. It’s an honor that over 15,000 families have sent their children to our camps over the past decade, and we’re thrilled to be growing up in Arizona! We consider ourselves to be in our own league when it comes to sports camps. We put our heart and soul into it. Kent estimates that he has provided 1,500 scholarships since 2012, adding that he wants all children to enjoy camp benefits.

Kent is thrilled to host the camps at Bell Bank Park powered by Legacy Sports USA – the recently completed 320-acre world-class indoor family entertainment park in Mesa – because he loved the facility and its proximity to Mesa, Gilbert , Chandler and Phoenix . The first camp will be indoors to beat the summer temperatures. Parents can register at http://www.JordanKentCamps.com and follow the brand at @JustKidsCamps on Instagram.

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Popular JUST KIDS SKILL CAMPS Multisport Program Expands to Mesa, Arizona | News https://lernersportsmarketing.com/popular-just-kids-skill-camps-multisport-program-expands-to-mesa-arizona-news/ Wed, 11 May 2022 10:00:00 +0000 https://lernersportsmarketing.com/popular-just-kids-skill-camps-multisport-program-expands-to-mesa-arizona-news/ Popular summer multisport program, JUST KIDS SKILL CAMPS, founded by University of Oregon Hall of Fame 3-sport athlete, former Seattle Seahawk and sports broadcaster, Jordan Kentextend to Mesa, Arizona. The first JKSC camp will take place July 11-14 at Bell Bank Park powered by Legacy Sports UNITED STATES. Mesa, Arizona., May 11, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — […]]]>

Popular summer multisport program, JUST KIDS SKILL CAMPS, founded by University of Oregon Hall of Fame 3-sport athlete, former Seattle Seahawk and sports broadcaster, Jordan Kentextend to Mesa, Arizona. The first JKSC camp will take place July 11-14 at Bell Bank Park powered by Legacy Sports UNITED STATES.

Mesa, Arizona., May 11, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Popular summer multisport program, JUST KIDS SKILL CAMPS, founded by University of Oregon Hall of Fame 3-sport athlete, former Seattle Seahawk and sports broadcaster, Jordan Kentextend to Mesa, Arizona. Multi-sport day camps for kids ages 6-12 feature soccer, basketball, and soccer, plus daily agility training, character and nutrition skills, raffle prizes, and more Again. The inauguration Arizona the camp will take place July 11-14, 2022 at Bell Bank Park powered by Legacy Sports Complex.

Kent, who played soccer, basketball and ran track as an Oregon Duck, started JUST KIDS SKILL CAMPS in 2012 because he had experienced first-hand the benefits of playing multiple sports in his childhood. The camps grew rapidly throughout Oregon and Washingtonthen in Idaho. Kent attributes the growth to their enjoyment. “Whether a camper sticks to their favorite sport all week or tries a new sport every day, we want them to have fun,” Kent says. “We have fun music, wacky games, daily prizes and tons of goodies that all help create an epic atmosphere. If kids have fun playing sports, they’ll be athletes for life.”

In addition to sports, JKSC runs daily agility training that will benefit young athletes in all sports and teaches campers a character and nutrition principle every day designed to help them excel in all areas of their lives. “We talk about things like hard work, accepting failure and not comparing ourselves to others. We teach kids to read nutrition labels and talk about the best way to eat so they can have the energy they need. to do the things they love! It’s less about ‘don’t eat junk food’ and more about ‘how can you fuel your body better?’ when it comes to food.” The nutrition program has been verified by a renowned nutritionist Connie LiakosMS, RDN, CSSD, LD and is a favorite with camp parents.

Kent is motivated to grow the camps because he sees the good they do for children and communities. “Each year we receive emails and calls from parents saying ‘thank you’. Parents have told us countless times that their child had the best week of their summer at one of our camps, which is humbling. It’s an honor that more than 15,000 families have sent their children to our camps over the past decade, and we’re thrilled. Arizona! We consider ourselves to be in our own league when it comes to sports camps. We put our heart and soul into it.” Kent estimates he has provided 1,500 scholarships since 2012, adding that he wants all children to enjoy the benefits of camp.

Kent is thrilled to host the camps at Bell Bank Park powered by Legacy Sports USA – the recently completed 320-acre world-class indoor family entertainment park in Mesa – because he loved the facility and its proximity to Mesa, Gilbert, Chandlerand Phoenix. The first camp will be indoors to beat the summer temperatures. Parents can register at http://www.JordanKentCamps.com and follow the brand at @JustKidsCamps on Instagram.

