According to Sport England only 31.6% of women play sport at least once a week compared to 41.7% of men. Nationally, 13 million women and girls said they wanted to play more sport, of whom, nearly half are currently inactive.
In Herefordshire and Worcestershire...
Worcs Girls Can and Here Girls Can are localised versions of the national 'This Girl Can' campaign and are designed to get women and girls moving, regardless of shape, size or ability. In March 2019, the Sports Partnership Herefordshire & Worcestershire, in collaboration with 11 lead schools across the two counties, a range of supporting schools, and sport and leisure providers, engaged over 7,500 women and girls in the campaign. As part of the campaign, we case studied an excellent example of the changes that can be made to girls' PE to help increase participation.
Following this success of This Girl Can in Herefordshire and Worcestershire so far, in 2020 we are planning to take the campaign one step further, with the expansion to a year-long programme. In 2020 we will be aiming to inspire women and girls of all ages and backgrounds, both in school and within the community.
This Girl Can Conference 2020
To launch the 2020 campaign, we will see the return of our 'This Girl Can' January conference, on Tuesday 21st January. We are delighted to welcome keynote speakers from 'Women in Sport', discussing their recently launched "Reframing Sport for Teenage Girls" and former Severn Stars player, Rebecca Oatley, who will be discussing the "impact of mental health on participation", as well as breakout sessions that will allow for greater discussion on these topics and how we can work to address these.
We are delighted to invite secondary, high schools and community clubs and organisations from across Herefordshire and Worcestershire to the conference. Booking is now available for the event and can be made at: https://www.sportspartnershiphw.co.uk/events/2020/01/this-girl-can-conference-2020
Project Manager (Children & Young People)
- Children & Young People programmes
- Strategic Lead for Youth Engagement Project
- Strategic Lead for This Girl Can programme
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