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Active Whittlesea

Communities that are physically active are more likely to be healthier communities.

Active Whittlesea Strategy

Active Whittlesea 2019-2028 will guide the planning and promotion of sport, leisure and recreation programs, services and facilities within the City of Whittlesea over the next 10 years.

Diversity is one of our greatest strengths, yet many groups (eg migrants, women and girls, people with a disability) experience significant barriers to participation — such as cost, transport and awareness.

This strategy aims to address these barriers to get more people active more often.

Active Whittlesea Facebook page

The Active Whittlesea Facebook page is a one-stop-shop for information on physical activity in the City of Whittlesea.

It helps people to get active by featuring information on opportunities, and highlighting stories of success, overcoming challenges and barriers, and meeting goals.

It also promotes positive and inclusive messages of health and wellbeing, champions diversity and shares resources to support inclusivity in physical activity.

If you have a content idea for the Facebook page, contact the Active Whittlesea Online Content Creator, Stephanie Packer, here.

 

This Girl Can

This Girl Can is a VicHealth campaign which celebrates and supports women embracing physical activity in a way that suits them.

It aims to encourage women of all ages, levels of ability, background, body shape and size to feel empowered to be physically active, and the City of Whittlesea is proud to be a campaign supporter.

In 2020, the City of Whittlesea partnered with Darebin, Moreland, Manningham and Yarra Ranges councils to host the Local Women Webinar Series, which featured 15 webinars covering a diverse range of topics, engaging stories and local tips for getting active.

Resources and storytelling

Here you will find a range of resources to help you get active, including tips on how to start your physical activity journey, information to assist sports clubs to develop and improve their programs and culture, and profiles and success stories featuring City of Whittlesea residents and clubs.

How to be a disability inclusive sports club

LEAP Seniors' Golf Program for over-50s

West Lalor Tennis Club: Let's Ace Autism junior tennis program

Cheetahs Softball Club: How to get into softball

Whittlesea U3A Walking Football Program

Why yoga is a great way to get active

Lalor Warriors Cricket Club: Saved with the help of a Female Inclusion in Sport Grant

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