Successful recipients announced

Seventy recipients will undertake a range of professional development and training through the 2023-24 Change Our Game Professional Development Scholarships Program.

We are excited to share that among those included in successfully gaining a scholarship are:

  • Carissa Harris (RSV Deputy Chair)
  • Karen Ferguson (GippSport)
  • Meghan Mayman (RSV Executive Officer

The Change Our Game Professional Development Scholarships Program supports women accessing professional development opportunities to develop and strengthen the specialist skills needed for their roles in the sport and active recreation sector.

It helps place them in the best position to obtain and thrive in leadership roles.

Director of the Office for Women in Sport and Recreation, Sarah Styles, said:

“The Office for Women in Sport and Recreation congratulates this year’s program recipients and looks forward to seeing the impact of these opportunities on more women securing leadership roles across the sector.”

This year’s program recipients represent a wide range of sports and organisations, including lacrosse, lifesaving, basketball, cricket, sport climbing and disability sports, among many others.

Four streams of development opportunities to support women at every stage of their career were offered as part of this year’s program, from early careers through to aspiring and current executives and directors, including grants to complete professional development courses, access to leading career coaches to support aspiring executives develop their career pathway and skills, and access to a leading sports governance course.

A full list of successful applicants can be found via: