HER SPORT Festivals

As part of serving our mission to change the lives of people with a disability through participation in sport, we’ve identified the need to specifically reach the girls and women of NSW and the ACT.

Our HER SPORT approach is informed by the excellent HER SPORT HER WAY Strategy from the NSW Office of Sport.

This world-class approach to engaging girls and women is an evidence based strategy built on 3 universal barriers to female participation in sport:

  1. Appearance
  2. Ability
  3. Priorities

In addition, girls and women who want to engage in adaptive sports also have the challenge of most of our sports being unisex, either at the grassroots level or all the way through to the elite level. Whilst the unisex approach has social benefits, it can exacerbate the universal barriers mentioned above, thereby making participation in sport for girls and women living with a disability even harder.

So we are doing something about that. We have established a HER SPORT Committee led by Paralympian Sarah Stewart.

2024 HER SPORT Festivals Dates and Times are as follows:

    Wheelchair Basketball HER SPORT Festival           Friday 1st March to Sunday 3rd March 2024      Sydney Academy of Sport, Narrabeen        Friday 1st March 2024: check in from 4.00pm    
Saturday 2nd March 2024: 9.00am to 4.00pm
Sunday 3rd March 2024: 9.00am to 12:30pm  
 HER SPORT Spring Festival Saturday 23rd November 2024

 Sydney Academy of Sport, Narrabeen 

10am to 2pm Register Here


Check out our official Video for HOW I ROLL - the anthem for girls and women in wheelchair sport.

For More Information or to get Involved Contact:

Sports Coordinator

Johnathon Liapis
E: JohnL@wsnsw.org.au
P: 0407 682 545

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