NSW Swift Mo’onia Gerrard was encouraging school-aged girls to Get Active last week as part of the Womensport NSW Girls Get Active Gala Day.
Mo’onia, along with seven other athletes from different sports codes including softball, soccer and rugby sevens, made the trip out to Bourke in the North West of New South Wales to meet with high school-aged girls to encourage them to get active and try out a number of different sports.
Around 40 to 50 girls from Bourke and surrounding regions gathered for the Gala Day and were divided into groups as Mo’onia and the other athletes took the participants through a number of activities, learning new skills in netball, cricket and more.
Some members of the Far Western Academy of Sport netball squad were there on the day and even received one-on-one coaching from the NSW Swifts and Australian Diamonds defender while enjoying the activities.
In the afternoon after the clinic-style gala, Mo’onia and the other athletes visited primary schools to meet young girls and discussed how sport had changed their lives, and how to set goals to achieve your dreams.
Womensport and Recreation NSW (WRNSW) is a non-for-profit organisation whose mission is to promote the participation, access and equity for women and girls in sport and recreation in this state.