Local girls have the opportunity to participate in a groundbreaking program next month that aims to give them the skills and confidence to play sport.
The Daughters and Dads Active and Empowered Weekender Program is an award-winning program delivered by the NSW Government in partnership with the University of Newcastle with Dads helping to improve girls’ sports skills and wellbeing.
Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said the program features a weekend of fun practical and educational activities for daughters and dads at Lake Burrendong Sport and Recreation Centre.
“The Daughters and Dads Active and Empowered Weekender Program is an outstanding initiative, designed to ensure sport is fun,” Mr Saunders said.
“When Dads participate with their daughters it helps improve sport skills, improve confidence and self-esteem plus strengthens that special Dad-daughter bond.”
“During the Weekender Program Dads get to spend quality one-on-one time with their daughter and enjoy the traditional camp adventure activities.”
“I urge local families to take advantage of this opportunity and give their daughters the chance to participate and enjoy sport,” Mr Saunders added.
Minister for Sport Geoff Lee said the Program is being rolled out as part of the NSW Government’s women in sport strategy, Her Sport Her Way.
“Her Sport Her Way is the NSW Government’s vision for the future of women’s sport,” Mr Lee said.
“Through Programs like Daughters and Dads Active and Empowered we are giving girls the confidence and belief to participate in sport and breaking down barriers.”
The Daughters and Dads Active and Empowered Weekender Program involves a two-night weekend stay at Lake Burrendong Sport and Recreation Centre which includes accommodation, activities and meals.
For further information and to register in the Daughters and Dads Active and Empowered Weekender Program visit: www.sport.nsw.gov.au/daughtersanddads