Grants and workshops to develop South West Women Leaders in Sport

Member for Forrest Nola Marino have congratulated the South West’s Sonja Cahill on their successful bid for funding through the 2018 Women Leaders in Sport program.

“I am pleased to announce that Sonja Cahill has received $3,000 for completing a Diploma of Sport Development through the 2018 Women Leaders in Sport program,” Mrs Marino said.

“The Diploma of Sport Development will help enhance Sonja’s skills as a netball coach in the South West.”

The Women Leaders in Sport Program is jointly funded by the Australian Sports Commission and the Office for Women.

The program has helped more than 23,000 women since its inception and Minister for women Kelly O’Dwyer said the program was being expanded in 2018.

“In addition to the grants, in 2018 the program has selected more than 80 women to attend Women Leaders in Sport workshops around the country,” Minister O’Dwyer said.

“Women Leaders in Sport has an extensive reach over many years, bringing women together from various backgrounds, including regional and metropolitan areas and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Sport unites them.

“It’s encouraging to see women from grassroots participation sport take the opportunity to join the interactive workshops, joining elite athletes like Paralympic gold medal cyclist Carol Cooke and tennis star Casey Dellacqua who are taking proactive steps in their professional development.”