I know I play like a girl! Free club program


The West Adelaide Bearcats are committed to recognising and valuing female members at our club.


‘I know I play like a girl!’ is a new off-court club program that aims to support girls from the u10 to u16 age groups to grow and develop as people on and off the court. The first edition of ‘I know I play like a girl!’ will include a program of seven workshops, delivered on the first Monday of each month during 2019.


It is completely free for all girls within the age groups to attend but numbers are limited for each workshop. Participants will have to register for each workshop separately. Further sessions will be provided for u18-u23s later in the year.


The first five sessions will be delivered by Girl Power Workshops and apply principles from Positive Psychology practices to help girls focus on their strengths, rather than their weaknesses, and intentionally create experiences that result in a positive mindset and inner confidence. Each girl will receive a Girl Power pack which includes their worksheets and a couple of fun gifts. Any girls attending all five sessions will also receive a Certificate of Completion.


Other providers as part of the program will include Headspace and Pushing Performance.


The 2019 Program follows, with all sessions taking place in the Taekwondo Room at the Port. U10 & U12 sessions from 4.30-6pm & U14 & U16 from 6.15-7.45pm:


Mon 1st April - Strengths (social and activity strengths), individuality and identity.

Session complete


Mon 6th May - Hey You! - Healthy friendships, friendship issues, conflict resolution and tools to deal with bullies

Session complete

Mon 3rd June - I Can Do It - Growth vs fixed mindset, resilience & optimism

​Session complete


Mon 1st July - Mirror Mirror - Body Image - looking at the portrayal of girls and women in the media, photo shopping and the way body image has changed throughout history

​Session complete


Mon 5th August - Relax - Stress and feeling anxious - ways to recognise it, understand it and deal with it effectively by way of pragmatic strategies such as mindfulness and exercise

Session complete


Mon 2nd September, 5pm to 6.30pm - 'Áctivating Athleticism' - Health/Fitness, Nutrition & Injury Prevention

The session delivered by Pushing Performance will explore the key principles of performance, nutrition and injury prevention. Participants will be involved in group discussions and activities where they will actively engage with each other whilst being educated on all things health

Session complete


Mon 4th November - Mental Health Literacy (over 12 only)

Registration not yet open


For further information about the program please email playlikeagirlatwest@gmail.com