This Girl Can

This Girl Can Week is a dedicated time when physical activity businesses – clubs, gyms, facilities and organisations – can offer fun, beginner-friendly, and come-and-try events for women in their area, either for free or at very low cost.

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About This Girl Can

This Girl Can – Victoria advocates for all women – cis, trans, non-binary, and gender diverse – to get active in welcoming and supportive environments.

Each year the City of Ballarat runs a This Girl Can campaign for Ballarat women and girls. The campaign includes a series of programs, events and activations over a week in March.

This year, the City of Ballarat is working with Sports Central to bring This Girl Can activities to Ballarat. The campaign will include a series of programs delivered by a range of local organisations from 22 to 28 March 2021.

What's on this week

Date 8am to 10am 11am to 1pm 2pm to 4pm 5pm to 7pm 7pm to 9pm
Monday 22 March 10.15am
Cardio Drumming
BoxFit skills session
Tuesday 23 March 9am
Social badminton
  2pm to 4pm
Low impact fitness

Doug Dean come and try night: FunSkate for adult women

Doug Dean come and try night: Fitness class


Wednesday 24 March

8am to 10am
Squash and racquetball


10.30am to 12pm
2pm to 3pm
Floor curling

AFL female umpiring come and try

BoxFit skills session

5pm to 7pm
Golf croquet

7pm to 8.30pm
Adult women's dance
Thursday 25 March     2pm to 2.45pm
Beginner strength and conditioning gymnastics for women

Social WOD fitness

6.30pm to 7.30pm
Women's cheerleading skills session

7.30pm to 8.30pm
Women's tap dancing
Friday 26 March   12pm to 1pm
Walking soccer / walking basketball at Fed Uni
Strongwoman program
Saturday 27 March

9am to 10am
Soccer Mums

11am to 1pm
HIIT Hockey

2pm to 4pm
Dragon boating
HIIT Hockey

Sunday 28 March 9.30am
Females only cycling

11am to 4pm
Ballarat Petanque

1pm to 2.30pm
Hoop Fit

2pm to 4pm
Girls at Bat baseball

How can I join in?

Ballarat’s active women can get involved by contacting the event organizer directly via their social media handle or website.

Registration for events is essential to meet each organization’s COVIDSafe plan.

How to get my business involved in This Girl Can in Ballarat

If you’re a local sporting club or active recreation group and are interested in being a part of the campaign, fill in our This Girl Can expression of interest form.

If you have any questions, you can contact our Participation Project Officer at

We'd like to thank Sports Central

Thanks to the Sports Central team for helping us pull together This Girl Can in Ballarat.

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