Gymnastics NSW do sport their way

Friday 06 December 2019

Gymnastics NSW Her Sport Her Way Program,
From Left to right: Emma Nedov, Kira Ward, Deborah Greenbaum,
The Hon. Bronnie Taylor and Leanne Van Rensburg

Gymnastics NSW joined the sporting community at ANZ Stadium this morning to celebrate the NSW Government’s Her Sport Her Way grant program. Over thirty sports were present for the announcement, made my Acting NSW Minister of Sport, The Hon. Dr. Geoff Lee and NSW Minister for Mental Health, Regional and Women, The Hon. Bronnie Taylor MLC. 

Gymnastics NSW were the recipients of the Next Generation- Female Leader Grant.  The project seeks to increase the number, skill set and employment opportunities of our future female leaders.   

Thirty future business leaders of the sport will engage in a year-long education program involving bi-monthly professional development training around core business and governance functions, as well as best practice approaches to sport management.

Following some training opportunities in 2019, including consolations with Women in Sport president Carol Fox, Club and Region Development Coordinator Alex Bellamy is excited for what this grant will bring in 2020. 
“Gymnastics NSW is proud of the strong female leaders we have within our sport. With over 70% of our workforce being female, this grant will provide our young coaches and administrators opportunities to share knowledge, gain new experiences and be the exciting future of our sport.”

 The program will include a combination of lectures, networking events and mentoring opportunities, something that Bellamy is most excited for.

“The special thing about women in sport is the way that they build each other up. With clubs spread from Tweed Heads all the way down to Denilliquin and as far west as Bourke, this grant will enable our women to connect and support one another as they take on the same journey in gymnastics.”

The Her Sport Her Way Grant will be in place from 2020.