It’s time to move in region
TREASURER and Minister for Sport, Curtis Pitt, has launched the Queensland Government’s new Join the Movement campaign, urging women and girls across the state to become active and healthier for life.
The aim is to motivate Queensland women and girls to try to overcome the barriers of everyday life to get active and improve their health and well-being.
Surveys suggest more than 40% of adult women in Queensland are not undertaking enough physical activity to gain the associated health benefits.
Although women’s sport across many codes has been growing in prominence, there are barriers facing women and girls such as time constraints due to competing priorities, suitability of facilities and programs, and their own levels of self-confidence.
Mr Pitt said the government was passionate about increasing the participation of women and girls in sport and active recreation.
The Start Playing Stay Playing program aimed to increase and support the participation of women and girls in sport and active recreation.
A number of women offered to share their own inspirational stories for the Join the Movement campaign, some of which feature in the campaign’s promotional video.
More than 130 responses were received to the call-out for volunteers to feature in the video, which Mr Pitt said was inspirational in itself.