A ground-breaking girl's empowerment program that targets fathers as the 'agents of change' is being extended to the Tamworth region.
The Daughters and Dads Active and Empowered program will encompass practical sessions and a weekend camp at Lake Keepit Sport and recreation centre where, according to organisers, "participants will undertake camping and adventure activities as well as rough and tumble play, sport, and fundamental movement skills".
Local fathers are being urged to register for the program, which is being rolled out across NSW as part of the NSW Government's women in sport strategy, 'Her Sport Her Way'.
The program targets fathers as the agents of change by participating in fun activities that help improve their daughter's sport skills, confidence, self-esteem and resilience.Acting Chief Executive of the Office of Sport Karen Jones
"Through educational and practical sessions, the program targets fathers as the agents of change by participating in fun activities that help improve their daughter's sport skills, confidence, self-esteem and resilience," Acting Chief Executive of the Office of Sport Karen Jones said.
"The program is part of the NSW Government's vision for the future of women's sport in NSW that is driving powerful change for women and girls and leaving a legacy for the way women's sport is played, led, promoted and consumed.
"We've been amazed by the results in other parts of the state and I urge local families to not miss this fantastic opportunity to empower their daughters."
The initiative is aimed at reducing the barriers to participation in sport for women and girls, in all facets from players to coaches.
But it's also aimed at increasing investment and recognition for women's sport across the board.
- The Daughters and Dads program will be held on Tuesday nights from October 15 to November 19 at Oxley Vale Public School with the weekend camp held at Lake Keepit Sport and Recreation Centre on November 23-24.
- To find out more or to register for the program go to www.sport.nsw.gov.au/women-in-sport