This Girl Can – get active and try something new

Bayside City Council is a proud supporter of VicHealth’s This Girl Can – Victoria campaign which aims to encourage, motivate and inspire women and girls to get active and try something new.

All Bayside women and girls are invited to get active and spring into This Girl Can Week, held this year from 12 – 18 September.

This Girl Can ‘come and try’ sessions happening in Bayside

In support of This Girl Can, we have connected with your local sports clubs to encourage them to offer free beginner classes or trial sessions to help increase the number of women and girls trying something new or returning to an activity.

Hampton Cricket Club – #BaysideGirlsCan open training sessions

Hampton Cricket Club is hosting three open training sessions in September offering girls of all ages the chance to learn more about the game. Everyone is welcome – Master Blasters, Rookies and under 12, 14 or 17.

When: Sunday 11, 18 or 25 September, 12:30 – 2pm

Where: Boss James Reserve, Cnr David St and Bluff Rd, Hampton

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Elsternwick Cricket Club – #BaysideGirlsCan come and try days

Budding female cricketers are invited to drop in to one of Elsternwick Cricket Club come and try days. There will be games, prizes and a BBQ for participants and parents. One lucky attendee will have their subscription fees covered for the season.

When: Saturday 3 or 17 September, 10:30am – 12pm

Where: Holmes Todd Oval, St Kilda St, Brighton (Elsternwick Park North)

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Moorabbin Baseball Club – #BaysideGirlsCan T-ball competition

Head down to Moorabbin Baseball Club for a mini T-ball competition and enjoy a free sausage sizzle and giveaways.

When: Sunday 11 September, 9:20 – 11:30am

Where: A.W. Oliver Reserve, Summit Ave, Hampton East

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Sandringham Royal Baseball Club- #BaysideGirlCan come and try days

Baseball is a growing sport in Australia, and Sandringham Royals Baseball Club are holding ‘come and try’ days. Baseball competitions are mixed for juniors and any female 14 or over can play in women’s baseball. No experience needed.

When: Sunday 11and 18September, 9am – 11am

Where: Tjilatjirrin Reserve, 25 Tulip St, Sandringham

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How else you can get involved

If you’re not sure about taking the first step, check out the Get Active @ Home workouts and choose a workout that suits you.

We would love to hear your story of getting active. Join the movement and post your ‘active selfie’ with the hashtag #BaysideGirlsCan #ThisGirlCan. You can also join the This Girl Can – Victoria community on Facebook and Instagram to ask other women questions and get encouragement.

Getting active – top tips

  • It’s not about what you look like, it’s about how you feel.
  • Being active ignites different feelings for different girls and women- from feeling connected and strong, to calm, empowered or happy.
  • Choose activities that make you feel good.
  • Move your body to feel good. Whether it’s a walk around the block to clear your head, or nailing a new dance move, focus on the feeling. Most of us aren’t training for a marathon or training to be the best, but we can still get active when we can, and have fun while we do it.
  • Mothers, grandmothers, sisters, bosses and friends: no matter what kind of woman we are, we support each other to have a go and enjoy life.
  • Being active can be about fitting it in when we can, returning to it when we’ve had a break, and having fun while we do it.

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