Churchill-Waverley showcase women in sport event

by Team BV

Churchill-Waverley Golf and Bowls Club hosted its inaugural multicultural women in sport event in Rowville last month with 110 attendees celebrating diversity and inclusion in sport.

Peter Barnes, Club Captain of Churchill-Waverley Golf and Bowls Club, said “this is a great opportunity for all to celebrate the richness of our culture and to appreciate the opportunities of living in Victoria. Churchill-Waverley Golf and Bowls Club prides itself on the diversity of our membership and openly encourages participation with all members, guests and the public.”

Participants had the option to play 18 holes of golf or 18 ends of bowls. The day also raised money for Churchill-Waverley’s charity partners.

Following golf and bowls, attendees enjoyed a luncheon with guest speakers Zoe Tompkins (Rise Health and Hawthorn Football Club) and Helen Kapalos (Victorian Multicultural Commission—Chair) who captivated the audience with their inspiring stories of inclusion barriers and how they overcame these.

The club is excited by the opportunity to foster inclusion and acceptance of all by encouraging participation and look forward to producing another great event in 2020.