In 2014 the MWA Board recognised the need to support the growth and development of women and girls involved in all aspects of motorcycling in Western Australia, so it took the step to develop the Motorcycling WA Women’s Committee (MWAW Committee).
The primary focus of the MWAW’s committee was set to work with clubs and promoters to increase opportunities for women and girls to participate in the sport, in both competition and recreational activities, to support women and girls involved in the sport in other roles such as coaching, administrators and officials, to advocate for diversity at the highest levels to ensure the MWA Board retains at least 40% female membership.
The inaugural committee established the girls ride days with the support of mx clubs around the state, many coaching events for both senior and jnr girls in several disciplines as well as building a network of like minded women and girls to support each other and the growth of the sport. There have been a range of activities that have supported the initiatives – from fund raising at Bunnings to support women and girls to travel to National Competitions; a female race team supported by private sponsors; several years of running the annual Ladies and vets race days; ladies garage day; supporting high level coaches to come to WA; to advocating for women’s classes and events being held in WA; hugely successful Annual awards.
The MWA W committee was recognised by the WA Department of Sport and Recreation in 2016 for their work in supporting gender diversity in the sport and was awarded the Women in Sport award. Following on from that, the MWA W committee was recognised internationally by the FIM and awarded the FIM Women’s Commission Women in Sport award in 2017 for its diverse program supporting all disciplines and all areas of the sport from riders, to coaches, to administrators and leadership.
The MWA W committee continues to evolve and look to new ways to support and engage women and girls in the sport. In 2019 the inaugural ‘season opener ‘ supported by Cully’s Motorcycles saw over 90 women and girls from all disciplines attend a night of socialising and recognition in preparation for the year to come. The MWA W committee are always looking for new ideas, supporters and feedback. Don’t hesitate to get in contact with us and share your ideas.
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Motorcycling WA is Taking proactive steps forward to promote and increase female participation in motorcycling sport across Western Australia as riders, officials, coaches and volunteers.
Codes of Behaviour
Motorcycling WA and the women’s committee endorse and support the Motorcycling Code of Conduct and the Member Protection Policy respecting the rights of all those engaged in or supporting Motorcycling activity in Western Australia.The MWA Women’s committee are committed to ensuring that women and girls are supported, valued and offered equal opportunity to participate in the sport.
As a member of MA, or a person required to comply with MA’s member protections policy, you must meet the following standards in regard to you conduct. These codes of behavior apply to any activity held or sanctioned by MA and in any role you hold within MA affiliated organisations.
Be aware and act
- With the rules and spirit of motorcycle sport.
- Promote fair play over winning at any cost.
- Encourage and support opportunities for people to learn appropriate behaviours and skills.
- Support opportunities for participation in in all aspects of the sport
- Treat each person as an individual.
- Show respect and courtesy to all involved with the sport.
- Respect the rights and worth of every person,regardless of their age, race, gender, ability,cultural background, sexuality or religion.
- Respect the decisions of officials, coaches and administrators.
- Wherever practical, avoid unaccompanied and unobserved one – on -one activity (when in a supervisory capacity or where a power imbalance exists) with people under the age of 18.
- Display appropriate and responsible behaviour in all interactions.
- Display responsible behaviour in relation to alcohol and other drugs.
- Act with integrity and objectivity, and accept responsibility for your decisions and actions.
- Ensure your decisions and actions contribute to a safe environment.
- Ensure your decisions and actions contribute to a harassment free environment.
- Do not tolerate abusive, bullying or threatening behaviour.
To view the full MA Protection Policy please click following link MA Protection Policy