#itsmymove

Putting the fun

back in the game

for young women

Case studies

The power of the sisterhood, friendships and peer influence as motivators for young women are what Surely Skate is all about. Surely Skate have created a space where young women can learn new skills while hanging out and connecting with friends. Surely skate is built on volunteers and passion. They provide a supportive and all-inclusive environment within the skating community along with local events and workshops.

Forward Foundation understand that traditional sport isn't for everyone and have created a club that's fun, free and just for girls. The Not-So-Sports Club (NSSC) offers recreational activities and a chance to make new friends every Wednesday of the school term for high school aged girls in Canterbury. Girls are collected from schools and can have a go at fun activities like Zorbing, Top Team, walks and outdoor games.

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Articles

Young women’s engagement in sport in a ‘pandemic’ world

Young women are being significantly impacted by the pandemic. Research focused on young women’s wellbeing during COVID-19 has revealed gendered differences, with the pandemic affecting girls’ mental health more than boys. Find out what this means for girls in our COVID-impacted world.

Creating positive environments for young women

Sport NZ spoke with teenage girls and their friends across Aotearoa to explore themes around how they relate to physical activity. As a parent, caregiver, volunteer or sector leader, you can change the game to encourage and support young women in a COVID-changed world. Here’s how.

Creating quality opportunities with and for young women

These webinars are an opportunity to hear from organisations, within the sport and active recreation sector, on how they’ve been engaging and working alongside young women. Unpack insights from the Young Women profile and explore how organisations have turned insights into actions.

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#ITSMYMOVE toolkit

Register for the toolkit

If you’re a provider of sport and recreation and want to support the #itsmymove movement - and help create lasting change that benefits young women for generations to come - here’s how.  

Register for the #itsmymove toolkit to support and leverage the campaign and promote your mahi directly to young women themselves. You’ll have access to the campaign imagery, templates and information on how to get featured in campaign channels.

Young women are different to young men

They seek different outcomes from physical activity, prioritise fun and friendship, and are more susceptible to feelings of body confidence and judgement.

Young women’s engagement in sport in a ‘pandemic’ world

Young women are being significantly impacted by the pandemic. Research focused on young women’s wellbeing during COVID-19 has revealed gendered differences, with the pandemic affecting girls’ mental health more than boys. Find out what this means for girls in our COVID-impacted world.

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Creating positive environments for young women

Sport NZ’s National Sport Development Consultant Alex Chiet peels back the jargon to offer practical tips to ensure young women get what they need and want from their sporting experience. He shares tips from his time coaching female teams – from how to create a great team culture to keeping the fun in the game.

Find out more

Creating quality opportunities with and for young women

These webinars are an opportunity to hear from organisations, within the sport and active recreation sector, on how they’ve been engaging and working alongside young women. Unpack insights from the Young Women profile and explore how organisations have turned insights into actions.

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