The NSW Office of Sport will host its third online forum this month in it’s Inclusive Facility Design and Innovation series.
This third forum is titled ‘Designing for Women and Girls’.
Sport infrastructure is a core enabler of strategies designed to grow women’s and girls’ sports participation, improve high performance sport outcomes, drive sport related tourism and foster sector sustainability and business outcomes.
Many sporting venues were built when sport was a male domain.
Times have changed and venues now need to provide safe, welcoming, and appropriate places to give women and girls equal opportunity to participate as players, officials, and administrators.
Only 1 in 5 football changerooms meet the needs of girls and women in NSW.
This forum will provide a great guide for football clubs that are looking to upgrade their current changerooms to meet the requirements of all females.
With the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup less than 500 days away, upgrading and developing football infrastructure is a crucial element to ensure football can cope with the expected increase in demand.
Well designed and inclusive sport infrastructure enables women and girls to participate in sport. Increasing the availability, accessibility or quantity of inclusive facilities enables growth in women’s and girls’ participation, improves high performance sport outcomes, drives sport related tourism and fosters sector sustainability and business outcomes.
As participation trends have changed and female sport has grown exponentially, change in facility design and provision has been required to meet the needs of women and girls.
Facilities now need to provide welcoming, inclusive, fit-for-purpose places to provide women and girls equal opportunity to participate as players, officials, spectators, and administrators.
The forum will focus on the following:
- The importance of inclusive and accessible sports infrastructure in increasing women’s and girl’s participation
- Understanding what a female friendly facility looks and feels like for diverse groups of women
- The needs and expectations of female officials in shared spaces
- How the new Home of Matildas will set the benchmark for inclusive sport facilities in Australia
- Providing equitable programs and scheduling at sport facilities
Online forum details are as follows:
Date: Wednesday 27 April, 2022
Time: 11am to 12:30pm
Register: Click here
For more information, see the Office of Sport website.