This Girl Can play baseball

More females are being encouraged to step up to the plate and take a swing at baseball as part of a special event.

The City of Ballarat is partnering with Alfredton Baseball Club, Baseball Australia and VicHealth to host a This Girl Can-inspired Girls at Bat session on Sunday 15 March at 9.30am.

The session will feature sessions of modified baseball techniques and a lunch for participants.

This event is the final of four sessions designed to increase flexible participation opportunities for women and girls in what is a traditionally male-dominated sport, provide a safe and welcoming environment for women and girls to explore baseball, boost awareness of women and girls in sport and increase social connections between different groups of women and girls.

The City of Ballarat has supported the Sunday sessions held on 23 February, 1 and 8 March and this weekend’s final session, with resource support and promotional materials.

Girls at Bat is a direct action out of the City of Ballarat’s Active Women and Girls’ Strategy. The strategy aims to address the gender imbalance in sport. Initiatives, such as Girls at Bat, encourage more women to participate in sport and physical activities and re-shape stereotypes, support gender equity and empower participants.

This final event in the series also links to the Victorian Government’s This Girl Can campaign to spark greater participation.

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