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.
- Ultimate (Frisbee)
Date: Every Wednesday, 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, 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.
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.
Bowling with Babies
Bowling with Babies is a participation program designed for and exclusive to new and expecting mums of all skill levels. The club is equipped with a change table for your little one, a playpen for the babies if they want some tummy time on the green and blankets and shade structures to ensure maximum comfort! There will also be a room available for any mum who wants some privacy to feed their little one. All you need to bring is yourself and some flat shoes! If you are running late don’t stress, you can get involved as soon as you arrive.
Date: Thursdays starting 4 October – from 11am – 1pm
Venue: Narre Warren Bowls Club, Magid Drive, Narre Warren 3805
Cost: $10 per session (which includes coffee)
Contact: Neil Gray for more information on 0398617112 or go to: Bowling With Babies Mums on the Green. Register Here