Katrina Touzeau is a former intern of the Women’s Sports Foundation, avid marathon runner and former member of the Australian Basketball Referees National Panel 1992-2012. Katrina has previously worked in community, state and national, international level peak sporting bodies, boards and events in Australia. Part I In 2017, women’s sports in Australia experienced a change.…
For years we have known that physical activity improves physical and mental health but only recently has mental health become more widely discussed in the public. This month as we celebrate mental health awareness we would like to highlight a few facts and tips regarding improving your mental health and getting active.
Being a professional athlete is not without its challenges, particularly as a woman. Recently, Nicola Butler and her fellow female wakeboarders felt discriminated against based on their gender. Instead of getting angry, Nicola directed her energy into something positive creating “For The Girls,” a powerful film with a message for the next generation of female wakeboarders.
Before Title IX, only one in 27 girls played sports. Today, that number is two in five. Girls want to play too. This Women’s History Month, join us in celebrating the incredible achievements of women in sport since the passing of Title IX in 1972, as we honor them across our social platforms and here on the S.H.E. Network.
During Black History Month, the WSF is proud to celebrate and honor all the incredible African-American women making waves on and off the field of play. One phenomenal woman we would like to highlight is two-time Olympic gold medalist and 2016 WSF Sportswoman of the Year, Claressa Shields. Hear her original poem she recited at the WSF Annual Salute to Women in Sports awards gala and what it was like for her to make history in Rio.
The holidays have come and gone and with a new year brings New Year’s resolutions. Time to sit down and think about the year ahead and all that you want to accomplish. Find out about setting manageable goals to get active and stay healthy in 2017.
Thirty program leaders recently attended a WSF GoGirlGo! Leadership Institute at the Cary Leeds Center for Tennis and Learning in New York. Since the programs launch in 2001 it has helped more than one million girls get active. Working together to reach more girls, WSF discussed with the leaders the benefits of the curriculum and how it can be implemented in their communities.
‘Women and Sport: The Long Road Up’ traces the pathway of women’s place in sport from the 1950s when girls and women were limited to play days, milk and cookies after “light competition,” to the impact of some of the most driven, talented, and charismatic figures who re-defined and transformed sport itself.
Inspirational Triathlon Racing International (i-tri), in East Hampton, N.Y., received a Sports 4 Life grant one year ago. Founder Theresa Roden and the i-tri family work to reach the ever-growing Hispanic community in their area and give all girls access to sports and their endless benefits. WSF and i-tri are working together to get more girls in the game.
Sports 4 Life: Dawn Harper Nelson on Playing with Confidence from Women’s Sports Foundation on Vimeo. “I like this hairstyle. I know I look good. Now it’s time to get down to business.” How does two-time Olympic medalist Dawn Harper Nelson make sure she is ready to hit the track with confidence? What advice does…