Play Sport4Life is about to launch its latest community initiative, the annual Women’s Multi-Sport Tournament. The objective of the event is to generate greater participation of females in sport.
Carolyn Inglis, the Head of Operations at Play Sport4Life, said the festival would be an opportunity for everybody involved in sport to celebrate, raise awareness and increase the profile of girls’ and women’s sport across Cape Town.
“This is a long-overdue initiative,” Carolyn said. “We have to change the gender stereotype in sports and change the dominant view being that it’s all about the boys and the men.”
“At PS4L we are equally as passionate about females in sport as we are about their male counterparts. We will celebrate and showcase women’s sport at every level, from grassroots to elite and highlight the incredible contribution that women bring to sport.
“Our society is all about inclusion but we must not pay lip service to that ideal. We have to practise what we preach. The girls and women deserve just as much recognition as their brothers, fathers or partners, and not just be on the sidelines supporting the them.”
The Girls’ Multi-Code Sport Festival will be held on August 9TH – International Women’s Day at Oude Molen Technical High School.
The aim of the day is to:
- Improve the media profile of women’s sport and female athletes
- Raise awareness of inclusive opportunities for women and girls
- Encourage women’s representation in sport leadership and workforce
“We think it is an appropriate day to host the event. We appeal to all involved in the sporting sector to show their support in helping women and girls reach their full potential through sport,” Carolyn said.
“We will highlight challenges that females face in sport as well as celebrate and reflect on local female role models who have been making an impact in sport. Some prominent females and sporting legends will be part of this project to interact with the girls.”
PS4L recently added three women’s sports advocates to their Board of Directors, Linda Diedericks, Gail Reid and Gaya Mammon. All of which are working passionately in assisting and advocating the importance of women in sports for community development.
Entry is R150 per team registering for under-12, and U15 years in soccer, hockey and netball. All schools, clubs or social girl teams are encouraged to enter.
If you would like to be involved in the Women’s Multi-Sport Tournament and be the first to hear about the plans and activities, please register early to secure a place.
Send us your team registration via email to Carolyn@ps4l.org.za
1) your team name, (2) sport code, (3) age group, Contact person and contact details.
The format is based on a knock-out system for 5-a-side soccer and 7-a-side netball and hockey played for 7 minutes aside with a maximum of 10 players per team. The deadline for team entries is Friday 26 July 2019.
International women’s day is a day that has been celebrated globally since the early 1900s. It’s a day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.
For further information contact: Carolyn Inglis on 083 286 7199 and visit our website www.playsport4life.org