As the Head Coach of the Australian Women’s Team from 2006 – 2010, Amanda understood both the financial burden of playing for your country and the struggle of balancing a regular job or university with international travel and competition.
Through Girlsport, she established partnerships that benefited the girls in the high performance system and established relationships with schools, clubs and nationwide organisations that benefit girls in sport to this day.
With a background in Sports Management and High Performance Coaching, Girlsport evolved into an organisation focussed on projects related to girls in sport, working with key sporting organisations such as the NRL, FFA, RA and FFA both with the organisations and the affiliates. In 2015, Girlport purchased the management rights to the Sandstorm Beach Volleyball Club in Brisbane ensuring it was one of the very first venues whose work and profits was put back into girls in sport in the hope that the projects in the pipeline were able to be delivered.
Girlsport will be moving on from owning that program at the end of 2019 to solely concentrate on the new launch of its programs and direction.
Girlsport aims to be the first Girls Only Sports Development Pathway in Australia. We have done the hard work for you. We recognise we can’t be everything to everyone, and really, why should we? There are some phenomenal organisations and people in the girls in sport space doing amazing things! Our aim, to assist. Check out our network page for easy and quick links to organisations that are killing it for Girls in Sport! (If we haven’t listed you – reach out! We’ll fix it!)
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