More women and girls are being encouraged to take part in sport with the support of a NSW government program which aims to boost participation and create more opportunities, both on and off the field. 

Minister for Sport Alister Henskens said the Her Sport Her Way program supports state sporting organisations to deliver new initiatives that turbocharge female sporting participation. 

“This program is all about increasing female participation in sport, whether that’s on the field or in administration, coaching or volunteer roles,” Mr Henskens said. 

The program has provided $2.45 million towards projects since 2019, with the latest $625,000 round funding 26 projects across 16 sports.

Minister for Women Bronnie Taylor said the government is also opening nominations for the 2022-23 Her Sport Her Way Awards.

“Women make such an incredible contribution to sporting clubs and communities right across NSW, both on and off the field,” Mrs Taylor said.

“The Her Sport Her Way Awards recognise the achievements of women in driving powerful change and leaving a legacy for the way women’s sport is played in NSW.” 

The Her Sport Her Way Awards feature five categories – Young Achiever, Local Champion, Outstanding Organisation, Trailblazer and Overall Champion.

Applications for the awards close on February 28.

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