Successful launch for Gippy Girls Can
MORE women were encouraged to get involved with physical activity over the weekend.
A partnership between South Gippsland Shire Council, VicHealth, YMCA and GippSport launched its 10 session program under the This Girl Can campaign on Saturday.
Rebranded to Gippy Girls Can locally, the program gives women a chance to give a range of sports and exercises a try to increase participation and wellbeing.
The program was made possible by a $15,000 VicHealth grant.
The program will take place at several locations depending on demand. Saturday’s session was held at Leongatha SPLASH, and the partnership expressed its gratitude for the support.
Around 20 women and teenagers take part in a series of activities on Saturday. The rest of the sessions will be held up until June.
“We had activities running in the gym and the pool so there were a lot of options to try,” council’s Lyndal Peterson said.
“Another important aspect of the program is the story pod. Using the story pod, we will gather localised stories to create more engagement and identify demand.”
GippSport’s Gene Parini said the key message was it’s never too late to join a session. If you miss one, you are welcome to any of the sessions and give feedback.
For more information, Gene can be contacted on 0428 358 335, or check out the Gippy Girls Can Facebook page.
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