Communities that are physically active are more likely to be healthier communities.
Active Whittlesea 2019-2028 will guide the planning and promotion of sport, leisure and recreation programs, services and facilities within the City of Whittlesea over the next 10 years.
Diversity is one of our greatest strengths, yet many groups (eg migrants, women and girls, people with a disability) experience significant barriers to participation — such as cost, transport and awareness.
This strategy aims to address these barriers to get more people active more often.
The Active Whittlesea Facebook page is a one-stop-shop for information on physical activity in the City of Whittlesea.
It helps people to get active by featuring information on opportunities, and highlighting stories of success, overcoming challenges and barriers, and meeting goals.
It also promotes positive and inclusive messages of health and wellbeing, champions diversity and shares resources to support inclusivity in physical activity.
If you have a content idea for the Facebook page, contact the Active Whittlesea Online Content Creator, Stephanie Packer, here.
This Girl Can is a VicHealth campaign which celebrates and supports women embracing physical activity in a way that suits them.
It aims to encourage women of all ages, levels of ability, background, body shape and size to feel empowered to be physically active, and the City of Whittlesea is proud to be a campaign supporter.
In 2020, the City of Whittlesea partnered with Darebin, Moreland, Manningham and Yarra Ranges councils to host the Local Women Webinar Series, which featured 15 webinars covering a diverse range of topics, engaging stories and local tips for getting active.
This Girl Can Week runs from March 22-28 and is dedicated to encouraging more women to give physical activity a shot, or return to activity after a break. You'll see some great offers right around Victoria, all designed to inspire women to get active.
View the flyer for a list of local activities taking place in the City of Whittlesea. If you've been waiting for a sign to get back into being active, this is it! Grab a friend and try a new activity this week.
Here you will find a range of resources to help you get active, including tips on how to start your physical activity journey, information to assist sports clubs to develop and improve their programs and culture, and profiles and success stories featuring City of Whittlesea residents and clubs.