07 Oct 2017
Minister for Tourism and Culture
Minister for Tourism and Culture, Lauren Moss today announced the opening of an Expression of Interest (EOI) for the inaugural Women in Sport Advisory Committee which aims to increase participation and leadership opportunities for women in sport in the Northern Territory.
“We want to see more Territory women and girls participating in sport at every level because we know the important role it can play in boosting health and wellbeing,” Ms Moss said.
“The Territory Labor Government is strongly supportive of working on a national approach to gender equality in sport and recreation.
“I am very proud to be part of a Government that sees sport as an integral part of the unique Territory way of life.”
The Women in Sport Advisory Committee will:
represent the sporting community at the grass roots level, to ‘take the pulse’ of community sentiment in relation to women’s participation in sport
raise the profile of NT women in sport and explore the issue of gender equality in sport and recreation
advise the Department of Tourism and Culture on policies and strategies in meeting community need, and recommend changes if necessary
advise the Minister for Tourism and Culture on practical actions for the sport and active recreation sector to enhance participation by women and girls and to increase their engagement in leadership and governance roles in sport.
The Advisory Committee will have up to 10 members made up of people who have participated in sport in the Territory as players, coaches, officials or volunteers.
In finalising membership, consideration will be given to ensuring a balance of a wide spectrum of sports being represented, as well as a range of experiences and skills.
Members will be initially appointed for one year.
Nomination forms should be forwarded to Zelma Collins, Director Sport and Recreation Development, Department of Tourism and Culture, mailto:email@example.com by Friday 20 October 2017.
For more information and to apply visit www.dtc.nt.gov.au/womeninsport
Media contact: Trish Grimshaw 0401 119 242