Her Flame Burns Brighter

Her Flame Burns Brighter is an Australian government funded pilot program that the Brydens Lawyers Sydney Uni Flames will roll out in 2021. Designed in collaboration with Our Watch, a government funded organisation leading progressive and innovative approaches to preventing violence against women. Through this program, the primary objectives are to:

    • Build the capacity of basketball coaches in NSW to facilitate messaging and practices that enhance skills, attitudes & knowledge of adolescents, and;
    • Strengthen protective factors that promote empowerment, confidence & awareness amongst 14-18 year old females that helps prevent them experiencing violence, and;
    • Reducing risk factors related to accepted attitudes, behaviours & cultural norms amongst 14-18 year old males that help prevent violence against women.

The program will involve training existing NSW basketball coaches of under 16 and 18 players, both male and female, to implement short basketball drills with embedded messages related to the attitudes, knowledge and skills that increase protective factors for women. The program will be rolled out at the following associations (subject to change):

    • Newcastle – Newcastle & Central Coast
    • Western Sydney – Hills & Hornsby
    • Bankstown
    • Albury
    • Coffs Harbour
    • North Sydney

The pilot will be rolled out over the course of 8 weeks, followed by an evaluation process to measure the program’s success.

For further information, to become involved or to support the program, please contact Megan on 0452 664 800 or via admin@sydneyflames.com.au