Friday 27 August, 12 - 1pm
: Zoom details emailed the day prior
: Tear Down the Walls
This lunchtime webinar learning opportunity will cover:
Hear more about the multiple award-winning program – Count Me In Too. A partnership approach between multiple organisations to encourage more women and girls to join community sports clubs. Hear from both Moreland City Council and community health about the approach, the model, the successes and the learnings and importantly, the ongoing outcomes for the community.
You will leave with an understanding of the model used, a framework for success and practical strategies to apply in your LGA.
Who should attend?
This is a session for anyone who wants to learn and hear from the Community Partnerships Initiative Awards for Excellence Winner . This webinar is also relevant for sport and recreation teams, health promotion teams, community engagement teams, social policy teams and diversity teams.
About the Presenters:
Growing up in Australia, Tamara never understood the kids at school who didn’t like sport because for her, it’s a way of life. Tamara knew she wanted to work in sport to ensure sport remains part of the Australia culture, especially for women and girls.
Having worked for three national sporting organisations, Tamara’s experience in sport both professionally and personally has allowed her to see the barriers faced by sports with limited cash, limited exposure and sports with a lot of both, yet the quality of the experience for women and girls was the same – crap!
Working at the community level as the only Female Sport Participation Officer in local government in Australia, Tamara directly impacts the sporting community in Moreland, a very diverse inner-city council, which discovered in 2009 that only 8% of the sports ground users were female. Deciding this needed to change, Council created the state’s first Active Women and Girls Strategy, closely followed by a Policy requiring clubs to field women and girls teams and have women on their committee or risk losing their facility allocation. Tamara’s role is to implement the policy, have the hard conversations to improve the experience for women and girls in the community.
Nazish is a passionate community engagement professional with over eight years’ experience working, studying and volunteering within the community services sector, and during this time has developed her expertise in community engagement, partnership development, and prevention of violence against women.
Nazish is currently employed as a Community Engagement Officer at Merri Health and has worked on various social cohesion, gender equity and Community development projects.
Nazish is passionate about promoting diversity and inclusion and brings a social justice lens to all aspects of her work and life. For the past six years Nazish has worked closely with multicultural communities in Melbourne’s northern suburbs, and has developed a strong understanding of the access barriers faced by multicultural communities in terms of full social, economic and community participation.
Outside of work, Nazish is a mother to three children and enjoys trying out new sport and outdoor activities with her children and husband.