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PowerHouse Womens Rugby has had many players pass through our fold, and in an effort to keep those no longer playing (for fact of age or place of residence), up to date on whats happening with the team, the Golden Girls newsletter/blog is here to keep you posted.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Hello from icy Berlin from Jackie 3!

"... After a year and half of work/study/rugby adventures in Belgium, Norway and Germany I'm still here in Berlin and so far haven't managed to get kicked out of the country.

Right now I'm working at the Free University in Berlin and one of our projects is in the final of an online competition sponsored by Nike. If we are one of the 3 winners we get some cash to put towards our project that's helping to get women and girls in Kenya involved in boxing and running. See the details below on the competition and the Boxgirls project. Please register and vote for us!

Would love to hear from you and find out what's doing downunder - If i don't hear from you I'll just check in with flo..."

Boxgirls Roadworks: Girls and Women Running the City

One of our projects here at the Freie University Berlin, has been selected as a finalist in an online competition called Nike – Changemakers Sport for a Better World. The aim of the competition is to promote leading innovations that use sport to improve community, accelerate development and drive social change.

Our project is called “Boxgirls Roadworks: Girls and Women Running the City” and is an initiative to develop a boxing and running program for women in Kenya. There are 16 finalists out of the 382 entries from 69 countries and the final part of the competition is an online vote.

We would really appreciate your help to make it to the winners circle. To vote you need to:

1) Register on the Changemakers website and create a profile

2) Login to Changemakers http://www.changemakers.net/competition/sports

3) VOTE! - Select your top three competition entries and submit your votes. You must vote for three finalists for your ballot to be valid.

Take a look at the entry for Boxgirls Roadworks and you might also be interested in the other projects from Kenya such as the entries from Moving the Goalposts. You can even add your own comments to the discussion if you want to contribute to the online forum.

The public voting began on 18 February and closes on 2 March 2008. If we are one of the 3 winners, the project will receive $5,000 to grow and work towards sustainable change for women in Kenya.

It would fantastic if you could forward this email to your contacts that are also interested in sport and social change and encourage them to vote. Send me a quick email if you get a chance to vote so I can keep track of our progress.

Thank you in advance for your support!


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