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Webinar - insights to young women's participation

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

As part of the national #itsmymove campaign to support young women to move how they choose, Sport NZ is running a webinar series to help providers of sport and recreation develop a better understanding of how they can engage more girls to participate in and feel empowered by physical activities.

Wednesday 9 March: Re-thinking the offering

How can providers ensure their activities cater better to young women? With Frankie Stewart, Kim Lazor and Deb Johnson

One of the reasons for the drop-off in participation of young women centres around overload of other commitments such as schoolwork. 59% of 17-year-olds state they are just too busy.

This webinar explores how providers can rethink their offering to cater better to young women by considering the length and timing of sessions as well as low commitment drop-in options.

Join our panel from Forward Foundation and Wellington Cricket to hear about two of their key projects – the Not so Sport Club and Yeah! Girls Move – and see how they have diversified to engage more girls to participate.

Date: Wednesday 9 March

Time: 7pm – 8pm

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Wednesday 16 March: Empowering young women to lead their own experiences

How can providers help girls feel more capable in their ability to grow their confidence? With Ash Peters, Isla Day and Megan Longman

Young women’s confidence in their abilities decreases during their teen years. Only 49% of 16-year-olds think they are good at physical activity compared to 75% of 12-year-olds.

When girls feel more capable in their ability, they will feel a sense of achievement and grow more confident to participate.

This webinar looks at how pressure by adults or unwanted competitive environments can affect girls’ confidence. Learn how if girls feel empowered to lead the activity or set the expectations themselves, they will gain more confidence.

Join our panel from WORD and Journeys to hear how they have built a co-design delivery approach and empowered young women as leaders.

Date: Wednesday 16 March

Time: 7pm – 8pm

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Wednesday 23 March: Focusing on wellbeing and creating safe environments

How can providers create environments that are inclusive, sensitive and a safe space for girls? With Leslie Azzis, Holly and Niamh.

Feeling safe and comfortable leads young women to have more fun while taking part in an activity.

68% of young women avoid activities when they are not feeling confident about their body, and 55% feel judgement towards their body or physical appearance from others.

This webinar explores how providers can create environments that are inclusive, sensitive and a safe space for girls.

Join our panel from Sea Sisters and Kōhine Māia who have spent time working with young women and adapting to accommodate their thoughts, ideas and beliefs to embed a safe, comfortable environment for participation.

Date: Wednesday 23 March

Time: 7pm – 8pm

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