Women as decision makers

Women on your Club Committee

To gain future funding, state sports associations are required to have 40% women on their boards. Research shows that increased gender diversity on boards leads to improved organisational performance.

Change Our Game - Balance the Board.

As per Moreland Council’s Sporting facilities, grounds and pavilions user guide, clubs are eligible for a 20% discount on their allocation fees if they have 40% women on the committee. 

Sporting facilities, grounds and pavilions user guide. (PDF 863Kb)

Consider these three things when approaching women to be in your committee:
1. What skills do you need on the committee?
2. What environment does your club committee provide? (7pm weeknight meetings, inside jokes and lots of talk about players or flexible meeting schedules, agendas and everyone's opinion is heard?)
3. What is your approach? (ask them how they could like to contribute, ask them what they could commit to, share how they will be supported)


  • Sports Unsung Heroes – involvement in non playing roles

Read the Australian Bureau of Statistics article here.

  • Women in Sport Australia Mentoring opportunities 

Find out more about mentoring opportunities here.


Change Our Game Leadership opportunities


Female Leaders in Moreland

Once a month Active Moreland profiles a female playing a vital leadership role at her club. To see how Moreland Council is supporting females in sport, find out more about female leaders in Moreland or see our Active Women and Girls Strategy.



Resources and advice on recruiting and keeping females in leadership roles, particularly in a sport and club setting.