Jennie Price, CEO Sport England visits Sports Central

Sports Central hosted Jennie Price, the CEO of Sport England in Ballarat and Clunes on Thursday 27th July.  Jennie met with Sports Central to discuss the role of the Regional Sports Assembly and it’s partnership with VicHealth.  VicHealth have announced a partnership with Sport England and the launch of This Girl Can – Victoria campaign.

Michael Flynn, Sports Central Executive Officer said “It was a privilege for our staff, board and local sports administrators to spend the day with Jennie Price, her husband David Teasdale along with Rayoni Nelson representing VicHealth. The opportunity to showcase the work we have done with our clubs to promote participation across the Central Highlands was very valuable. It was also a wonderful opportunity to hear about the insights behind the success of the ‘This Girl Can’ campaign. Sports Central is looking forward to supporting the Victorian campaign, the first international partnership for the campaign led by VicHealth which will launch in early 2018.”

Jennie also met with the Ballarat Cricket Association to learn about the recent success of the Under 13 girls competition, which began in 2016.  Jennie also travelled to Clunes to meet with Hepburn Health Service, Clunes Bowling Club and Clunes Golf Club to showcase the outcomes of the Clunes Better Health Project, which has seen a number of new sport participation opportunities commence in the last year within the local community.

Jennie Price has been at Sport England since April 2007.  Under her leadership, Sport England has seen the number of people regularly taking part in sport grow by 1.6 million since London won the bid to host the Olympic Games in 2012.  Most recently, Jennie has led the team that commissioned the multi-award winning This Girl Can campaign, which has received widespread support and acclaim.  In 2017 Jennie was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honors for services to sport, especially increasing women and girls participation in sport.