Come n Try our Women's TRYathlon

Time to TRY something new! No experience needed. A great family day with plenty of the kids to do.

The Lebanese Muslim Association's GoActive Women's Initiative is partnering with Cumberland Council, Dolly's Bootcamp, Sydney Cycling Sisters, Swim Sisters and Her Cycling Connections to bring to you the GoActive Women's TRYathlon. 

An exciting event for women of all abilities over the age of 18. 

Please note there will be some side activities for children to take part in including art stations, jumping castles and mini fitness activities. 

Location: Wyatt Park, Ruth Everuss Aquatic Centre and Lidcombe Oval.

Date: Saturday 22nd September, 2018

Registration Options:

GO SHORT: 

  • SWIM 200m
  • CYCLE 4KM
  • RUN 2KM

GO LONG:

  • SWIM 400m
  • CYCLE 8KM
  • RUN 4KM

GO TEAM:

Each person in your team may choose to do a different part of the race!

REGISTRATION IS ESSENTIAL

For more information email or call GoActive:

goactive@lma.org.au | 0406 368 525

Register for the GoGirls Sports Leadership Camp 2015

As an activity of LMA GoActive, the GoActive Camp 2015 will be run as a three-day residential camp targeting FEMALE ONLY Muslim youth aged 14-17 years to provide a number of benefits in a safe camp environment. The camp will enable the girls to CONNECT with female role models from various professions; PREPARE them physically, mentally and spiritually through sport and recreational activities, interactive workshops and confidence building activities; and ENGAGE with other girls to develop new friendships through team building activities.

Camp participants will be receiving an information booklet upon return of the permission note and will be asked to attend a pre-camp meeting and some activities as preparation for the camp.

WHO: Girls aged 14-17 years

WHEN: MONDAY 21ST - WEDNESDAY 23RD DECEMBER

WHERE: The Tops Conference Centre (Stanwell Tops)

CONTACT: Lucy Pearce | goactive@lma.org.au | (02) 9750 6833

COST: $150 (covers transport, accommodation, food and fun adventures!)

Limited numbers, get in early! Registration is ESSENTIAL.

 

Interschool Trisport Makes the News

Muslim Girls Break Down Barriers in Sport

3 SEP 2015

By Omar Dabbagh http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2015/09/03/muslim-girls-break-down-barriers-sport

In Sydney's Mona Park, one of the school-sports havens in the city's west, girls from institutions across the city have converged for a gala day.

AFL, OZ-Tag and Soccer competitions are on the agenda. Typically what are brandished as “boy sports” are now finding new fans.

“I didn’t realise I’d love AFL so much, I’ve never played it before,” said student Serene Khalaf.

“It’s been great.”

A majority of the schools participating are Islamic Schools. Most of these girls are Muslim.

"I didn’t realise I’d love AFL so much, I’ve never played it before."

A strong stigma surrounds Islamic women in sport - from inside and outside their own communities - with some sticking to traditional beliefs that a girl's place is not on the sports field.

"Yeah I think there's a misconception in terms of whether girls can or cannot play sport, especially with the Muslim community and multicultural communities,” said organiser Lael Kassem.

In April, claims surfaced that a teacher at an Islamic school in Melbourne banned girls from running over fears they would lose their virginity, allegations the school denied.

But girls at the gala day said that was not the view of the majority.

“That’s not right,” Ms Khalaf said.

Her friend, Jamilah Elmir, agreed.

“We're all girls, whether we are Muslim or non-Muslim, so it's the same thing…we don’t have different bodies,” she said.

"Yeah I think there's a misconception in terms of whether girls can or cannot play sport, especially with the Muslim community and multicultural communities."

For Islamic Communities to become more accepting, participants said the first lesson began at home.

“Initially my mum was a bit hesitant for me to play sport, but for all my brothers it was fine,” Ms Kassem said.

“But after she's seen how much enjoyment I got out of it, the benefits, she was very supportive and understanding.”

Ms Khalaf said communities across the country, regardless of their backgrounds, should embrace a female presence in the sporting world.

“Every girl, no matter what religion or race, deserves the opportunity to play sport and have fun,” she said.