Meet Sarah, a This Girl Can local champion

Meet Sarah. Mother. Wife. Migrant. Active Walker. Daughters of the West participant and a This Girl Can Local Champion. Showing Ladies that a little step can make a big difference to your health & confidence!

‘This Girl Can – Vic’ is a campaign designed to celebrate and support Victorian women and girls like Sarah, who is embracing physical activity in her everyday life.

Sarah is a mother of three and works as a teachers aid. As part of ‘This Girl Can Vic’ and Cultural Diversity Week, Sarah shared her experience of migrating from the UK (now 19 years ago) to City of Ballarat and how she became part of a community through the Daughters of the West program (DOTW). By attending the DOTW program, a health promotion program designed by the Western Bulldogs Community Foundation, Sarah has had the chance to make new supportive and encouraging friendships, whilst learning new ways to become physically active and healthy. She has also been brave and taken on the Western Bulldogs Leadership Program to create positive change with other communities. Sarah believes that the more culture or communities that you get to know, the more you learn and your life is enriched with experiences.

From the DOTW program, Sarah has implemented walking into her lifestyle. When we asked what Sarah enjoyed about her physical activity, she responded with…“”walking outdoors is great to re-energise after a busy day and improves my mental wellbeing”. Sarah has also recently joined Soccer Mums, a socially modified sport, and is enjoying the new form of exercise. Sarah is motivated by family; she wants to be healthier so she can enjoy life with her young family. One of Sarah proudest moments has been seeing her two daughters play in recent football finals and hopes that as a role model for her two girls, Sarah can encourage them to live healthy lifestyles and to be proud of themselves.

Sarah offers this wisdom for other women and girls…”Get outside and get active. Just 30 minutes a day can make a big difference to your health. Challenge yourself and enjoy life!””.

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