1. "
    GIRLS RACE TOO!" was announced by Karting Australia's CEO Kelvin O'Reilly at the Australian Kart Championships awards dinner in Melbourne when Beck Connell received the 2019 AKC Ladies Trophy.


    Kelvin explained:
    It's time that as a sport, we got
    serious about rolling out the welcome mat at all our clubs, at all our race meetings and all of our social karting activities for the girls. We've got some great girls who race already and there is room for

    plenty more girls to have a go at Karting. At club level, 4SS is the perfect starting point - people who are new to the sport won't get lost in mechanical and tech stuff, and it's all about having some fun!

    It doesn't matter if they're a young girl, a teenage girl, a 20 or 30 something girl or maybe even a girl who doesn't talk about her age any more, we want all girls to have a drive and a race so that it's not just the boys having all the fun anymore.

    Motorsport is one of the few sports that doesn't separate the girls from the boys in the race but we need to provide some encouragement, to your daughters, sisters, your girlfriend, your mum, your wife, partner and your aunty to get started.

    Here are what I think are the six key things that will make a difference in getting this started and in encouraging the girls to drive and to start to race a kart.

    These are my TOP 6 TIPS FOR CLUBS TO START TO GET GIRLS RACING:

  2. 1. Invite the Girls to have a go.

  3. 2. Don't just run the standard Bring A Mate Day - make it an extraordinary Bring A Girlfriend/BFF/Sister/Mum/Aunty and Mate Day.

  4. 3. Use the tag #GirlsRaceToo on all your social media posts.

  5. 4. Appoint a Girls Race Ambassador at your Club to champion the cause.

  6. 5. Run a 2020 Ladies Trophy at your Club - it's easy to do (just as we do at AKC.) Announce it at the time that you announce your 2020 calendar to give the girls time to get ready.

  7. 6. In your Karting Awareness promotion throughout November, make Girls Racing a focus along with Cadets and Juniors.



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