Date: April 02, 2019
Author: Golf Australia

Celebrating women and diversity in sport

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The future of golf has had its first day in the sun.

Melbourne's Churchill-Waverley Golf & Bowls Club hosted its inaugural multicultural "Women in Sport" event recently, with 110 attendees celebrating diversity and inclusion from an array of ethnicities.

Club captain Peter Barnes said: "This is a great opportunity for all to celebrate the richness of our culture and to appreciate the opportunities of living in Victoria."

"Churchill-Waverley Golf and Bowls Club prides itself on the diversity of our membership and openly encourages participation with all members, guests and the public."

Participants began the function with either 18 holes of golf or a morning of bowls. Following golf and bowls, attendees enjoyed a lunch with guest speakers Zoe Tompkins (Rise Health and the current women’s physio for the Hawthorn Football Club), as well as former television journalist Helen Kapalos, who now chairs the Victorian Multicultural Commission.

Both captivated the audience with their inspiring stories of how barriers against inclusion can be overcome.

Representatives from Golf Australia and Bowls Victoria attended the event, which also helped raise funds for two extremely worthwhile charities in Tee up for Kids and Challenge.