Empowerment through sport is the aim of not-for-profit organisation Fast and Female Australia. Local Fast and Female co-manager, Brooke Darlington, said sport usually focuses on athletic ability and skill but the health, social and fun side is just as important and often overlooked.
“Females really thrive when provided with a stimulating, inspiring, and motivating environment that doesn’t just focus on their athletic ambitions,” she said.
“Fast and Female provides such an environment and also gives women tools to develop as complete individuals.”
To give Geraldton women a chance to experience this motivational and fun way of gaining confidence, Fast and Female has teamed up with the Geraldton Triathlon Club for a Triathlon Skills and More event for an afternoon of fun, fitness and inspiration on Saturday, April 5 from 11am to 3pm at Edith Cowan Square on Geraldton Foreshore.
However, participants won’t be expected to complete a triathlon! The program will cover goal setting, bike skills, dance and yoga sessions, a nutrition workshop and inspirational chats from Fast and Female ambassadors.
“It is planned to be a fun day to inspire girls to gain the confidence and leadership they need to reach their full potential in life and sports,” said Mrs Darlington.
“We encourage all girls and women, from nine years and up, regardless of ability and experience to register.”
Mrs Darlington has brought Fast and Female to Geraldton from the Eastern States and said this is the organisation’s first warm climate event.
“In the east the events have been mainly winter sports so having an event in Geraldton is a great complementary summer event,” she said.
“By increasing the retention and participation rates of girls in sport, Fast and Female Australia hopes to be one of the leading organisations in the combat against female youth obesity and mental health awareness as well as providing information and pathways to be successful in elite sport competition”
It costs $20 to register online by Friday, April 4 by visiting fastandfemalegeraldton.eventbrite.com.au or $25 on the day. Participants will get a hat and funky crayband to take away from the event along with new found confidence!