Riding for the Disabled Association of WA benefits from Sports Leadership Grants for women in Rural
Posted on Monday, 19 April 2004
The Riding for the Disabled Association of WA, located in Brigadoon, has been provided with $3804 as part of an Australian Government initiative to boost sporting leadership opportunities for women in rural and remote areas.
Sixty-eight individuals and many sports organisations across Australia will receive grants totalling more than $209,000 to develop women’s sports leadership skills and abilities.
‘The Australian Government has targeted key areas that will encourage and support the full involvement of women and girls in all aspects of sport,” Member for Pearce Judi Moylan said.
“Successful grants include those programs aimed at women from rural and remote areas, Indigenous women, disabled women in sport, and women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.”
Ms Moylan said the Government was keen to ensure the provision of similar leadership opportunities for women from remote areas as in metropolitan areas.
“Not only are programs like these important for women, but they provide important services to local communities,” she said.
“Sport helps to create links between the sporting sector and the broader community.”
She said virtually every sport category was represented, from croquet to callisthenics. Through the program, funding of up to $5000 is available to individual sports women and up to $10,000 to organisations.
Sport Leadership Grants provide opportunities for successful candidates to learn and develop leadership skills through sport, and the scheme is promoted by the Australian Government through the Office of the Status of Women and the Australian Sports Commission.