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Sports breakfast encourages women and girls to get active

South East Queenslanders will be inspired by some of Australia’s most successful female athletes and sports professionals at the Australian Council of Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER) Queensland’s 25th annual Women in Sport Breakfast on 12 October.

The breakfast will bring together more than 600 people, predominately school students, at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre to recognise and celebrate the value women bring to sport.

ACHPER Queensland President Ben Williams said the breakfast encourages secondary schoolgirls, teachers and parents to become more actively involved in sport and inspire them to turn their sporting dreams into reality. “Attendees will have the opportunity to hear the personal stories of women who have accomplished success in their field and learn what it takes to achieve their goals,” Williams said.

“More than 120 students from across South East Queensland will be recognised with a Sporting Star Award for excelling in their chosen sport. “As a leading professional association, ACHPER Queensland also acknowledges the valuable contribution that teachers play in promoting active, healthy lifestyles and empowering students to pursue their goals.”

ACHPER Queensland welcomes television presenter Jessica Skarratt as Master of Ceremonies and the following panellists:

  • Clare Polkinghorne, current co-Captain of the Matildas Football team and the Brisbane Roar W-League team
  • Maddison Keeney, synchronised diving champion recently making her Olympic debut in Rio
  • Laura Clemesha, Queensland Firebirds netballer.

“The Women in Sport Breakfast will benefit people who are involved in encouraging women and girls to embrace a physically active lifestyle and developing their sport leadership roles,” Williams said.

“This year celebrates the 25th anniversary of the breakfast which has seen more 12500 people attend, over 600 receive sporting awards and more than 150 elite athletes and sports professionals inspiring the next generation to get active.”

For more information about the breakfast, visit or call 3895 8383. Tickets are on sale until Friday 7 October 2016, $495 for a school table of 10 (or $49.50 per person) and a $550 for a corporate table of 10 (or $60.50 per person).

ACHPER Queensland is a non-for-profit leading professional association representing teachers and other professionals working in the fields of health and physical education. ACHPER Queensland has a proud 30 year history delivering programs and services that support continuing development of knowledge, skills and professional practice, focusing primarily on health education, physical education and recreation.

Media contact: Ben Williams, ACHPER Queensland President via

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