The Trisport tournament is unique in its set up in that it is a round tournament consisting of 3 different sports enabling participants to test out different skills, try a new sport, as well as create an equal playing field and promote community harmony. We want to encourage girls (Muslim girls and non-Muslim girls) who don't normally play but are interested in participating and getting involved in a sport. The all-women’s annual indoor tournament provides women a safe and friendly environment to play sport and have fun.
The aim of this event is to:
- Connect with the wider community and with local organisations to support the event.
- Improve physical, social and mental health wellbeing of young females.
- Encourage young females from culturally and diverse (CALD) backgrounds to participate in sports and be fit and active.
- Improve social harmony and interconnectedness between females from CALD backgrounds.
- Provide young women the opportunity to play sport in a safe and accommodating environment which is sensitive to their cultural needs.
This event has a proven track record of success:
In 2011 GoActive held its first ever TriSport tournament which registered just over 100 young women in which 75% of the participants said they "loved the tournament" and "wish there were more regular opportunities to get involved in sport in a female specific environment"
In 2013, 150 Muslim and non-Muslim women took part in the GoActive Trisport Tournament, some of whom had never played sport before. The all-women’s indoor tournament gave participants a safe and friendly environment to really get involved and have fun. “Now that I've finished school I wanted to get out there and be more active,” said Ayse Akca in an interview with SBS News.
“Just being close together, having fun with the girls and not having to worry about everything” was definitely a big part of the day, continued Ms Akca.
Wilfried Lemke, the Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General on Sport for Development and Peace attended the tournament as an international observer whilst visiting Australia. Mr Wilfried Lemke has travelled the globe attending sports related events and noted that “it is a great initiative for women who are beginning to get involved in sport. I have traveled the globe and it is the first of its kind seeing such a tournament, involving different sports in one day in a well-structured and organised manner.” Mr Lemke also commented that “the concept of having a sports tournament of this nature was truly an inspirational initiative and needs to be a model for future events.”
Together in partnership with the Muslim Students Association of New South Wales (MSA NSW) and the GoActive team, the Sisters Unigoal tournament is a youth-driven indoor soccer event held annually. 2015 sees Sisters Unigoal in to its 7th year continuing to build on the enthusiasm and culture it has created. The tournament invites women from all backgrounds, community organisations, past and present students from NSW tertiary and secondary institutions, their friends and family to socialise, network and have fun in this safe, female only environment.
In 2012 GoActive worked in partnership with the Muslim Students’ Association project “Unigoal Female Fustal Tournament” in which 80% of the female participants said they "appreciated the opportunity to network and meet with women of diverse backgrounds through sport"