About the Program

ActivateUTS’ research discovered that through sport, women can develop resilience, teamwork, effective and assertive communication and leadership. Not to mention, improve their physical and mental wellbeing.

As a result, UTS Sport launched the Women in Sport program in 2019 to enable, encourage and engage female students to participate in sport at UTS.

The Women in Sport program is designed to create a safe environment for students who identify as female to play sport whilst learning new skills and getting active in a non-judgemental space.

A message from our CEO

We know that those who engage in sport, be it at a health, recreation or competitive level, have improved mental health, an improved sense of wellbeing, higher levels of energy and happiness and more often than not, have higher levels of achievement both in the classroom and beyond. For so many women, once they leave high school, sport ceases to be an activity they engage with, particularly organised sport. Ensuring women have a group of likeminded people to relate with, can only help contribute to a positive mindset.

– Elizabeth Morgan-Brett, CEO, ActivateUTS and former Sydney Olympian