Meet Sharon, a This Girl Can local champion

Meet Sharon. Mother & wife. Health educator for children, Rock Up-Netballer, Dragon Boat racer. Showing women how you can get active and taking the time out for yourself by exploring what’s on offer in Ballarat!

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

Sharon is a mother who loves her daughter, husband and role as a program facilitator at Life Education. Although Sharon has spent her time dedicated to caring and educating others, she decided her own health needed to be a priority as well. Facing the challenge of balancing parental and work responsibilities and wanting to be a role model for her daughter, Sharon decided to try Rock Up Netball. Rock Up Netball is a social modified version of Netball designed to have a flexible or causal commitment and focus on the fun, rather than a competitive element. Flexible participation is key for Sharon, as she also participates in Dragon Boat racing and enjoys swimming.

Sharon is committed to and loves her sports and physical activity because of the fun and friendships she has developed along her way. Sharon expressed, “I wanted to model to my daughter that a healthy active life is important”.

Sharon offered this advice for other women and girls; “Go out there and have a go. You’ll have fun, make friends and feel great. Try different things – you’ll end up finding your tribe and be on track for a happier and healthier you.”

Sports Central, in partnership with This Girl Can – Vic, City of Ballarat’s Harmony Fest and a fantastic range of local Ballarat sporting clubs, are giving women and girls the opportunity to try some sports, learn more about This Girl Can and have a chat about how Ballarat could deliver better sporting outcomes for women and girls.

Date: 18th March 2019
Time: 5pm – 7pm
Location: Morshead Park, Redan
Cost: Free
Children: Need to bring your child along? No worries! We have a kid’s zone to keep them entertained throughout the event

Keep up to date with all the details, register on our Facebook Event

More This Girl Can local champions, guest speakers, sports and lots of exciting information will be announced in the coming days.

To find out more about This Girl Can – Vic and how to join the campaign, visit