A Great Breakfast for Women in Sport

Recipients of the Inaugural Women in Sport Recognition Award with Lisa Alexander and Tracey Gaudry. 

The fourth annual Women in Sport Breakfast was held on Tuesday 31 October at the RACV City Club with over 380 people in attendance.

Over a delicious meal guests were treated to key note addresses from Dual Olympic Cyclist, Former Hawthorn Football Club CEO and Management Committee of the Union Cycliste Internationale Tracey Gaudry and Head Coach of the Australian Netball Diamonds Lisa Alexander.

Tracey reflected on her own journey as a woman in sport as an athlete and an administrator and stressed some particular characteristics that are needed.

“You need to be ready, willing and able to embrace change and be resilient,” said Tracey with her address covering the way the media can both build you up and cut you down for being a woman in sport.

Lisa touched on the being a woman in sport from a coaching point of view and praised many of the Women in Sport Breakfast partner sporting organisations.

“The women in sport movement has been going on for a long time, it’s just now the other half of the nation are waking up to it,” said Lisa.  

Representative for Minister for Sport, Philip Dalidakis MP, and Shadow Minister for Sport Tim McCurdy attended the event and both spoke of their support of the event and women in sport. 

The partners who contributed their support to the event included Gymnastics Victoria, Victoria University, Netball Victoria, Cricket Victoria, the Victorian Olympic Council, VicSport, Calisthenics Victoria, Bowls Victoria, Skate Victoria, Squash and Racquetball Victoria, Tennis Victoria, Women Sport Australia and the Victorian State Government. 

Master of Ceremonies and former elite gymnast Stephanie Moorhouse kept the morning moving swiftly with the function culminating in the presentation of the Inaugural Women in Sport Recognition Awards.

Partners of the event were able to select a member of their community who has made an outstanding contribution to impacting and increasing female participation in sport with awards presented by Tracey and Lisa.

The Inaugural Women in Sport Recognition Awards were presented to:

Nicole Livingston - Nominated by the Victorian Olympic Council
Julie Jellis – Nominated by Calisthenics Victoria
Judy Dalton – Nominated by Tennis Victoria
Rebecca Taylor – Nominated by Skate Victoria 
Jenny Sanchez – Nominated by Netball Victoria
Rochelle Eime & Clare Hanlon – Nominated by Victoria University
Sharon Lynas – Nominated by Cricket Victoria
Joan Duquemin – Nominated by Gymnastics Victoria
Louise Morison – Nominated by Bowls Victoria
Peta Murphy – Nominated by Squash and Racquetball Victoria
A big thank you to all who were involved in the event including all partners and attendees. Also a thank you to the gift bag partners PH8 Water, Sukin, TeaTonic and Vegemite. 

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