Empowering girls through sport

Local governments are encouraged to embrace an innovative, evidence-based program called Daughters and Dads Active and Empowered.

Pioneered by the University of Newcastle, the award-winning program has been proven to enhance the physical and social-emotional well-being of primary school-aged girls.

Several LGAs around Australia have expressed interest in running the program, with a number applying for funding through the Federal Government’s Play Well Participation Grant.

The program has also been effective in increasing participation rates for sport, with multiple sport-specific versions of the program developed in partnership with NSW peak sporting bodies including cricket, basketball and football).

Watch the video below to learn more: