Active Women

The Active Women video series showcases some of the amazing array of sport and recreation available to women in the City of Casey. It promotes the City of Casey’s commitment to women’s involvement as players, coaches, umpires and committee roles through our grants program, Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan and Sport & Leisure Department.

For more detailed information on Casey funding and grants go to the Grants Contributions webpage.

For more information about Casey’s Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan visit the Health and Wellbeing webpage.

To find existing Casey clubs visit the Sporting Clubs webpage.

View the full video series on YouTube.

Funding and grants

Community Grants are available each year to help fund programs and events that benefit Casey residents. They are a fantastic opportunity for clubs to get a new sports program up and running, or expand a current program to be able to accommodate more people, or meet people’s needs in a better way.  There are also grants for equipment and training. A club or group might need training for coaches, first aid or leadership development.

Achievement Grants are available to recognise individual achievements.  They support residents to participate in state, national and international events or activities as competitors, umpires and adjudicators.  The Grant provides individuals residing in the City of Casey with financial assistance to help meet some of their travel and participation costs.

Health and wellbeing

Being physically active is important for maintaining good physical and mental health. Regular physical activity reduces the risk of premature death and chronic diseases such as Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, obesity, osteoporosis, stroke, some cancers, and depression.

In Victoria females of all ages generally have lower physical activity participation rates than males and participation in sport and active recreation declines as females get older. Female participation through sporting or recreational clubs is lower compared to males*.

Evidence shows that challenging and shifting gender-related norms and stereotypes around sport and physical activity is an important strategy to increase participation**.

Sport and Leisure

The City of Casey has a vibrant sport and leisure culture that creates opportunities for all residents to be involved in sport and active recreation while providing a sense of community and connection.

In line with VicHealth research, the City of Casey is committed to supporting its clubs and communities to increase the number of women participating as players, coaches, umpires and administrators.

The City of Casey’s Sport Development team offer regular club development workshops and one-on-one support and advice to clubs. The team work closely with State Sporting Associations and other peak bodies to advocate for change and support for our local clubs and community members and advise on local trends and needs. If you would like support to get involved or are a club looking for advice please contact Sport and Leisure on 9705 5200 or e-mail leisure@casey.vic.gov.au.

Thankyou

The City of Casey thanks the following clubs for their participation the Active Women video series:

Berwick Bowling Club

Berwick City Soccer Club

Berwick Miners Gridiron Club – Diamonds

Berwick Tennis Club

Bicycle Association of South East (Melbourne) – BASE

Casey Cannons Hockey Club

Casey Comets Football Club

Casey Netball Association

Casey TigerSharks Swimming Club

Endeavour Hills Leisure Centre YMCA Gymnastics and RPM

Fountain Gate Junior Football Club

Narre Warren Netball Club

Southern United Football Club

Useful links

https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/

http://www.australianwomensport.com.au/

http://www.ausport.gov.au/participating

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/girlsmove/publishing.nsf/Content/home

* VicHealth, Female participation in sport & physical activity: A snapshot of the evidence, 2014

** VicHealth, Promoting equity in physical activity – An evidence summary, Fair Foundations Health Equity Series, 2014