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South Australian Women's Amateur Sports Council (1953 - )

From
1953
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Occupations
Sporting Organisation

Summary

The South Australian Women's Amateur Sports Council was established with financial and administrative assistance from the National Fitness Council to promote the interests of sportswomen in South Australia, and to help formulate "a common policy on planning and development for women's sport". One of its most important initiatives, in cooperation with the National Fitness Council of South Australia, was the establishment of the Women's Memorial Playing Fields on the corner of Shepherds Hill Road and Ayliffes Road, St. Marys.

Sources used to compile this entry: Randall, Leonie M., 'A Fair Go?: Women in Sport in South Australia: 1945 - 1965', Hons thesis, Flinders University, 1986. Also available at http://www.aafla.org/SportsLibrary/ASSHSSH/ASSHSSH06.pdf.

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Related Organisations

  • National Fitness Council of South Australia (1939 - 1975)

    The South Australian Women's Amateur Sports Council and the National Fitness Council campaigned together succssfully to gain funding and resources that would evenutaly lead to the establishment of the South Australian Women's Memorial Playing Fields.

Archival resources

State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana

  • Papers relating to the National Fitness Council of South Australia, 1964 - 1976, PRG 1366/38; Records of Betty Fisher; National Fitness Council of South Australia (1939 - 1975), Fisher, Elizabeth M.; State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana. Details
  • South Australian Women's Memorial Playing Fields Trust - Papers, 1950 - 1983, SRG 255; State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana. Details

State Records of South Australia

  • National Fitness Council records National Fitness Council records National Fitness Council records, 1939 - 1975, GRG95; National Fitness Council of South Australia (1939 - 1975); State Records of South Australia. Details

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