About W Sports Inc

W Sports exists so that every woman and girl in the Australia can experience the benefits and rewards of sport.To achieve this we inform through our research into women and girls’ relationship with sport and physical activity, innovate through partnering with sport delivery agencies and inspire using our insight and expertise to bring about changes in policy, practice and attitudes that lead to greater opportunities for women and girls in sport.

Our Mission:
W Sports Inc is dedicated to creating future leaders and empowering women and girls through sports, by providing access and promotion to women and girls on the benefits of sport.

Our Vision:
A society where female athletes are celebrated, where women's sport is promoted, and opportunities for women of all ages and skill levels are offered.

How we do it:
We focus our perspective particularly from that of women and girls. We use the insight gained to drive change through campaigns and partnerships. We focus our delivery in four different areas, these being :

- Research into sport purely from the female perspective
- Education - Focusing on the development of female Coaches and Mentors
- Development of "grassroots" sporting opportunities
- Commitment to ongoing projects

We’re passionate about transforming sport for the benefit of every woman and girl in Australia. If you want to join us on our mission, keep an eye on our Careers page for all vacancies at WSports.

WSports is a team of dynamic individuals with a passion in their respective areas of expertise. Our dedicated employees bring energy, fresh ideas and pride to their work.

We view WSport's culture as a competitive advantage and strive to create an environment where smart, motivated and creative people succeed. We think big and work hard. We strive for excellence in everyday interactions. We constantly push to be better.

WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE

We are passionate about having an impact. We aspire to improve the lives of our members and communities.

WE ARE PRINCIPLED

We understand the importance of integrity and trust. We work hard to achieve what is right in every situation.

WE GET IT DONE

We are purposeful. We do what we say and we always deliver. We have real pride in our work and take it seriously.

WE PUSH THE BOUNDARIES

We look for opportunities to challenge the status quo and change the way things are done.

WE WORK AS A TEAM

We each play different roles, but our success is all about connection and collaboration: with our employees and the women of Australia.

Our Board provides the strategic vision for the development of WSports Inc.

It’s an exciting time to be part of our Board, which is leading change in sports at a grassroots level and beyond.

To ensure we thrive under these changes, our Board needs to have a dynamic range of professional skills and expertise, combined with firsthand insights into sport, education and the challenges that are involved with these.

What skills and experience are needed?

Our Board recently underwent an audit which evaluated the skills that are already present and the skills that would benefit the organisation now and into the future.

The skills that we are looking for include, but are not limited to:

- Fundraising skills and experience in the not-for-profit sector
- Change management skills, particularly in relation to engaging community and active lifestyles
- Academic qualifications in education.
- All directors must also be able to understand and discuss financial statements.

WSPORTS YOUTH MENTORSHIP PROGRAM (WYMP)

In association with iSoccer Australia and funding from the Queensland and Federal Government, WSports has proposed the YOUTH MENTORSHIP PROGRAM.

WSports Youth Mentorship program is an exciting new initiative designed to develop young, ambitious coaches and give them access to young women looking to access the sport, or just to support. The program is specifically designed where the mentees will get guidance, support, challenges and have the opportunity to bounce career-related ideas off someone they may not have otherwise met. The Mentorship Program will consist of a 6-month structured platform that will allow coaches unique access to organic growth and personal development.

W COACH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (WCDP)

The W Coach Development Program is designed to train senior female coaches, who in turn will act as educators to other female coaches who wish to further develop and progress their coaching careers and address the lack of highly qualified coaches available to many of the sporting codes in Australia.

ACTIVE INVOLVEMENT PROGRAM (AIP)

The W Active involvement program is designed to focus on several groups (youth, mothers and elderly) to provide the opportunity to participate in team sports, exercise and get involved and socialist through the medium of sports and team building.

FEMALE ATHLETE PROMOTION PROGRAM (FAPP)

In association with the Women's Sports Network (wsn.org.au) the Female Athlete Promotion Program (FAPP) is designed to provide exposure to both emerging and established athletes by ensuring that there is sufficient media coverage of both the sports and the individual players. This is designed to fill the gap in the female based sports reporting, provide voices to younger journalists, and provide inspiration to youth by providing an accessway in which they can emulate their sporting heroes that are identifiable.

CONNECTIONS

In association with SportBoxApp, WSports is rolling out a communication platform focussing on team and coach communication across a wide number of sports.

PARTNERSHIPS

We are always looking to explore new partnership options with organisations and companies keen to advance the cause of women in sport.

If you’re interested in finding out how WSports can work with you, contact us on support@wsports.org.au

The significant contribution that volunteers make to WSports and the development and appreciation of women’s sports in Australia is critical to the ongoing operation of WSports. The volunteer development of our community is highly valued by WSports and is a rewarding experience.

- Learn and develop new skills
- Build both professional and social networks by meeting new people
- Improve your interpersonal communication skills
- Work in a creative, fun and flexible environment
- Know that you are playing a part in helping the WSports reach out to the community and accomplish something important
- Keeps your skills sharp and your contacts active
- Creates a great work-life balance

For more information please contact us at volunteer@wsports.org.au

Careers

At WSports, we’re a small team, but we’re doing big things. Transforming sport for the benefit of every woman and girl in Australia isn’t easy, but we’re committed to making the biggest difference we can. If you want to join us in our mission, why not consider a career with WSports? We’re in. Are you?

We are an inclusive and diverse employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of race, gender, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

Chief Executive Officer
We’re searching for a new Chief Executive Officer to lead WSports. The CEO will be responsible for the whole team with three direct reports (Head of Operations, Head of Innovation and Head of Engagement.

The CEO’s purpose is to implement WSports’ vision and strategic direction, providing leadership to develop the NFP's position as the recognised leader in its field, with the ability to shape national policy and act as the recognised champion for women and girls’ interest.

The CEO will be responsible for developing and delivering a clear fundraising and commercial income generation strategy, building relationships with funders and donors, ensuring high quality delivery of funded work whilst monitoring and communicating its impact and maximising unrestricted income.

If you have any queries on any aspect of the appointment process, would like some additional information or would welcome an informal discussion, please contact us at recruit@wsports.org.au.

Please check back regularly for news on upcoming positions within the WSports’ Team.