10 Jun 2020 | Women and girls |
National outlook for Vision 2025
by Golf Australia
The body that provides guidance to Golf Australia’s Vision 2025: the Future of Women and Girls in Golf strategy has been restructured.
The Vision 2025 Steering Group’s focuses were reviewed at the end of 2019 to be more reflective of the strategy’s evolving work. The national Vision 2025 roadshow delivered across 2019 brought the strategy to life and motivated clubs to plan and deliver their own gender equality initiatives to grow female golf engagement.
Consequently, it was felt the Steering Group needed to provide national guidance on how Vision 2025 is coming to life in grassroots community clubs and, as such, its objectives were reshaped.
The Steering Group will now aim to deliver a shared Vision 2025 annual plan for the Australian golf industry, with all stakeholders contributing ideas and resources to growing the game at all levels for women and girls.
In the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, this evolution of Vision 2025’s leadership is timely. All partner organisations are continuing their Vision 2025 strategy work and are conscious of the pandemic’s economic impact on the sport’s membership over the coming years. Engaging women and girls as participants and leaders will be a critical focus for the sport’s long term membership recovery.
Golf NSW chief executive Stuart Fraser and Golf WA chief executive Gary Thomas are key additions to the group, ensuring that all states can collaboratively contribute to the strategy’s direction.
Remaining Vision 2025 Steering Group members:
Jill Spargo, former board member (GA) Sarah Chia, board (GA) David Gallichio, General Manager - Game Development (GA) Chyloe Kurdas, Senior Manager Female Engagement (GA) Karen Lunn, CEO (ALPG) Gavin Kirkman, CEO (PGA) Paul Vardy, CEO (Golf Management Australia) Karrie Webb, player (ALPG/LPGA) Once appointed, the new Golf Australia chief executive will also join the Steering Group.
Golf Australia would like to sincerely thank the following people for their fantastic contribution as inaugural Steering Group members:
Stephen Pitt, outgoing Chief Executive (GA) Stacey Peters, Female Pathways Manager (GA) Cameron Wade, Special Projects Senior Manager (GA) Sally Kirkwright, Board (GNSW) Rachel Piastri, (Stretch Forward Consulting) Kathryn Schultz, Assistant Director - Sport Workforce Advisory (Sport Australia)
The Steering Group will meet three times a year to set, monitor and review shared national Vision 2025 priorities.
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