Girls on Track takes over Canberra
Tuesday 21 March, 2023
Photos: Epic Sports Photography
The first ever FIA Girls on Track Pathways event in Canberra proved to be a massive success with a capacity program of girls aged between 15 and 22-years-old participated in the one-day event.
With the event supported by Netier, the girls were treated to a jam-packed day which included workshops, networking opportunities and presentations from a number of industry professionals.
From Girls on Track Ambassadors Jess Dane, Kate Peck, Romy Mayer and Emily Duggen to Bosch Motorsport Australia Rally Championship (ARC) star Harry Bates and Toyota technical staff member Natasha Smith, there were plenty of experienced individuals to help educate the participants on the various roles in motorsport and how to get their foot in the door.
Pathways participant Lilliana Chick was highly impressed with how the event ran.
“I learnt so much from everyone there and I am extremely grateful to have been included in that amazing group of girls,” Chick said.
“I also want to thank Girls on Track for the incredible opportunity it was to attend.”
The following day, a FIA Girls on Track Inspire program was held with girls aged 8-15 getting an insight into the many different areas of motorsport.
With the Girls and Track Ambassadors again on deck along with Driving Solution and students from the Australian National University, the participants underwent a number of activities, including media workshops, fitness tests, STEM workshops and simulators making up the program.
The participants were also treated to an exclusive tour of the Neal Bates Motorsport workshop, where they were able to see the ARC championship winning cars of Harry and Lewis Bates.
Click here to view photos from the event.
The next FIA Girls on Track event will be at this month’s Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix where both the Inspire and Pathway programs will feature.