Dads and Daughters Exercise Event

Dads and Daughters Exercise Event

Date Published: 09 Oct 2018 Categories: News
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*Dads & Daughters:  Empowered. Inspired. Connecting. Together.

Kids need parents to be great role models, to feel empowered by them and to guide them in making healthy choices. What better way to encourage kids than to be active than to exercise together?

Here at the Sports Science Institute of SA, we do extensive work in the wellness space with regards to kids health, and will be hosting a unique event for dads and their daughters on Saturday morning, 17 November 2018. There will be two 90 minute sessions catering for younger and slightly older daughters. Sponsored by Futurelife – with a Canon camera worth R10 000 up for grabs as a prize – the morning will include fun, fitness, a bit of nutrition, plenty of laughter, some good bonding and a creative competition.

The sessions, run by SSISA’s Kinderkineticist Caylee Cook,  will be based on work done in Australia by Prof Phil Morgan who runs the highly successful DADEE (Dads And Daughters Exercising and Empowered) course.

Watch the promo video of DADEE – the Australian Programme.

“Research has consistently demonstrated the unique and powerful influence dads wield in shaping physical activity behaviours, learning ability, self-esteem, body image, social skills and resilience, particularly for girls. Importantly, we also know that a strong father-daughter relationship is associated with significant positive psycho-social developmental and health outcomes for the daughter. Physical activity is a unique domain to foster this relationship” says Prof. Phil Morgan.

DADEE targets fathers as the agents of change to improve their daughters’ physical activity levels, sport skills and social-emotional wellbeing. It also engages girls to improve the fitness and physical activity levels, and parenting skills of their fathers.


Dads & Daughters Event Info

Dads or guardians, bring your daughters (ages 6 to 12) to be part of fun activities that promote fitness, co-ordination, strength, empowerment and quality time together. Leave feeling energised, connected and aware of the value of time together exercising and being healthy.

WHERE:  At SSISA, Boundary Rd Newlands

WHEN:   Saturday 17 Nov 2018 from 09h00 – 10h30 or 10h30 – 12h00


Activities will include pair-based fun exercises for Dads and Daughters plus some fun competitions & cool prizes.

Two 90 minute time-slots:

09h00-10h30:   6-9 year olds

10h30-12h00:   9-12 year olds


Participants can look forward to awesome prizes, including a Canon EOS M6 BK 15-45 KIT camera, valued at R9999, Futurelife hampers and fun prizes from SSISA!


The entry cost is just R200 for a Dad and daughter pair and R100 extra for an additional daughter.


Book Today

Tickets can be purchased on Webtickets >> Click here.


*The “Dad” can be another father-figure, a grandparent, uncle, family friend, a male guardian or an older brother.

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Simon - October 11, 2018

Hi there,

What a fantastic idea!

I’d like to book for my 6 year old daughter and myself.

Please send some more info.

Thank you


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