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Ryan DurettJordan Kent Enterprises LLC, 1 888.832.6984, info@jordankentcamps.com

SOURCE JUST KIDS SKILLS CAMPS

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Artistic swimmer Sarah-Eve Pelletier leads Canada’s Safe Sport program https://lernersportsmarketing.com/artistic-swimmer-sarah-eve-pelletier-leads-canadas-safe-sport-program/ Sun, 10 Apr 2022 17:22:00 +0000 https://lernersportsmarketing.com/artistic-swimmer-sarah-eve-pelletier-leads-canadas-safe-sport-program/ Artistic swimmer Sarah-Eve Pelletier leads the Canadian Safe Sport Program Retired artistic swimmer Sarah-Eve Pelletier was announced this week as the first leader of Canada’s safe sport program. Peltier was announced on Tuesday as the first Sport Integrity Commissioner by the Sport Dispute Resolution Center of Canada (SDRCC). Pelletier will serve as “the central hub […]]]>

Artistic swimmer Sarah-Eve Pelletier leads the Canadian Safe Sport Program

Retired artistic swimmer Sarah-Eve Pelletier was announced this week as the first leader of Canada’s safe sport program.

Peltier was announced on Tuesday as the first Sport Integrity Commissioner by the Sport Dispute Resolution Center of Canada (SDRCC). Pelletier will serve as “the central hub of Canada’s new safe sport program.” She will take office in May 2022.

“I am truly honored to take on this role at such a crucial time,” Pelletier said in a press release. “There is simply no place in sport for abuse of any kind. Through concerted efforts on all fronts, using a people-centred approach, we can make sport a safe and welcoming place for all concerned.

Pelletier was a member of Canada’s national team in artistic swimming. She works as the Director of Sport Affairs and Sustainability for the Canadian Olympic Committee. She previously served as Deputy General Counsel and Director of Business Affairs for the COC from 2015 to 2020. She was previously the Broadcast Media Counsel for the International Olympic Committee, beginning in 2010 after graduating from the UCLA.

Pelletier’s office will operate independently and handle complaints about violations in Canadian sports. It has the power to investigate and recommend sanctions through the SDRCC. It operates under the Universal Code of Conduct for Addressing and Preventing Maltreatment in Sport (UCCMS), which has been adopted by all federally funded sport organizations in Canada.

“Fifty of the federally funded sport organizations have declared in writing their intention to join the new mechanism, which represents more than half of those funded by Sport Canada,” said the CEO of the SDRCC. Marie-Claude Asselin mentioned. “For these organizations, it sends a strong message to their athletes and other participants that they are committed to safe sport.”

“I would like to congratulate Sarah-Eve Pelletier on her selection as Canada’s first Sports Integrity Commissioner,” said Canada’s Minister of Sport Pascale St-Onge. “Athletes, coaches and sport organizations will greatly benefit from the Office of the Sport Integrity Commissioner. “This is a critical step towards our common goal of achieving a Canadian sport system free from harassment, abuse, discrimination or mistreatment. We need to build an approach that works for and with athletes. As Minister of Sport, I intend to make this independent mechanism mandatory for all federally funded national sport organizations. On behalf of our government, thank you to the new Commissioner for contributing to our collective efforts.

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Hip will participate in fundraising for the “Girls in Sport” program https://lernersportsmarketing.com/hip-will-participate-in-fundraising-for-the-girls-in-sport-program/ Fri, 25 Mar 2022 21:56:51 +0000 https://lernersportsmarketing.com/hip-will-participate-in-fundraising-for-the-girls-in-sport-program/ Content of the article The Tragically Hip are donating a catalog of signed memorabilia to an online auction and contest taking place next month to raise money for Jumpstart’s ‘Girls in Sport’ project. The Kingston group is also donating $50,000, as is co-sponsor Canadian Tire. “Jumpstart is committed to empowering girls to stay engaged in […]]]>

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The Tragically Hip are donating a catalog of signed memorabilia to an online auction and contest taking place next month to raise money for Jumpstart’s ‘Girls in Sport’ project.

The Kingston group is also donating $50,000, as is co-sponsor Canadian Tire.

“Jumpstart is committed to empowering girls to stay engaged in sport for life through programs and advocacy, so that girls can become strong leaders in their communities,” reads a statement. Canadian Tire Corporation press release.

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The Tragically Hip have supported women’s hockey since the 1990s.

In November last year, the group was on hand when Olympic gold medalist Jayna Hefford’s Greater Kingston Girls Hockey Association jersey was hoisted to the rafters of the Leon’s Center before the Canadian and American women’s teams do not compete in the Rivalry Series.

