Newcastle University Sport (NUsport) has been chosen to host a Women's Sport Leadership Workshop in May.
The one-day workshop will attract regional experts in women's sport and will be held on Saturday, 16 May 2009 at the Ray Watt Pavilion, the University of Newcastle.
NUsport CEO, Samantha Martin-Williams, said that the Hunter has been earmarked by the Australian Womensport and Recreation Association (AWRA) as a region that could contribute to the improvement of leadership in women's sport.
"The Hunter has long been a place for great sporting achievements. This is because of our ability to understand the role of sport and recreation in our community and our commitment to organisations and groups that encourage learning and leadership in sport," Ms Martin-Williams said.
"This important workshop will help local sports people, sport professionals and administrators access the latest information and education about leadership in women's sport. It will be of value to board and committee members of local sporting organisations, administrators, coaches, officials and volunteers," she said.
The one day workshop will be facilitated by expert presenter, Henny Oldenhove, who has more than 25 years experience in sport development in the private and public sectors. The workshop will be held from 9am to 4pm on Saturday, 16 May 2009. Registrations for the workshop can be made online at http://www.stickytickets.com.au/1714. Cost is just $40 per person and $20 for students plus booking fee. Bookings close Thursday, 14 May 2009.