The Women’s football squad will run a Pelvic Health session on Wednesday 23rd March, 7-8pm in the clubrooms at Tormore. All women of the Club would be invited (footballers, netballers, volunteers, members and the women in their families).
Poor pelvic health is a barrier for women to participate in sport and while it’s an issue that impacts many women, it’s not often spoken about.
We’ve engaged a Pelvic Health professional to run the session who is currently completing her PhD in poor pelvic health and the impact on women participating in community sport. Her presentation will be supported by Meg McKernan, who is a specialist obstetrics nurse. This was Meg’s initiative and one that will be of interest to many women in our Club community.
We are anticipating that this will be the first in a series of three Women’s Health sessions that will be run by the Women’s squad throughout the season.
Everyone around Victoria is currently in lockdown under Stage 4 restrictions. We all have a responsibility to do the right thing regarding the restrictions; we also have a responsibility to each other to stay safe, stay connected and stay positive.
We know a lot of our players, coaches, volunteers and families have already been impacted mentally and financially because of COVID-19, and many more will face hardship because of the new restrictions.
Let’s remember why this is in place, to ensure we all stay safe and healthy.
There has been a lot of discussion regarding mental health and wellbeing, and it’s a fantastic reminder for everyone with the Boronia community to prioritise their mental health.
Please look after yourselves, check in on each other, and be sure to connect with all of the great mental health services if you’re struggling to cope. You can check some out on the Wellbeing Hub on the Boronia Hawks website.
While many of us will face difficulties over the coming six weeks, there are some who may be is a less fortunate position and may struggle for basic necessities or a roof over their heads. If anyone from within the club is concerned about another club member please don’t hesitate to reach out and let us know.
We are in this together, and we will get through this together.
Scott Nicholas, Chairman, BORONIA HAWKS FOOTBALL NETBALL CLUB INC.