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20 August 2019

Netball Victoria partners with Women’s Health Week to help keep women active

Netball Victoria is the latest organisation to partner with Women’s Health Week to help promote Women’s Health Week messages, including around the importance of physical activity and general health and wellbeing.

“Research shows that regular physical activity can help with overall wellbeing, sleep, mental health, pain management and increased energy levels,” says Brenda Jones, Women’s Health Week campaign manager at Jean Hailes for Women’s Health.

“It can be difficult for many women to find the time and motivation to maintain good health and fitness. Group sporting activities are a great way to get active. Not only that, they can be a good laugh, and so are beneficial on all levels of health; physical and mental,” says Ms Jones

Netball Victoria CEO, Rosie King believes team sport such as netball is a fun and easy ways for women of all ages to get active.

“Netball remains the number one team sport for females in Victoria. Programs such as our Rock Up Netball offers physical activity tailored to meet the different fitness and skill levels of women aged 15 and over in an inclusive and judgement-free environment. It’s providing more opportunities for women to get out there and have fun while getting the health benefits of being active.

About Women’s Health Week

Women’s Health Week is run annually by Jean Hailes for Women’s Health, a leader in women’s health for more than 25 years. Appointed by the Australian Government as the national digital gateway for women's health and wellbeing, Jean Hailes combines evidence-based research and clinical experience with practical resources and tools for women and health professionals.

Last year, more than 85,000 people took part. More than 2100 events were held across the country from Esperance to the Tiwi Islands, and more than 47,000 people received online health content.

For media

For more information, please contact Caroline Cottrill on 0438 257 246 or email media@jeanhailes.org.au. For more on Women’s Health Week go to womenshealthweek.com.au