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Change Our Game, Hockey Victoria’s 2019 Women and Girls Annual Breakfast

Hockey Victoria is hosting its annual Women and Girls Breakfast on Friday the 10th of May to kickstart Women’s Round. This year’s theme is, “Change Our Game”.  In 2018 HV was invited to be part of the Governments Change Our Game Champions program, a program that brings influential leaders in the sport and recreation industry together to champion cultural change and generate leadership opportunities and experiences for women. At this year’s breakfast, HV will launch its Gender Equity & Diversity Strategy which aims to create an inclusive and gender equitable hockey community, where females and males are treated with respect and have equal opportunities, decision-making powers and responsibilities, regardless of their gender.

Hockey Victoria is delighted to announce our 2019 guest speaker, Dr Bridie O’Donnell, renowned medical doctor, sports administrator Australian road cyclist champion and Head of the Office for Women in Sport and Recreation.  Bridie is a world-record breaking cyclist who took up full-time riding at the age of 35, quickly rising through the ranks to represent Australia at three World Championships. She has now taken up the challenge to lead sport on a journey to “Change the Game” by working to level the playing field for women and girls in sport and active recreation.  Join us to hear more about Bridie’s journey and ways your club, association or workplace can create change for the better.

Joining Bridie on the panel is Change Our Game ambassadors, Kitty Chiller AM and Chelsea Roffey. Kitty is a former Modern Pentathlete who represented Australia in the Sydney 2000 Olympics.  She went on to be named as Chef de Mission at the 2016 Rio Olympics and currently Gymnastics Australia CEO. Recently, Kitty Chiller was appointed as a Member (AM) of the Order of Australia for her significant service to sport. Chelsea is the first female in AFL history to be selected to officiate in an AFL Grand Final. She has shown other females that there is a role for women in AFL.

Our Master of Ceremonies for the morning will be gender equality expert and founder of Advancing Women in Business and Sport, Michelle Redfern. Michelle is a proud recipient of the AFR & Qantas 100 Women of Influence Award (2018) for her work on diversity and inclusion in the Australian business and Sporting Sectors.  She is also a non-executive director for Williamstown Football Club and Good Sheppard Microfinance. Michelle will guide us through an entertaining and inspiring morning and will share some insight into her knowledge about equality, inclusion and leadership in business and sport.

Theme: “Change Our Game”

Venue: The Carousel, 22 Aughtie Drive, Albert Park Victoria 3206

Date: Friday 10th May 2019

Time: 7:30am-9:30am (networking opportunity 7:00am-7:30am)

Paid parking is available at The Carousal venue. Eftpos and cash accepted.

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Victorian women of all ages now have access to the latest exercise, health and nutrition research and advice thanks to a series of fact sheets designed to give women the right information to make the right choices at different stages of their lives. The Active Women in Sport fact sheet series, developed by Sports Medicine Australia – Victoria, provides advice on topics ranging from nutrition and bone health for active women, to exercise during pregnancy to exercising at a young and older age.