World-Leading Daughters and Dads Program Comes to Point Wolstoncroft

Central Coast and Lake Macquarie girls and their dads have the opportunity to participate in a world-leading program next month that aims to give them the skills and confidence to play sport.

The award-winning Daughters and Dads Active and Empowered program, delivered by the University of Newcastle in partnership with the NSW Government, targets fathers as the agents of change to improve girls’ sports skills and wellbeing.

Acting Minister for Sport Geoff Lee urged local fathers and daughters to register in the program which is being rolled out State-wide as part of the NSW Government’s women in sport strategy, Her Sport Her Way.

“Through educational and practical sessions, this fantastic program targets fathers as the agents of change by participating in fun activities that help improve their daughter’s sport skills, confidence, self-esteem and resilience,” Mr Lee said.

To ensure all families can access the program, the Point Wolstoncroft Sport and Recreation Centre will be delivering a free Daughters and Dads Active and Empowered Program, commencing on Monday, 8 February.

The program will consist of eight sessions over eight weeks throughout Term 1, featuring educational and practical sessions involving rough and tumble play, sport, and fundamental movement skills.

To register for the Daughters and Dads Active and Empowered program visit: www.sport.nsw.gov.au/daughtersanddads

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