‘Sport for Women Day 2011’ launches on 10 November, 2010. More than 500 females and leading female athletes will move to the beat of hypnotic Latin rhythms in a giant Zumba® fitness class at Sydney Olympic Park.
Next year is the centenary of International Women’s Day and on 6 March, 2011 the celebration goes national with an Australian Zumba® event as part of Sport for Women Day. Sporty Australians – both male and female – are expected to converge on Sydney Olympic Park and live sites in Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, and Darwin to participate in Women’s Hour, an hour-long fitness class, featuring the new craze, Zumba®.
The day is designed to energise the women of Australia and inspire them to seek improved health, increased participation in sport and empowerment and to address women’s issues in sport generally. “We’re attempting a record for the most number of people in an outdoor fitness class ever in Australia,” Andy Turnbull, founder of “Sport for Women Day” said. “People will need to register for the class so we can formally record numbers.” Register at www.sportforwomenday.com.au
“We have partnered with Ovarian Cancer Australia and all collections on the day will help to further raise the awareness of ovarian cancer. ” Andy said. “I invite everyone in Australia to join us at one of the live sites at 9am on Sunday 6 March, 2011.”
Three time Olympic Gold and Bronze medallist, Kerri Pottharst OAM said, “When I first heard about ‘Sport for Women Day’, I couldn’t think of a better way to promote the message of women’s sport across our country. We need to keep women involved in sport so we can also enjoy the rewards of an active and healthy lifestyle.”