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Strong Sisters SportsFest at Orion Springfield Central

Daniel Bouwmeester    February 16, 2023    3 min read   


Orion Springfield Central is proud to kick off ‘Strong Sisters SportsFest’, an event featuring a variety of activities, giveaways, experiences, and information sessions from local sports clubs and community groups, live music, and more.

On Sunday March 5, from 9am to 4pm, Orion Springfield Central will be partnering with the ABC documentary Strong Women and Ipswich City Council, tackling mental health and wellbeing among women in the community, through the Strong Sisters SportsFest event.

Local clubs and community groups will be serving up ‘come and try’ sporting experiences including an inflatable tennis court thanks to Springfield Central’s Baseline Tennis Coaching and self-defence demonstrations by Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Camira.

These fun and engaging activities will be situated down Main St, amid the Springfield Markets, ensuring there are plenty of options to entertain every family member.

Sports lovers will get a kick out of the free games on offer, as well as plenty of freebies including drinks, snacks and sporting goods available from the ‘Sports Bar’ located in the Target Mall.

Orion Springfield Central Centre Manager, Michelle Lucadou-Wells said, “We’re both honoured and excited to be able to host this positive event in collaboration with Ipswich City Council and Strong Women for the first time in Queensland.

“Supporting the mental and physical health of women in our community by providing a platform for local sports groups to come and showcase what they have on offer, while also helping our retailers, is a win for both Orion Springfield Central and the Greater City of Springfield.”

Strong Women supports the wider ‘Strong Sisters’ campaign: a movement to encourage women to participate in sport and gain strength, both physically and mentally.

Image: Orion Springfield Central.

“We are thrilled to announce that the Strong Sisters SportsFest is finally making its way to sunny Queensland! After seeing the incredible success of our events in Victoria in inspiring and empowering women and girls, we couldn’t wait to share the love with our Queensland sisters,” said Kristina Foster, Producer for the Strong Women documentary.

Strong Women Co-Director Alexandra Gaulupeau said, “We received some fantastic feedback from one participant who said:

“It was a great opportunity for my daughters and I to try something new with expert instruction in a warm and non-judgmental environment. We loved it!”

“We simply can’t wait to bring this incredible event to the Queensland community and spread some joy and positivity. We hope you’ll join us for all the fun and excitement!”

Following some of Australia’s top professional athletes competing in the sport of Strongman, the documentary, Strong Women, aims to show how women overcome issues, rebuild themselves and through strength, gain confidence and celebrate their achievements.

Orion Springfield Central is proud to support this initiative highlighting the importance of women’s participation in sport and invite the community to come and experience this empowering event.

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Daniel Bouwmeester

Daniel was born in a mining town in New South Wales to Dutch and Welsh immigrants, before relocating to Logan City, where he attended Canterbury College for twelve years. He pursued his passion for music by completing a first-class honours degree at the University of Queensland (UQ), and later signed with a local record label. He has travelled the world from a young age, including a student exchange in rural France, a job working the ski lifts in Colorado, and visits to the islands of the South Pacific. After a six-year career in market research, Daniel returned to UQ to complete a Bachelor of Journalism and Arts dual degree, majoring in political science. His varied experiences at home and abroad have contributed to a passion for spreading good news while defending the truth buried inside complex societal paradigms.