Women are still grossly underrepresented in sports. The gender gap needs to be closed.
of all sports participants are female, yet women’s sports receive only 4% of all sport media coverage and female athletes are much more likely than male athletes to be portrayed in sexually provocative poses.
of all athletes in the Tokyo Olympics were women, but only 13% of the coaching staff were, and only 30.5% of the technical officials were women. The 2021 Australian Olympic team saw 254 women (53%) out of 482 athletes. However only less than 10% of the coaches in the Australian Olympic team were women.
In Australia soccer, there are 2,934 accredited coaches and just 137 (4.66%) of them are women. It is also interesting to note that in all Australia female sports, excluding netball, only 25% of the coaching roles are filled by female coaches.
of key management personnel were women in Australian Sporting Organisations (down from 38.2% the previous year), while that figure was 33.8% for women in high performance roles.
In 2020, out of the 89% of adults [over 15 years] that participated in sport/PA, only 31% were women vs 69% of men.
WHY WOMEN'S SPORTS ACADEMY?
At WSA, we are passionate about developing confident and strong women and we understand what it takes to build self-belief and strength.
We focus on the developing and understanding of your abilities to bring out your best.
We are committed to educating, mentoring, motivating and supporting women to reach their full potential in and out of the gym across a variety of sports and life.
The Women’s Sports Academy is founded by Katrina Robertson: Experienced Psychologist, World Powerlifting Champion & World Record Holder that has been providing professional services in the areas of Leadership, Mentoring, Wellbeing, Health & Rehabilitation, Gym Consultancy, Sports Performance, Strength Coaching & Motivational Speaking for many years.