On the 30th of May, Albury Wodonga Aquatic Facilities, together with VicHealth’s This Girl Can and the Richmond Football Club, held an industry luncheon at The Cube to celebrate women who are all kinds of active; Women who are giving it a go, no matter how well they do it, or how red and sweaty their face gets!
We heard from an inspiring panel of women, including Richmond VFLW player, Akec Makur Chuot, This Girl Can ambassador, Nida Shafat, This Girl Can deaf participant, Kate Parremore, and border local and wellness advocate, Candice Marzano. Each of whom discussed their personal journey with physical activity.
Border local and Olympic star, Lauren Jackson, was also involved in the discussion, and spoke of her transition from full-time athlete, to a mum of two boys and how she is now overcoming personal barriers to being active.
According to VicHealth, one of the main barriers to women not participating in physical activity or getting involved in sport is a fear of being judged, or not feeling fit enough to start. This Girl Can, is all about celebrating and supporting women to embrace physical activity and to find an activity that they enjoy.
At Albury Wodonga Aquatic Facilities this is something we want to promote.
Therefore, from the 1st of June until the 12th of July we will be offering two free classes a day; all of which are different. This will give women in the community the opportunity to participate in classes that they may have never tried before.
Please invite any women you know in the community to come and try any of these free classes, as they may discover something new that they enjoy.