Female fitness feedback sought

November 21, 2021 BY

Fun: Input from is being sought on the Shire’s Move Your Way program, which is aimed at increasing non-structured and non-competitive physical active for young women and girls. Photo: FILE

YOUNG women and girls from across the Shire are being encouraged to help take part in the creation of a new municipal Move Your Way program.

Move Your Way is a State Government backed initiative aimed at facilitating the participation of girls and young women aged between 12 and 15 in more physical activity in “non-structured and non-competitive environments”.

In Golden Plains Shire the program is backed by just under $10,000 from the VicHealth Reimagining Health Grants and the local program is set to go live in 2022.

“Evidence shows that 92 per cent of Australian teens do not meet the physical activity guidelines of 60 minutes a day, and females are disproportionally represented in this data,” said mayor Cr Helena Kirby.

“Often this comes from a lack of confidence and fear of judgement, however, Move Your Way aims to remove these barriers, creating a safe and inclusive space for all girls to participate.

“Council would like to thank VicHealth for its support of the Move Your Way program in Golden Plains Shire.”

Feedback on the Shire’s Move Your Way initiative can be completed online via goldenplains.vic.gov.au/move-your-way.

Written submissions are also being received at municipal customer service centres at Bannockburn and Smythesdale, as well as Bannockburn P to 12 College

You can also email input to [email protected] by post to PO Box 111, Bannockburn, 3331, marked Attention: Move Your Way.

“We hope to hear from many interested young women with this engagement and look forward to working with them to design an exciting program that meets their needs and expectations,” Cr Kirby said.