#itsmymove

supporting young

women to be active

tHEIR WAY

What is #itsmymove?

The needs of young women are unique when it comes to sport and recreation.  Factors like time pressure and lack of confidence mean they gradually participate less and drop out of structured activity at a faster rate than young men. So how do we support them in leading healthy, active lives? It starts by understanding what matters to them.

#ITSMYMOVE FOR GIRLS

Get inspired with workouts and podcasts made for girls, by girls.

#ITSMYMOVE FOR PARENTS

Help your daughter stay active, her way.

#ITSMYMOVE FOR PROVIDERS

Tools and advice for physical activity providers to support young women.

meet the ambassadors

Arizona Leger

Young leader Arizona Leger is using her voice to support gender equality in sport and recreation. A 2021 Young New Zealander of the Year nominee, she descends from Te Rarawa and Whakatōhea, and is an emerging director on the Counties Manukau Rugby Union board. Check out her thoughts on topics such as representation and equality.

Wendy Petrie

News anchor and broadcaster Wendy Petrie lives in an active household. With a husband who works for Les Mills and three sporty children, it’s hard to imagine that building a passion for physical activity was ever a concern. However, in parenting teenage girls, she’s become all too aware of how physical activity environments can both encourage and discourage young women.

Jess Quinn

Jess Quinn is an outspoken advocate for moving our bodies regardless of our abilities. Prior to losing her leg to cancer when she was 8 years old, she played “every sport under the sun” but going through her teen years, she struggled with accepting her body and the way it now moved. Jess now aims to help others through their journey to acceptance.

YOUNG WOMEN PROFILE

Sport NZ’s latest research profile offers insight into the perceptions of young women aged 12-17 – their behaviour, experiences, needs and desires.These findings provide practical ideas and advice for parents and physical activity providers to help support their teenage girls.

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Wendy Petrie

News anchor and broadcaster Wendy Petrie lives in an active household. With a husband who works for Les Mills and three sporty children, it’s hard to image that building a passion for physical activity was ever a concern. However, in parenting teenage girls, she’s become all too aware of how physical activity environments can both encourage and discourage young women.

Learn More

Jess Quinn

Jess Quinn is an outspoken advocate for movement and its role in helping her overcome life’s challenges. Prior to losing her leg in a battle against cancer, she played ‘every sport under the sun’. Confidence, motivation and battles with mental health have challenged her over the years, testing her resolve.

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