Start playing, stay playing: a plan to increase and enhance sport and active recreation opportunities for women and girls

Macdonald, Doune, Cook, Natalie, Hooper, Sue, Keating, David and Nisbet, Sue (2013) Start playing, stay playing: a plan to increase and enhance sport and active recreation opportunities for women and girls Brisbane, Australia: Queensland Government. Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing

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Author Macdonald, Doune
Cook, Natalie
Hooper, Sue
Keating, David
Nisbet, Sue
Title of report Start playing, stay playing: a plan to increase and enhance sport and active recreation opportunities for women and girls
Publication date 2013-11
Publisher Queensland Government. Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing
Place of publication Brisbane, Australia
Total pages 31
Language eng
Abstract/Summary This report presents the recommendations of the Ministerial Advisory Committee on Women and Girls in Sport and Recreation (the committee). The report also provides a summary of the methods used by the committee and an overview of the evidence and information that informed each recommendation.
The committee was established by the Minister for National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing on 6 March 2013. Comprising five experts in the fields of sport, recreation and physical activity, the committee was tasked with developing evidence-based recommendations to guide the government in its quest to increase and enhance women’s and girls’ lifelong participation in sport and active recreation. In undertaking this work, the committee focused on the role of the Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing (the department).
The committee undertook research and stakeholder consultation to identify current and emerging trends and issues relevant to programs and policies to improve women’s and girls’ participation in sport and active recreation. The committee reviewed population data, government and academic reports, and research papers, and facilitated two stakeholder consultation forums. This work produced the paper Start Playing, Stay Playing: A summary of the evidence and stakeholder insights into women and girls participation, which is included as appendix A to this report.
The committee’s research and stakeholder consultation underpinned the development of seven principles considered critical in the Queensland context: strengthen; regionalise; access; include; leverage; innovate; and collaborate. These principles informed the framing of the committee’s recommendations and should be incorporated into their implementation.
The committee developed nine recommendations, each supported by implementation strategies that provide further detail for the recommended course of action for the department. The recommendations and implementation strategies are grouped under the following five themes:
• Funding programs — building on opportunities presented through existing funding programs to improve women’s and girls’ participation.
• Places and spaces — physical environments that are inclusive and safe for supporting women’s and girls’ participation.
• Skills and knowledge — enriching practices and building the potential of organisations and individuals to improve women’s and girls’ participation opportunities.
• Partnerships — working with key partners to ensure a coordinated effort to improve women’s and girls’ sport and active recreation opportunities.
• Marketing — encouraging women and girls to participate through effective promotion using existing and emerging opportunities.
Keyword Women in sport
Girls in sport
Q-Index Code AX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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