Girls make a move

Girls make a move

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Centre manager Nicole Little with Federal Member for Canning Andrew Hastie at the SJ rec centre.

Serpentine Jarrahdale Community Recreation Centre has welcomed the Federal Government’s Girls Make Your Move campaign.

The campaign aims to give girls’ aged 12 to 19 years old the opportunity to take advantage of a 30-day free access pass to participate in YMCA centres and wellness programs.

It is about inspiring girls to participate in regular physical activity to stay fit and healthy for life and with studies showing nine out of 10 girls aren’t currently active enough, this move aims to reverse the statistic.

Serpentine Jarrahdale Community Recreation Centre manager Nicole Little said the centre was very excite to be part of the initiative.

“This is an amazing opportunity to contribute to their health and wellness,” she said.

“We hope that many girls take up this amazing free offer and experience an opportunity that they otherwise may not have been able to do so.”

YMCA general manager Brooke Draper said the SJYMCA were excited to offer girls the chance to access the health club and group fitness classes for free.

“This offer is valid from April till the end of June,” he said.

“We are proud to be taking part in this initiative and we hope it encourages more girls to get active.”

Coordinated by the Federal Department of Health the Girls Make Your Move campaign was inspired by the Sports England’s successful This Girl Can initiative which encouraged three million young women in the UK to be active.

Federal member for Canning Andrew Hastie welcomed the initiative.

Mr Hastie said it was a win for the local community.

“It’s never been so important for people to get active,” he said.

“This is a great opportunity for young women in Byford and the SJ region.

“The Serpentine Jarrahdale Community Recreation Centre is a great facility and the team are friendly and welcoming.”

Mr Hastie said he encouraged all young women eligible for the program to sign up and give it a go.

For more information visit campaigns.health.gov.au/girlsmove