Womensport & Recreation Tasmania Inc. (WSRT) is a dynamic group dedicated to improving opportunities in sport and regular physical activity for women and girls.

It is Womensport & Recreation Tasmania's mission to promote, encourage, support, inspire and celebrate regular physical activity for women and girls and to provide a representative voice influencing effective public policy in Tasmania. 

Women in Sport Coaching Scholarship

Coaching Development Program

The Women in Sport Coaching Scholarship (WCS) is a partnership between Womensport & Recreation Tasmania Inc. (WSRT) and Tasmanian Institute of Sport (TIS) aimed at providing quality coaching opportunities to women and increasing the number of female coaches in Tasmania.

The WCS will target individuals who might not otherwise be able to access high quality coach education and development opportunities through financial constraints or who are from rural communities.

The WCS provides not just financial but also mentoring support to the successful applicant by providing them with the opportunity to gain valuable national experience whilst expanding their knowledge and skills through hands-on coaching, education and development opportunities.

For more information click here

2019-20 Women in Sport Coaching Scholarship recipients

Congratulations to Jessica Blake (hockey) and Abbey Savage (swimming) on being the successful recipients for 2019-20.

Each of the coaches receive $5,000 as part of the partnership between Womensport and Recreation Tasmania Inc and the Tasmanian Institute of Sport.

Womensport and Recreation Tasmania president Dana Faletic is pleased to continue the partnership with the TIS to offer support to female coaches.


Ms Faletic said "In coaching, as in many other areas, women face barriers to participating. These range from personal barriers, such as lack of time, to structural barriers, such as lack of female role models in their sport. If we can help increase the number and calibre of female coaches, that's a win for other young women aspiring to be involved in sport."

Pictured from left: Sarah Courtney MP, Minister for Health and Minister for Women, Abbey Savage, Jessica Blake, Jeremy Rockliff MP, Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing.

2017-18 Women in Sport Coaching Scholarship recipients

Raising the bar: Jacquie Petrusma MP with coaches Wenonah Sharman and Janelle Smith and Tasmanian Institute of Sport Manager, Performance Services Stewart Pither.
Picture: Paul Scambler

Australian Government Department of Health
Girls Make Your Move

Girls Make Your Move is about inspiring, energising and empowering young women to be more active.


Research shows that when young women exercise they do so at a lower level of intensity and higher amount of sedentry time than young men.


Additionally, young women face a number of additional barriers - girls don't want to be judged or ridiculed, and they can be self-conscious about how they might look when exercising.


To find out more visit http://www.health.gov.au/internet/girlsmove/publishing.nsf/Content/home


Watch the video below

It’s time to get active.
It’s not about ability, and it’s not about perfection –
it’s about having more energy and feeling better. 

Putting yourself first.
Get out there with friends, or get active by yourself.
Have fun, it’s not about competition and it doesn’t have to be an organised sport.
Being active makes you feel good. 

Girls make your move.

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& Recreation

supporting the 
Mother's Day Classic

Virtual 2020
Join our Team

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A fun, healthy and inspirational event that brings the community together on 
Mother's Day to support and remember those touched by breast cancer. 

Thank you to everyone who participated in Mother’s Day Classic Virtual 2020 despite the challenging circumstances. Even though the event is over, we encourage you to keep fundraising until 30 June and help raise vital funds for breast cancer research.

Please don't hesitate to contact us for further information.

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