Celebrating Women In Surf
Female surfing legends are joining forces to promote women in sport and encourage girls to get active from a young age, at a special event in Manly.
A group of female surfing legends, who have paved the way for women in the sport, are taking part in the lavish gala dinner on October 28 entitled Celebration of Australian Women in Surf.
The Sally Fitzgibbons Foundation is hosting the evening that also has the support of NSW Office of Sport and aims to shine the spotlight on the sport’s instrumental figures.
Invited guests include all eight Aussie World Champions including Phyllis O’Donnell, Wendy Botha, Pam Burridge, Pauline Menczer, Layne Beachley, Chelsea Georgeson, Steph Gilmore and Tyler Wright.
In addition, World Surf League (WSL) tour competitors Sally Fitzgibbons, Laura Enever, from Narrabeen, Nikki Van Dijk, Keely Andrew, Bronte Macaulay and some of the best young talent coming through the waves.
Some of Australia’s greatest female athletes will also be lending their support including Allana Ferguson, rugby league talent, and Anna Flanagan, former Hockeyroos star.
“Women’s sport is the fastest growing area of many codes but more needs to be done, including cultivating participation at a grass roots level,” says Minister for Sport Stuart Ayres.
“Only one third of girls aged between five and eight years of age participate in organised sport outside of school hours and the participation rate for young adolescent girls is eight per cent less than the overall state average,” he adds.
All proceeds from the event go towards The Sally Fitzgibbons Foundation which aims to educate and inspire the next generation of kids to live healthy and active lives and combat the global child obesity epidemic.
“I can’t just sit by and watch the next generation lose out on following their dreams just because they were never taught the basic benefits of healthy eating and being active,” Sally Fitzgibbons explains. “If, together, we can all make a difference to just one child, imagine how great their future will be.”
Join the glitz and glamour, walk the blue carpet and rub shoulders with some of Australia’s greatest professional athletes. Corporate Packages are available, as well as a limited number of tickets for the general public.
Tickets can be purchased through the website for $300.00 and include a three-course meal, beverages and live entertainment.
The Sally Fitzgibbons Foundation