“We were proud to watch the recent Summer and Winter Olympics and see the women punching way above their weight,” the band said in the statement. “It made us want to get involved and give more women the opportunity to play sports. Partnering with Canadian Tire to support Jumpstart’s Girls in Sport program seemed like the perfect fit for us.

The online auction will begin in April at ct100xthehip.ca.

“Jumpstart is grateful to The Tragically Hip and (Canadian Tire Corporation) for their generosity and for helping to educate young Canadians about the significant barriers to sport that remain,” said Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities President Scott Fraser.

“Programs like the Girls in Sport initiative are key to building our legacy of involving children, especially girls, in sport. The opportunity to play goes far beyond physical activity – sport teaches important life skills like courage, confidence and teamwork.

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Taree netballer selected for Hunter Academy of Sport program | Manning River Time https://lernersportsmarketing.com/taree-netballer-selected-for-hunter-academy-of-sport-program-manning-river-time/ Wed, 02 Mar 2022 23:00:00 +0000 https://lernersportsmarketing.com/taree-netballer-selected-for-hunter-academy-of-sport-program-manning-river-time/ newsletters, editors’ selection list, TWO of the mid-coast region’s top young netballers are about to take a big step on their representative journey, being named to the Hunter Region Academy of Sport’s 2022 netball program. Maddison Paine of Forster, who plays in the Maitland Association, returns to the program for a third year, while Sienna […]]]>

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TWO of the mid-coast region’s top young netballers are about to take a big step on their representative journey, being named to the Hunter Region Academy of Sport’s 2022 netball program. Maddison Paine of Forster, who plays in the Maitland Association, returns to the program for a third year, while Sienna Agnew of Taree was selected for the first time after spending several seasons representing Manning Valley Netball. After enduring two seasons interrupted by COVID, this year’s 24-member squad came together for the first time this season for a two-day camp at Newcastle University Forum on February 26-27. Athletes took part in a series of fitness testing sessions, as well as being put through their paces in the field and working on the fundamentals of the sport. The group also took part in a series of activities aimed at improving communication, building relationships and building stronger bonds between players and officials. The Academy’s netball program aligns with the Netball NSW Athlete Pathway Framework and includes on-court skills training, physical fitness and athlete education. It also plays a vital role in identifying, monitoring and developing the skills of young netballers. Leading the program is Kellyann Huggins, who was named head coach for the first time after serving as an assistant for the past two years, while former Giants Netballer and HAS graduate Sam Poolman will also work as a coach with the team this year. . Huggins said the team is full of excitement heading into the program after enduring two interrupted seasons. “The new team members brought great energy to the sessions, which has energized us all. It is also great to see a number of athletes returning to the program eager to participate in a full season of training. and tournaments,” Kellyanne said. “We have great talent on this year’s team, and we’re excited to see their skills develop with the goal of preparing them for further representative honours. We are delighted to also have a strong group of young referees, who also play a vital role in the continued success of netball in the Hunter region.” Also returning this season, title sponsor Greater Bank, which recently extended her longtime support of the HAS Netball program for another three years.: Sienna looks forward to the netball season Community Engagement Manager Ingrid Kaczor says the organization has been incredibly impressed with the dedication and accomplishments of everyone involved in the program, which was key to their decision to expand the partnership.” COVID has created many challenges for everyone involved in the program over the past two years and there have been an incredible amount of work done behind the scenes to adjust programs and ensure athletes can continue their p regression in sport,” said said Ingrid. “It has been inspiring to witness the collective dedication and commitment of coaches, administrators and, of course, athletes, and we very much look forward to joining them over the next three years in what we hope to see. the resumption of some normality.” Our ongoing partnership with the Hunter Academy of Sport not only provides financial support for the netball program, but we will also be hosting financial literacy education sessions in association with Newcastle University to help athletes with their personal development off the court.” The team will meet regularly over the coming months for training camps, before representing HAS at the 2022 Your Local Club Academy Games in Wagga Wagga from April 8 to 10. They will also travel to Port Macquarie in September where they will compete against 10 other Regional Sports Academies (RAS) from across the state as part of the Greater Bank AcademyChallenge.

