The Advocate comes to the first Active Girls session

North Melbourne Football Club community program boosts the confidence of girls 


An eight-week active education program in Devonport will focus on how to help girls achieve their potential and boost self-belief. 

The Active Girls sessions are part of the North Melbourne Football Club’s ‘The Huddle’ initiative. Huddle partner, Healthy Tasmania’s managing director, Lucy Byrne, said it was about helping young people be the best they can be. She said participants of ‘huddles’ called Active Learning and Active Girls get to have a go at everything from designing computer games and sports games, helping them develop life skills. The program was designed to get participants physically active but also to learn about leadership, problem solving, self-confidence and the importance of lifelong learning. 

Active Girls aimed to overcome barriers to female participation and empower women. 

North Melbourne Football Club general manager of community engagement Cameron McLeod said the eight-week demonstration project would provide a good indication of what could be achieved through a larger Huddle project in the future.


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