- c. 1935
- Sporting Organisation
The City Girls' Amateur Sports Association (CGASA) was established in Sydney, New South Wales, in 1918 to provide a mechanism by which the young working women of Sydney could participate in organised sport. Founding members, Eleanor Hinder and Margaret Thorp, used the experience and networks they developed while working as welfare officers at large department stores (Farmers and Anthony Hordens) to establish the association, which thrived throughout the 1920s. Membership suffered as the depression hit in the 1930s and the CGASA accumulated debts, but in its heydey, over fifty clubs were affiliated with the organisation, representing a cross section of 'city girls' from small and large businesses in the service and manufacturing industries.