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All girls can

The Avenue Bowling Club was the venue for the MSC Corporate Bowls Challenge. Council girls were (L-R) Sandi Thacker, Amy Gloury and Jo Snape. Photo - MSC

Women in Moorabool are being encouraged to get active as part of VicHealth’s ‘This Girl Can Week’, which kicked off yesterday (Monday).
This Girl Can Week (18-24 March 2019) aims to encourage more women to give physical activity a go or return to exercise after a break.
The campaign is about empowering women to feel comfortable in their bodies and in public spaces – regardless of their ability, how they look or how sweaty they get.
A VicHealth grant is helping Moorabool Shire Council promote the ‘This Girl Can – Victoria’ campaign throughout this month.
Council is calling on local women to get involved with the highly successful campaign, which launched in March last year and inspired 1 in 7 Victorian women to get moving in 2018.
Moorabool Mayor Cr Paul Tatchell said This Girl Can – Victoria has had real success in building a supportive community of women who encourage each other to get out there and get active.
“Our Council is proud to work with VicHealth during This Girl Can Week to encourage local women and girls to, smash the stereotypes holding them back from getting active, and have a go,” he said.
“There’ll be a range of come and try activities that will help women take that first and often daunting step to being active.”
VicHealth CEO Jerril Rechter said This Girl Can Week was about empowering everyday women to get active in their local community without feeling judged.
“We want all women – no matter how sweaty they get, how red their face is…to feel comfortable about getting out there and giving physical activity a go,” said Ms Rechter.
“That’s what This Girl Can is all about,” Ms Rechter said.
Activities promoted as part of This Girl Can will be inclusive, non-judgemental and accessible for women of different ages, body shapes and abilities.
This Girl Can Week will be held across Victoria from 18-24 March 2019.
To find out more visit thisgirlcan.com.au, or the new ‘Moorabool Community and Recreation’ Facebook page.