About the campaign
The City of Casey has developed We Are We Can We Will – a new program aimed at empowering, encouraging and breaking down barriers to get more women and girls involved in sport and physical activity!
Council is passionate about improving the health and wellbeing of our community, and through this program aim to inspire and support more women and girls to get active.
While it’s widely known that being active is important for our physical and mental health, research shows that most adults aren’t getting enough exercise in their week and that females of all ages generally have lower physical activity participation rates than males. Participation in sport and active recreation declines as females get older and female participation through sporting or recreational clubs is also lower compared to males.
Through We Are We Can We Will Council hopes to inspire, boost confidence, reduce stigma and stereotypes and address barriers to participation to support more women and girls to get involved in sport and physical activity.
Through the program, Council will be:
- Sharing the stories of our local campaign ambassadors
- Promoting a variety of local sport and recreation opportunities to inspire you to get active
- Providing learning and development opportunities that increase the skills of women and girls enabling greater involvement across all aspects of the sector
No matter your age, background, ability, fitness level, shape or size, you can embrace sport and physical activity in any way that suits you and learn to lead a healthier and happier life!
Keep updated with this webpage and follow the City of Casey on Facebook for ideas, inspiration and events.
- Beginners and Intermediate Mountain Biking
Date: Saturdays 10.00 am – 12.00 pm
Ever wanted to give mountain biking a go? Did you buy the bike but never get out there? Well now’s your chance! Our We Are. We Can. We Will local ambassador Kirsty hosts a social ride at Lysterfield Lake every Saturday. To find out more, visit the Bicycle Super Store website or the FB group.
- Body Positive Hiking
Date: Every Wednesday, until 15 August 7.00 pm - 8.30 pm
Do you want to try out hiking but have never known how, or where or who with? Are you afraid to try hiking because it might be too difficult, or you might not be fit enough, or you might slow others down? Then come along to a hike at Lysterfield Lake! Richelle has created Escaping Your Comfort Zone - a community that connects plus size women in order to create amazing adventures together.
- Soccer Mums
Date and Times: Every Wednesday until 15 August, 6.00 pm – 7.00 pm
This is an introductory soccer program designed specifically for mums, where you have fun, meet new people and learn basic football skills without knowing it.
- Ultimate (Frisbee)
Date: Every Wednesday, starting 23 July 5.30 pm - 7.30 pm
Girls Love Ultimate (GLU) is a fun Ultimate Frisbee program, provided to girls aged 12-17 years. Ultimate Frisbee is the world’s fastest growing social sport, which combines the fast passes of netball, with the high grabs of AFL, goals scored in end zones like touch football, and a regular ball is replaced by a more exciting frisbee. The Ultimate Frisbee and sports coaching workshop will be held at Olive Road Sports Complex.
Date: Every Tuesday, starting 7 August - 2.00 pm
Venue: Berwick Tennis Club, Arch Brown Reserve, Buchanan Rd, Berwick
Cost: Gold coin donation
Find out more: www.berwicktc.asn.au or call 9796 1698
Head along for a fun afternoon each week for a hit of tennis.
Date: Every Thursday, 16 Aug – 20 September - 11.00 am
Venue: Casey Stadium, 65 Berwick-Cranbourne Road, Cranbourne East
Cost: Gold coin donation
Find out more or register at: Casey Netball Association website or call 5995 0688.
Walking Netball is a modified version of netball designed for all women and men. It’s netball but at a walking pace. This program will run for six weeks and runs for an hour each session.
Breeze Babes Berwick - Cycling on predominantly paths and trails
Date: Saturday 18 August 10.00 am - 12.00 pm
Venue: Hallam Valley Trail, starting at Sweeney Reserve, Berwick. Meeting point is the first carpark on your left entering from Dempster Way.
Find out more and register: www.breezerides.teamapp.com
Contact: Lianne at email@example.com
Breeze Rides is a program coordinated by Cycling Victoria that provides recreational riding opportunities for women. Breeze Rides are rides for women, led by women. The rides are about experiencing the joy of cycling, getting fit, having fun and meeting likeminded women.
Kick start your weekend on the right track by joining a local parkrun, held in four locations across Casey every Saturday morning. Grab your runners, bring a friend or family member and head along to run or walk a free, 5km timed route. parkrun is a great way to get active and meet new people.
Date: Every Saturday
Time: 8.00 am
Location: Various locations - Wilson Botanic Park Berwick, Berwick Springs, Frog Hollow and Marriot Waters
Registration: Registration for first run is essential, visit the parkrun registration page.
Introduction to Sports Coaching Principles and Practice – workshop for women and girls
Date: Wednesday 15 August
Time: 6.30 pm - 9.00 pm
Venue: Olive Road Sports Complex, 2-81 Frawley Rd, Eumemmering
Register: Required, with limited places. To register please call the City of Casey on 9705 5200 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you involved in or new to coaching? Want to learn the fundamentals of good coaching practice? If so, this FREE workshop is for you. This workshop is targeted at women and girls aged 16+ involved in coaching junior players who would like to know more about the fundamentals of good coaching practice. It is not sport specific. Topics covered will include how to plan motivating and fun sessions and seasons, coaching styles, giving feedback, how to structure practice and approaches to organising sessions including Game Sense. The workshop is facilitated by Monash University’s Faculty of Education and attendees will be provided with a certificate of completion from the Faculty.
Bike Riding Training for Beginners and Intermediate Levels
Date: Sunday 12 August
Time: 1.00p m to 3.00 pm
Location: Casey Fields Criterium Circuit Bike Track, Cranbourne East
For information: Selandra Community Hub on 9709 9615
Many of us rode bikes for recreation or active transport but might have lost the practice over time. This is an opportunity to reconnect with bike riding. Participate in the joint initiative of Brentwood Park Neighbourhood House and Selandra Community Hub, and join residents around Selandra and Brentwood Park to start, rejuvenate or expand your bike riding skills.