Collective Voices is our online book showcasing stories of individuals and organisations that are driving positive change for women and girls in sport. Featuring four themes: Design Shapers, Dream Makers, Ceiling Smashers and Game Changers, we will celebrate the many and varied voices that are contributing to the women’s sport landscape including initiatives we are undertaking to bring the Her Sport Her Way strategy to life.
The Office of Sport’s Her Sport Her Way strategy, affirms the NSW Government’s commitment to empower women and girls to have full access to opportunity and choice, be valued for their diversity, be recognised for their contribution, and be able to participate. Her Sport Her Way provides a clear role for government to work with the sector and partners in innovative ways to shape the future of sport for women and girls in NSW.
A new story will be added each month throughout 2020. We hope you find these stories inspiring and we look forward to having you on our collective journey as we shape the future of women’s sport in NSW.
Game changer: Empowering dads to empower their girls
When internationally renowned men’s health expert, Prof Phil Morgan, had his third daughter he was struck by comments people made, ranging from: “You’re going to have to lock your daughters up!” to: “Good luck at the ballet!” and: “Bad luck for not having a son.” As the comments sunk in, he wondered why people felt having a daughter meant less opportunities than having a son. Especially when it came to sport. As an academic, he started looking at the research which showed girls are dropping out of sport at a rate six times greater than boys.