Women in Gliding
Women in Gliding is one of the projects funded by the State Grants. Women currently represent only a small fraction of gliding membership and we hope this project will see an increase in participation in our sport by women. Gliding currently attracts mainly males, with about 93% male participation in Victoria and nationally. The 'Victoria's Soaring Women' project is aiming to increase the proportion of women taking part in gliding by 4% over the next four years.
Gliding is a very sociable and fun sport. Each year, female glider pilots from all over Australia, meet up at a fellow club. Over the past few years a 'Women in Gliding Week' has been held at the Gliding Club of Victoria (GCV) in Benalla.