Grab Your Friends and Get Active

Thursday, August 20, 2015

On Monday 17th August VicHealth launched the Changing the Game: Increasing Female Participation in Sport program to increase the number of women and girls who are physically active, while raising the profile of womenís sport in the media and championing the important role women play in sportsí leadership and management.

Through the Changing the Game: Increasing Female Participation in Sport program, VicHealth, the AFL and other funded sports are committed to building female sport by:

  • getting 25,000 Victorian females who are inactive and somewhat active to become active more regularly - whether thatís through a sports club, or in a more informal, social way.
  • raising the profile of womenís sport and becoming champions for womenís sport and health

AFL Active has been developed as part of the Changing the Game: Increasing Female Participation in Sport program.  It is a fitness workout program that trains people to develop the key fitness components required to be an AFL footballer.  The workout is split into four quarters of fun workout activities that incorporate balls but doesnít require any of the skills (eg. kicking, handballing etc.) required to play Australian Football.

AFL Active is open to everyone and is accommodating to all levels of fitness.  In line with aims of the Changing the Game: Increasing Female Participation in Sport program AFL Active is particularly targeted at getting inactive and less active women to engage in regular physical activity.  It aims to provide a flexible new way for women and girls to be involved in physical activity, which suits their needs and interests and addresses some of the practical barriers to participation.

The AFL Active program has been specifically designed for women and provides a fun, social and flexible way for women and girls to become more active through sport.

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