The Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing through the Community Participation branch works with State Sporting Organisations and various government and non government agencies to support the development of women in sport.
There is strong evidence that diversity on boards leads to better corporate performance. Diversity is good for business. It is no longer a question of ‘why’ but ‘how’ and 'when'. The gender diversity metrics of state sporting organisations in South Australia are being made public and will be updated annually on the ORS wesite.
How does your club board/committee compare? Let us know by completing the poll #watchthewomen.
In support of South Australia's women's sport, and the sportswomen who have lead by example, we've supported capturing the history of their rich and outstanding achievements through a digital footprint. This has involved:
The Women's Sport Network aims to raise the profile of women, in all aspects of sport, in South Australia. The network is open to both males and females to work to further the development of women in sport, and women's sport.
To subscribe to the Women's Sport Network please email ORSR.Enquiries@sa.gov.au
The Premier's Women's Directory is an online database of women wanting to serve on boards and committees. It includes the details of women with a diverse range of backgrounds, experience and interests and is maintained and updated by the Office for Women.
The Australian Sports Commission website offers information on women in sport.
We acknowledge and respect Aboriginal peoples as South Australia's first peoples and nations, we recognise Aboriginal peoples as traditional owners and occupants of land and waters in South Australia and that their spiritual, social, cultural and economic practices come from their traditional lands and waters; and they maintain their cultural and heritage beliefs, languages and laws which are of ongoing importance; We pay our respects to their ancestors and to their Elders.