Welcome to the Australian Womensport and Recreation Association Inc online.
The Australian Womensport & Recreation Association Inc (AWRA) is a dynamic and enthusiastic volunteer not-for-profit organisation that was incorporated in July 2005. As a national non-government organisation, its Vision Statement is:
"A strong Australian culture that supports the active participation of women and girls in sport, physical activity and recreation."
AWRA's Mission Statement is:
"To provide advocacy and leadership for the progress and facilitation of opportunities for Australian women and girls in and through sport, physical activity and recreation."
AWRA has received strong support and commitment from the employees and associates of the state-based women's sport bodies from around Australia and works colloboratively with them.
Click the links for information about the policies, history or events AWRA has organised, or use the navigation menu on the left hand side of the page.
A Charter for all Active Women
AWRA is proud to unveil 'A Charter for all Active Women'. It details how Australian Womensport and Recreation Australia (AWRA) urgently advocates for:
1. Providing more opportunities for female participation at all levels of sport and active recreation
2. Increasing female participation in leadership roles.
3. Addressing the barriers girls and women face in sport and physical activity.
4. Increasing media coverage of the activities and achievements of female athletes.
To view the Charter please click here.
AWRA Leadership Workshop Offer
Australian Womensport and Recreation Association (AWRA) and its state members, with support from the Australian Government, conducted a series of Women's Sport Leadership Workshops throughout Australia in 2009. The aim of the workshops was to assist women in furthering their leadership roles in sport and recreation whether at the local club, association or state and national level.
As an outcome and a sustainable legacy of that project, AWRA would like to offer this excellent workshop program to more organisations, such as local government associations, national sporting organisations, state sporting associations and women's agencies. In particular there is a recognised need to take such a program to rural and regional areas of Australia. AWRA would like to work collaboratively with other organisations to reach out further into less populated regions and/or to target some groups of women who may benefit from sports leadership training.
AWRA Ambassador - Lauren Jackson
AWRA is pleased to announce Australia's most successful and decorated basketball player Lauren Jackson has accepted the role as Ambassador for the peak national advocacy body for women's sport.
To find out more please click here
AWRA now has a blog - please click here to view
Sport & The Law - London, a watershed for women's participation in the Olympics?
This article discusses how "Arguably, the London Games achieved more in promoting and raising awareness of fundamental human rights and principles than any modern Olympics"
It was written by AWRA President Janice Crosswhite and AWRA Honorary Solicitor Tim Fuller first appeared in the Alternative Law Journal 37(4).
To read the article, please click here
Our Products and Services section has five learning modules to assist you with your preparation and readiness to join a board/committee. Topics covered are:
- Introduction to Good Governance
- Committee Readiness
- Effective Board Meeting Procedures
- Implementing a Successful Mentoring Program - NOW AVAILABLE IN MANDARIN
- Risk Assessment
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AWRA is a National Compact Partner - Find out more at http://www.nationalcompact.gov.au/