TDF wants to get more girls physically active. We do this by providing a range of organised activities throughout the 3-day BOOST programme to a group of up to 30 intermediate aged girls. Activities have included: Rippa Rugby, Dance, Table Tennis, Basketball, Netball, Mountain Biking, Tennis, Cricket, a Gym Class, Badminton, Football, Hockey, Softball, CrossFit and Lawn Bowls. There is no charge to attendees.
The desired outcomes of this programme are to increase the numbers of intermediate aged girls participating in organised sport or physical activity. To date, TDF has funded and delivered successful Boost programmes in Whangarei, Rotorua and Gisborne. Our goal is to roll out the programme nationwide.
To enable us to provide a quality experience, TDF has sought to understand the motivations and needs of girls aged 12-14 and tailor opportunities to meet these needs. Tania loved to have fun in everything she did, and research shows that ‘having fun’ is a lead motivator for youth. So fun is the key pillar for the Boost programme. Boost provides choice, makes it easy for young girls to participate and ultimately make them feel confident to pursue some of the activities that they experience within the programme. Through external research undertaken, we know that the more time spent in sport and active recreation, the more favourably young people score in health and well-being indicators.
Our target market is girls who are in Year 7 & 8 at school. We work with schools to identify the girls who will benefit the most from the Boost programme. We are currently delivering programmes in Whangarei, Rotorua and Gisborne. If you know of someone in one of these regions who meets these criteria, please contact us.