As a major clean up gets underway women in sport are being celebrated on the same day.
Today, Aussies everywhere are out rallying against pollution and raising the profile of female athletes as the annual Clean Up Australia Day shares billing with Sport for Women Day.
The Sport for Women Initiative gives a voice to the people who care about the growth, development and promotion of women’s sport in Australia. The website Sports Hydrant is calling for a no garbage policy of their own. Requesting greater importance be placed on accurate information gathered from open forum discussions of the major challenges facing women’s sport.
“If we want key decision makers to make good decisions then we need to know the facts. What are your views on particular issues, your preferences and your aspirations? We need to gather accurate information to learn about those areas that are not fully known before we can make those good decisions. The Sports Hydrant will be conducting market research to inform and support the debate and discussion of these initiatives at the highest level.”
Where: There are two live festival sites in Canberra and Sydney or you can take part in the Zumba® challenge at various Curves gyms around the nation. Check out the available locations here.
Whats On: Many Elite Sportswomen will be in attendance including World, Olympic and Sporting Champions like Kerri Pottharst (Beach Volleyball), Kate Hollywood (Hockey), Emily Seebohm (Swimming) and many more. There will be exhibition stalls, sports demonstrations and food and drink plus FREE massages (subject to availability) and activities for the kids.
Guinness World Record Zumba Class from 9am-10am Elite Sportswomen doing Zumba for the first time will join crowds of participants in an attempt to break the world record for the most people in a simultaneous mass exercise class.
You also won’t want to miss the ultimate Tug-of-War Charity Challenge, pitting Elite Sportswomen against local amateur sports teams.

Inga Yandell
Explorer and media producer, passionate about nature, culture and travel. Combining science and conservation with investigative journalism to provide resources and opportunities for creative exploration.