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 and learning 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 on the 2020-21 scholarship click here
2020-21 Women in Sport Coaching Scholarship Recipients
Congratulations to Hobart’s Amanda Punch (swimming) and Launceston’s Danielle Carstens (netball) on being the successful recipients for 2020-21.
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 coaches provide guidance and are role models to our younger athletes.
“It is vital that we have women in these coaching positions as they are an integral part of all aspects of sport and we are pleased to support more female coaches in Tasmania,” Ms Faletic said.
Pictured from left: Dana Faletic (President WSRT Board) Hon Jane Howlett MLC (Minister for Sport and Recreation and Minister for Women), Amanda Punch (Hobart Scholarship Recipient), and Alisa Denne (TIS Sports Program Manager).
Girls in Action Sports Project (GASP)
The GASP was designed to better understand the enablers and barriers for girls in three male-dominated action sports – mountain biking, skateboarding and surfing. It builds on from a 2018-19 project, an interview study with Tasmanian girls engaged in any of the three aforementioned action sports. Girls are less physically active than boys (a pattern that continues across the life-course) so finding ways to engage, re-engage and retain girls’ engagement in physical activity is important for individual and societal level benefit.
The GASP captured the perspectives of young people who used to, wanted to or were participating in either mountain biking, skateboarding or surfing; parents/carers of young action sport participants or enthusiasts; and adults who had administrative, coaching or officiating/event coordinating roles in any of these three sports.
GASP was designed to better understand the enablers and barriers to girls engaging in male dominated action sports (mountain biking, skateboarding and surfing) with a view to providing more opportunities for girls to be physically active. Capturing perspectives of young people, parents and adult stakeholders (e.g. board/committee members, CEOs, coaches, officials), along with a policy review and collation of membership data, GASP has provided novel and rich information to help more girls get involved in these and possibly other sports.
A fun, healthy and inspirational event that brings the community together on
Mother's Day to support and remember those touched by breast cancer.
The Mother’s Day Classic will be going Local in May 2022, combining the flexibility
of a virtual event with the community atmosphere of a physical event.
During Event Week , participants can either run or walk in their own
time or join others at one of the COVID safe locations across the country*.
*subject to government COVID-19 restrictions.