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Football Tasmania has launched a new program for equality and respect in sport | the lawyer https://lernersportsmarketing.com/football-tasmania-has-launched-a-new-program-for-equality-and-respect-in-sport-the-lawyer/ Tue, 22 Feb 2022 04:14:00 +0000 https://lernersportsmarketing.com/football-tasmania-has-launched-a-new-program-for-equality-and-respect-in-sport-the-lawyer/ sport, sport-local, Football, Equality and Respect in Sport, Football Tasmania Football Tasmania has launched a new Equality and Respect in Sport program to ensure equal opportunities for women in football leadership. It will be delivered in partnership with Our Watch. “With the highest level of female participation in the country, promoting gender equality in football […]]]>

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Football Tasmania has launched a new Equality and Respect in Sport program to ensure equal opportunities for women in football leadership. It will be delivered in partnership with Our Watch. “With the highest level of female participation in the country, promoting gender equality in football has been a priority for Football Tasmania for several years,” said Football Tasmania chief executive Matt Bulkeley. “As well as continuing to make football more accessible to women and girls, we want to ensure that there are equal opportunities for women in football leadership at all levels of the game.” Changing history through sport”, as well as the introduction of a state framework for equality and respect in sport. “It will also allow us to provide support to clubs and associations for the development and self-assessment of a gender equality action plan.” “A community champions program will build capacity and sustainability at the grassroots level who will work in local communities and help understand violence and gender equality, active bystander skills, child safety and responding to disclosures. ” Our Watch’s chief executive, Patty Kinnersly, said sport has an important role to play in influencing wider societal attitudes and behaviors. The program is the result of Football Tasmania and Our Watch’s successful application to the Sport Australia Women Leadership in Sport programme.

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MCC Women’s Launches Leadership Through Sport Program https://lernersportsmarketing.com/mcc-womens-launches-leadership-through-sport-program/ Fri, 18 Feb 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://lernersportsmarketing.com/mcc-womens-launches-leadership-through-sport-program/ Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC) Women’s Football Club is proud to launch its ‘Leadership Through Sport Programme’, which kicks off this year on International Women’s Day, 8 March. Aimed at young women and girls aged 16-21, the program aims to develop leadership skills in all aspects of sport – playing, coaching, officiating, volunteering and administration. Some […]]]>

Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC) Women’s Football Club is proud to launch its ‘Leadership Through Sport Programme’, which kicks off this year on International Women’s Day, 8 March.

Aimed at young women and girls aged 16-21, the program aims to develop leadership skills in all aspects of sport – playing, coaching, officiating, volunteering and administration.

Some of the best voices in the women’s sports industry, including Play Like A Girl’s Holly Bailey, Australian Football Hall of Fame inductee Debbie Lee, and Williamstown Football Club head coach Penny Cula-Reid, are the headliners from a cast of guest speakers.

The program is free to participate and will run every Tuesday from March 8 to March 29, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

MCC Women’s Football President Nicole Hall said the intention of the program is to improve the confidence and leadership abilities of young women.

“One of the great things that sport has done is women and girls are really starting to find their voice in an environment where they probably never thought they would have one,” Hall said.

“At the Club, you see girls practicing a sport that they had never known, let alone practiced, just a few years ago.

“The progress made by competitions like the AFL Women’s, but not just football, but all top-level sporting competitions where women are actively involved, is so important for what it inspires.

“There are some truly powerful women at the forefront, and in the form of Holly, Debbie and Penny, we have selected some of the best in the business for the Leadership Through Sport program.

“We are proud to be one of the few all-female football clubs in VAFA and metropolitan Melbourne, so we believe it is important to be at the forefront of launching a program like this one.”

MCC Women’s Football Club had its best season yet in 2021, competing in the VAFA Women’s Division 4 competition and securing a place in the Preliminary Finals, before COVID-19 brought the football season to a premature end.

The club also enjoyed success in the player development space, with Holly Bailey and Anna Harris moving from the club to Casey Demons’ VFLW side. And in December, key player Lucy Burke became the club’s first female AFL signing, having been brought up on St Kilda’s primary AFLW list.

On the eve of their sixth year, Hall testified to the environment created by the club.

“We’re really proud of how the players have embraced inclusivity and it shows in their play,” Hall said.

“We are also evolving. We want to have two teams and for that we have to attract players.

“We believe we have come a long way from our beginnings as just a club to play for, to a club with elite facilities at Beaumaris Secondary College, with the club’s Coach of the Year community title to Rebecca Ticli, and at the industry level the mentorship of people like Russell Robertson.

“For young women and girls aged 16 and over, come call the MCC Women’s Football Club ‘home’.”

The MCC Women’s Football Club “Leadership Through Sport” program is open for registration at www.mccwomensfc.com.au.

If you would like to find out more about the Club or sign up to train or play, contact Nicole Hall on 0419 141 216.

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