On Thursday 20th February the Western Sydney Academy of Sport held their first ever girls only Your Local Club education session. The session titled ‘Train Like a Girl’ was presented by Sydney West Sports Medicine Physiotherapist Nora Salem.
The education session focused on five main topics including;
- Differences in female anatomy and physiology
- Injuries: The risk and prevention
- Menstrual cycle and training
- Female athlete triad
- Other considerations for female athletes
Athletes and parents in attendance were impressed with the education session and many commented afterwards on how informative the presentation was.
Having an all-girl audience was a great way to make sure everyone was comfortable and felt they could participate in discussions and ask questions.
Over the next couple of weeks two more of these sessions will be held to ensure all the girls from the Academy have the opportunity to attend and learn what they can about what it’s like to be a female athlete.