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This Girl Can - 2023

This Girl Can is back from 9th-15th October!

The week is about inspiring women to get active – however, wherever and whenever they choose, without judgement.

Merri-bek is hosting a range of activities for This Girl Can week, whether it’s a walk at the local park, a quick home workout, water aerobics or circus training, you’ll be feeling like this girl CAN!

Check out the events happening in Merri-bek below:


Monday 9 October

Chair exercise for older women aged 65+
Fawkner Neighbourhood House, 1.30pm
No bookings required.

Helping Hoops – Basketball 
Helping Hoops ‘Power’ is a free basketball program for girls and women aged 10 and up.
Fawkner Community Sports Hall, 4.30pm - 6:00pm


Brunswick Baths, 6.00 pm


Tuesday 10 October

For girls and women aged 12 – 24 to get fit and have fun with our free weekly classes.
Oxygen Youth Space, 5.30 pm – 6.30pm



Wednesday 11 October

Self Defence for girls and women (partnership with Reclink)
Free self-defence classes for girls and women aged 12 – 24
Glenroy Community Hub, beginners at 4.30pm, advanced at 5.30pm


Women’s Social Table Tennis Group
For those aged 16+, no bookings required.
Coburg Table Tennis Club, 5.00pm- 6.30pm


Thursday 12 October

Circuit Class for girls 16+ and women
Oak Park Sports and Aquatic Centre, 4.30pm


Activate program for girls 
(Partnership with Glenroy Neighbourhood House, Merri-bek Youth, Merri Health & Active Merri-bek)
A fun, free, and inclusive active living program for teenage girls aged 13 – 18.
Glenroy Neighbourhood house, 5a Cromwell St, Glenroy, 3.30 pm – 5.00 pm


Pascoe Vale Football Club, Come and Try session
Reddish Reserve, from 5.30pm



Friday 13 October

Tennis – Girls, let’s play!
Social tennis and morning tea
Coburg Tennis Club, 10.00am


Brunswick City Soccer Club, Women's Soccer
Go Soccer MUMS (16+) 5.45 pm – 6.45 pm
Dunstan Reserve Come and Try session


Zumba Class
For girls and women
Brunswick Baths, 6.30pm – 7.15pm



Saturday 14 October

Brunswick City Soccer Club, Women's Soccer Come and Try
Girls Social Soccer (5-12 years) and GO Girls (Social teen program 12-16)

GO Girls / Social Girls registration

Go Soccer mums (16+)

GO Soccer Mums registration

Dunstan Reserve, 10.00 am – 11.00 am

Aurora Youth Boxing Class
Coburg Leisure Centre, 2.00pm – 3.00pm


Come and Try Athletics
Girls aged 5-17 years
Coburg Little Athletics Centre, 8.15am



Sunday 15 October

Cycling Class
Coburg Leisure Centre, 8.30am