Here you can find information about a range sporting and recreation options for women in Canberra and links to national women’s sport and recreation organisations.
RecreationNational Women’s Sport and Recreation Organisations
ACT Government Sport and Recreation provides information on sporting venues and recreation areas, outdoor activities such as bush walking and camping and many other sport and recreation activities and related subjects
ACT Women's Rugby
ACT Women’s Soccer Association
Phone: 02 6249 7300
Australian National University Women's Football Club
Canberra Roller Derby League - a women’s only roller derby league established in the ACT in 2008.
Diamond Phoenix is an all women’s Dragon Boating team. Women of all ages and fitness levels are welcome.
Dragons Abreast is a group of breast cancer survivors of various ages from a great variety of backgrounds, athletic abilities and interests.
Canberra Griffins were founded in 1994 as a social women's team in the ACT. In 1998 we took on a more serious approach and began competing at a sporting level.
Females in Training (FIT) group for women, of all abilities, enjoying safe, non-competitive training in a supportive atmosphere. Provides training sessions, coaching, advice and regular get-togethers for women with similar interests. The main focus is on the three triathlon disciplines of swimming, running and cycling.
ACT Ice Hockey Association offers leagues for players of different ages and all skill levels, from beginners to experienced.
Women's International Motorcycle Association Australia
A Chorus of Women - a Canberra based women’s singing group established when 150 women filled the Australian Parliament with the song "Lament" on 18 March 2003, the day Australia's intention to invade Iraq was announced. It is an open group which welcomes all singers.
Bellyup Dance is a family friendly group and school that shares the joy of belly dance with women of all ages. It's a modern fusion of folkloric and cabaret styles which incorporates the inherent joy of the dance and echoes back to its very origins where women gathered to share and revel in each other’s company. Daughters, mothers, grandmothers, family, friends dancing as one with laughter and fun! It's a joyous burst of colour and movement.
Brindabella Chorus a women's a cappella chorus based in Canberra.
Majura Women's Group - is a self run community group. It provides women with young children with an opportunity to meet regularly, exchange information and learn new skills. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Australian Guide Program aims to help girls and young women to grow into confident, self-respecting, responsible community members. There are programs for 5+, 7+, 10+, 14+ and 18 - 30 year olds. Adults can become volunteer leaders through a nationally accredited training program. There are Guides active in every part of the ACT and surrounding regions.
National Women’s Sport and Recreation Organisations
All WomenSport.com provides links to a range of sporting activities
Hockey Australia provides a Female Apprenticeship Coaching Program.
Sports Medicine Australia provides fact sheets on a wide range of topics.
Women with Disabilities provides links to a number of websites for sport and recreational options for women with a disability.
Women and Sport Unit of the Australian Sports Commission is involved with the research, identification and development of innovative policies, programs and practices that address gender and equality issues in sport.
The Australian Womensport & Recreation Association Inc (AWRA) is a volunteer not-for-profit organisation that was incorporated in 2005. As a national non-government organisation, its vision statement is: "to provide leadership and advocacy for Australian women and girls in sport and active recreation".