Daughters & Dads Sport-Specific Programs

In partnership with NSW Office of Sport and a number of state sporting bodies the Daughters and Dads team has developed the following sport-specific programs:

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The significant physical, psychological, and social benefits of team sport participation are well established. However, in Australia rates of female participation in many team sports are extremely low compared with male participation rates. 

Junior sport participation in Australia








90% MALE


78% MALE


65% MALE

Reduced opportunities and encouragement to participate, poor experiences when attempting sport and limited opportunities to develop sports skills are key barriers to female participation.

Daughters & Dads Sport-Specific programs address barriers to girls participation by:

  • Providing a high dose of sport skill practice and developing skills quickly with dads as their daughter's 1-on-1 coach.
  • Immersing girls (and dads) in the sport by teaching them about the rules, tactics and female superstars of the sport.
  • Teaching dads about their role as a key positive influence on their daughter participation in sport.
  • Teaching daughters and their dads how to combat gender bias that restricts girls’ in sports and wider society.

“Girls worldwide who play sport are more likely to attend and stay in school, more likely to finish their education, more likely to be in better health and earn higher wages during the course of their lives.”  The Honourable Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO 


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We are looking for dads and their daughters

Are you a dad who wants to spend quality time with your daughter participating in fun physical activities, whilst learning how to improve her sport skills, confidence, self-esteem and resilience?

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