Women's Rugby 7's

2019 Women's Sports Festival

It is time for females across NSW to double-knot those laces, stretch those calf muscles and don the sunscreen for the 11th annual Women’s Sports Festival at Sydney Olympic Park from 1 February - 28 April 2019.  

A celebration of female participation in sport and intended to encourage girls and women of all fitness abilities to lead healthy and active lifestyles, the Festival coincides with International Women's Day, on 8 March 2019.

Events & Activities

Sydney Olympic Park Women's Sports Festival 2019 Program

Women's Rugby 7's

HSBC Sydney 7's

This year the Women’s Sports Festival kicks off with 18 women’s rugby matches.
HSBC Sydney 7s is back and better than ever before. Experience rugby like you’ve never seen before; fast-paced and full of flair. It's non-stop, long passes, fast running, try scoring SEVENS! The Aussies took out the Women’s title in 2018 and will be back for more glory – share the moment and experience that winning feeling!

When: Friday 1 February
Where: Sydney Showground

Grab your free tickets now! #Sydney7s

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NSW Swifts Fan Day

NSW Swifts Fan Day

Meet the NSW Swifts players at their annual fan day for autographs and photos, official 2019 Dress Presentation, face painting, skills sessions, interactive activities and much more.

When: Saturday 16 February, 10am–12noon
Where: Netball Central

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Her Sport Her Way

NSW Office of Sport IWD Sport Leaders Breakfast - ‘Balance for Better’ in NSW Sport

Professor Philip Morgan, University of Newcastle, will showcase the Dads and Daughters Exercise and Empowerment (DADEE) program a key initiative of Her Sport Her Way, which is a four-year strategy that will drive powerful change for women and girls in sport in NSW. Professor Morgan will share his insights on the unique influence fathers can have as positive gender equity advocates for their daughters, and how this program improves girls sport skills and social-emotional wellbeing. These are key precursors to a lifelong engagement in physical activity and sport consistent with the 2019 IWD theme of Balance for Better - a call for collective action and shared responsibility for building a gender-balanced world.

When: Wednesday 6 March
Where: Sydney Showgrounds, The Stables, Sydney Olympic Park
Info: Invitation event Her Sport Her Way - sport.nsw.gov.au/womeninsport

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Heart Foundation Gear Up Girl Ride

Presented by Bicycle NSW. Get your hearts pumping for Sydney’s largest, women’s-only recreational bike ride! And this year we are aiming to make it the world’s largest women’s community ride by setting a world record. Every rider will get the chance to be a world record holder! Gear Up Girl Ride is an annual charity cycling event in support of the Heart Foundation showcasing some of Sydney’s most spectacular separated cycleways. Starting at Sydney Olympic Park and finishing in a festival atmosphere at Cronulla Beach, With 20km, 40km and 60km options; there is a ride to suit you and all your friends. Bring the kids, they ride FREE!

When: Sunday 10 March, 7am-2pm 2019
Where: Start Bicentennial Park, Sydney Olympic Park (60km/40km)
Cost: $25-$45 per adult, depending on Ride route. Children free with paying adult
Bookings: gearupgirl.com.au or call 9704 0800

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Girls Get Active Day

Girls Get Active Day

Sport NSW will host a Girls Get Active Day for high school aged girls. Beginning with a Q&A panel in the morning, the girls will be inspired by women achieving success in the sports industry as they hear all about the incredible lives and experiences of elite female athletes. Students will also have the opportunity to ask the panellists questions and get a photo or autograph from the women.

Following the panel, students will jump straight into the sports circuit where they will try a range of sports in a fun and safe environment. Each station will be facilitated by the panellists and/or staff from state sporting organisations.

All participants will take away a showbag filled with information about how they can continue to participate in sport and explore all pathways available to them.

When: Wednesday 20 March, 9am – 2pm
Where: Netball Central, 2 Olympic Boulevard, Sydney Olympic Park
Cost: Free
Info: Schools should email info@sportnsw.com.au to express interest in participating.

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NSW Swifts v Adelaide Thunderbirds - Pre Season Match

See the NSW Swifts’ first hit out in for the pre-season against the Adelaide Thunderbirds. This event is exclusive to NSW Swifts members. 2019 Membership card will be required to access this game.

When: Thursday 28 March, 6pm
Where: Netball Central
Tickets: FREE for Swifts’ members*
Members only event



Meet the GIANTS Netball players for autographs and photos, skills sessions, fUn and games, face painting and plenty of giveaways. PLUS their official 2019 Dress Presentation.

When: Saturday 30 March, 2-4pm
Where: Netball Central

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Sports Centre - NSW Swifts Team - Photography by Delly Carr

NSW Swifts v GIANTS Netball - Pre Season Match

See the two NSW teams go head to head in a pre-season practice match. This game is FREE with exclusive access for Lifestyle Members along with NSW Swifts and GIANTS Netball members.

When: Wednesday 17 April, 11am
Where: Netball Central
Tickets: FREE for Swifts and GIANTS members, as well as Lifestyle members*
Members only event

Sports Centre Netball Photography by Delly Carr

NSW Swifts Junior Members Clinic

This exclusive junior member only event is an opportunity to learn skills from the NSW Swifts and meet their favourite players. Please note: NSW Swifts junior members will receive an exclusive invite to this event and must register their attendance.

When: Tuesday 16 April, 11am - 1pm
Where: Netball Central

Suncorp Super Netball Double Header

Suncorp Super Netball Round 1 GIANTS Netball v NSW Swifts

The Suncorp Super Netball season kicks off with a Round 1 blockbuster between NSW rivals, GIANTS Netball and the NSW Swifts. Both teams will put it all on the line for their first win of the season and state bragging rights. This is a game not to be missed! Tickets on sale 10am, Wednesday 14 March.

When: Sunday 28 April
Where: Qudos Bank Arena

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