Start Playing Stay Playing Excellence Awards

Published: Comments:
Community Health & Wellness Indigenous & Heritage Lifestyle Queensland Government Sport and Fitness Water Sports and Marine Activities

Social:   

Nominations are now open in the latest round of the Queensland Government’s Start Playing Stay Playing Excellence Awards.

Acting Minister for Sport Craig Crawford said the Start Playing Stay Playing Excellence Awards are all about acknowledgment of where Queenslanders are going above and beyond to better sporting and active recreation opportunities for women and girls.

“This year’s awards will see the inspiration category dedicated to the achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women,” Mr Crawford said.

“This ties in with NAIDOC Week and its theme ‘Because of her, we can’ which celebrates the contribution of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women to Queensland.

“Our First nations women are leaders who teach, nurture and help guide the next generation of women.

“When it comes to sport, they are also leaders who not only play in their local communities, they organise the games and inspire other women and girls to play.”

Minister for Child Safety Di Farmer launched the awards today and said that many Queensland women and girls are missing out on the health and social benefits of sport and active recreation.

“I want to see this change and the Palaszczuk Government is committed to changing that and there has never been a better time for women and girls of all ages to Start Playing and Stay Playing,” she said.

“The Inclusion award recognises individuals, groups or organisations who have broken down barriers to include female participants in sport or active recreation.

“The Innovation award recognises individuals, groups or organisations who have implemented an innovative initiative to increase or enhance women’s and girls’ participation.

“The Inspiration award recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, teams or groups who have achieved a significant goal that inspires others.

“In addition, there is an overall Minister's Start Playing Stay Playing Excellence Award that will be presented to one of the category winners.

“I encourage all Queenslanders, regardless of age, gender or ability, to get out and get active.

“The Queensland Government is developing a comprehensive sport and active recreation strategy to give everyone the chance to lead a healthy, active life.

“I want to hear from Queenslanders across the state about how we can help grassroots clubs attract and retain more people.”

The awards are open to individuals, groups and organisations within Queensland.

Opportunities and funding for females in sport and active recreation:

The $15 million Female Facilities Program to improve sport club facilities for women

  • Almost $2 million for the Get Out, Get Active program to fund 75 community initiatives
  • Join the Movement as part of the Start Playing Stay Playing initiative.
  •  Join the Movement has 32,000 followers through social media and the campaign videos has received more than 2.3 million online views.

To connect:

  • Like the Join the Movement community on Facebook, follow on Instagram, or through #JoinTheMovement or #IMoveBecause.
  • For more information on Start Playing Stay Playing visit: www.qld.gov.au/spsp
  • To visit the Join the Movement campaign site, visit: www.jointhemovement.qld.gov.au

Minister for Housing and Public Works, Minister for Digital Technology and Minister for Sport
The Honourable Mick de Brenni

 
Queensland Government, Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing :
PO Box 15187, City East Qld 4002, Queensland Wide
07 3237 0098
1300 656 191
07 3235 4723
Queensland Government, Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing
Showing 10+ recent articles for this business
New Caloundra mountain bike trail is the Beez Kneez 08 December 2018 | The trail in Caloundra Town Reserve on the Sunshine Coast has received $150,000 in support from the Palaszczuk Government’s Get Playing Places and Spaces program, backed in by $57,200 from Sunshine Coast Coun... More information...
Another wave of funding sees Palaszczuk Government Qld surfing support top $1m 09 November 2018 | Palaszczuk Government support for surfing in Queensland since 2015 has hit more than $1 million – with fresh funding announced today by Minister for Sport Mick de Brenni set to help the next wave of athletes... More information...
Palaszczuk Government announces ongoing funding for Queensland’s Invictus Games athletes 04 November 2018 | Queensland athletes competing in future Invictus Games events will each be eligible for Queensland Academy of Sport’s Bonus Grants, Minister for Sport Mick de Brenni announced today (Sunday). More information...
Minister for Sport forces Federal rethink on national voucher system 01 November 2018 | The Palaszczuk Government has “scored a win” in its bid to pressure the Federal LNP to do more to help Queensland children in low-income families participate in sport, Minister for Sport Mick de Brenni said... More information...
Minister for Sport calls on Federal LNP to introduce voucher system ahead of national roundtable 27 October 2018 | Ahead of this morning’s (Saturday) Meeting of Sport and Recreation Ministers in Sydney, Minister for Sport Mick de Brenni has called out the Morrison Government for “doing next to nothing” to help Queensland... More information...
Minister for Sport to meet with Will Power to help drive the success of strategy 25 October 2018 | Minister for Sport Mick de Brenni will today (Thursday) meet with Toowoomba-born 2018 Indianapolis 500 champion Will Power to discuss the Palaszczuk Government’s Sport and Active Recreation Strategy. More information...
Levelling the Playing Field for Sport in Queensland 18 October 2018 | What’s become abundantly clear is Queensland wants change and an end to inequality when it comes to the relationship between family income and kids’ participation in sport.. More information...
Athletes set to be unleashed in Queensland schools 13 September 2018 | Under the Olympics Unleashed program, school children will experience the Olympic spirit and passion for sport and active recreation... More information...
Queensland proud of Millman’s US Open success 04 September 2018 | Queensland’s Sports Minister Mick de Brenni has congratulated self-described “proud Queenslander” and outstanding tennis player John Millman. More information...
Have your say on Queensland's Sport and Active Recreation Strategy 28 July 2018 | The Palaszczuk Government is calling on Queenslanders to have their say about the future of sport in Queensland. More information...



Social:   
comments powered by Disqus

All articles submitted by third parties or written by My Sunshine Coast come under our Disclaimer / Terms of Service