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Australia’s top female athletes meet corporate Australia

Women in Sport luncheon
Women in Sport

16 Jul 2014

On Tuesday 10 June, ASC Chairman John Wylie and CEO Simon Hollingsworth hosted the second Women in Sport luncheon for corporate CEO’s and female athletes, Nicola Zagame (Water Polo) Cate Campbell (Swimming) and Ellie Cole (Paralympic Swimming). Throughout the luncheon Nicola, Cate and Ellie shared their personal experiences and demonstrated their perseverance and dedication to their sports, despite the barriers they face as elite female athletes.

The luncheon was the second in a series of lunches that the ASC is holding throughout 2014.  The objective of these luncheons is to bring together senior Australian business leaders and leading female athletes, to raise awareness and highlight the current untapped and undervalued market of women’s sport.

Attendees heard the personal stories from three outstanding, high performing athletes in Ellie Cole, Nicola Zagame and Cate Campbell. Through their perseverance and dedication, these young women are fantastic role models for young Australians.

A key outcome from the event was the acknowledgment that an opportunity exists to assist future female leaders in the corporate sector by enhancing their professional development through the provision of specialised training, mentoring and coaching from a select cohort of talented and driven female athletes.

Overall, it was a great opportunity for all to get a true understanding of the challenges that face women in sport


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11.6 million Australian adults participate in sport or physical activity three or more times per week.
3.2 million Australian children participate in organised sport or physical activity outside of school.
$10 billion is spent annually by Australians on fees for participation in sport or physical activity.
17 million Australian adults participate in a sport or physical activity every year.
650 thousand Australians either coach, teach or instruct sport.