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Innovation Hub

Deep-dive into the strategies, approaches and insights that are advancing sport and active recreation for women and girls throughout NSW

This Innovation Hub was developed to showcase innovative sport programs and take a deep dive into the latest insights, research, and solutions aimed at increasing the participation of women and girls in sport, both on and off the field.

We aim to challenge and inspire ‘outside the box’ thinking from sport, business and education leaders when it comes to reimagining sport experiences for women and girls. 

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InnovateHER - Video Series

InnovateHER showcases and captures the key success factors of innovative approaches used by State Sporting Organisations and to inspire others to think innovatively and consider what similar approaches they could adopt within their own sport.

Overall, we have seen some wonderfully innovative programs by grant recipients, which are improving experiences and increasing visibility of opportunities for women and girls both on and off the field.

Wheelchair Sports NSW/ACT
How I Roll

The "How I Roll" program recognises the importance of role models to encourage girls and women with disabilities to get involved in wheelchair sports.

Water Polo NSW
Girls Making Waves

Girls Making Waves provides safe and fun water polo for girls and women who are wanting to learn to play or looking to raise their game in the pool or on the pool deck.

Triathlon NSW
Finish Lines, Not Finish Times

The "Finish Lines Not Finish Times" program focuses on participation in a non competitive environment through a series of women's specific events across the state.

Cricket NSW
WiCKETS (Women in Cricket)

WiCKETS is networking program that provides a platform for women at cricket clubs across NSW to connect and advance their leadership development.

Tennis NSW

Sheroes aims to increase the representation of women across all areas of tennis, as well as providing them with a network to learn, talk and mentor one another.

Basketball NSW

The I AM A GIRL program is a multi-faceted program that encourages participation across all levels of basketball, primarily in playing, officiating and leadership spaces.

Water Polo NSW and Cerebral Palsy Alliance

This collaboration is an extension of the Girls Making Waves program that aims to break down barriers and make water polo more inclusive for individuals with a disability.

Female Leaders & Mentors

The Female Leaders & Mentors program aims to create equal opportunities and build the skills of women in AFL to elevate their level within the game and community.

Grant Program Case Studies

Since it's inception in 2019, the Her Sport Her Way Grant Program has allocated over $2.45 million to State Sporting Organisations to support over 100 projects in NSW which enabled them to innovate, test new ideas, and reimagine their offerings for women and girls.

Below is a selection of case-studies featuring stand-out, innovative programs which were successful in improving outcomes for women and girls in their sport.

InnovateHER Forum

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