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Here Girls Can & Worcs Girls Can

The local campaigns, styled on the national 'This Girl Can' initiative, are designed to get women and girls moving, regardless of shape, size or ability.

Worcs Girls Can and Here Girls Can 2018

In March 2018, the Sports Partnership Herefordshire & Worcestershire (SPHW), in collaboration with eight lead schools across both counties, a range of supporting schools, and sport and leisure providers, engaged over 3,200 women and girls in the campaign.

Dates for your diary!

The dates have been finalised for our 2019 campaigns. Applications are now open!

Worcs Girls Can - 4-10th March 2019

Here Girls Can - 11-17th March 2019

Why is the campaign so important?

Girls' PE is making the headlines. National research highlights the continued disparity between girls and boys when it comes to PE and sport and how this may affect girls' careers, mental health and physical wellbeing.

For more information, click on the links below:

Lack of physical among girls leading to poor mental health and low aspirations - The Independent

Exercise is more precious than ever. So let's stop scaring kids off PE - The Guardian

PE is a more important school subject than history, survey by YouGov finds - The Telegraph

When women work out, it's often suggested that they want to "tone up". But that's not always the case - The Pool

Girls 'switched off sport' for life by competitive PE lessons - The Telegraph

Substantial link between being overweight and being depressed in young people - The Guardian

As part of the 2018 campaign we case studied a great example of changes that can be made to girls' PE to increase participation.

Beky Williams

Beky Williams

Head of Participation

Sports Partnership Herefordshire and Worcestershire

  • Member of the Senior Management Team
  • Oversee strategic delivery
  • Management of operations team (CYP, Adults, Workforce)
  • Relationship management, including NGBs
  • Lead Safeguarding Officer
  • Primary PE and Sport Premium Lead
  • West Midlands representative for CSPN CYP group
Address
HB1009, Hines Building, University of Worcester, Henwick Grove, Worcester, WR2 6AJ
Telephone
01905 542034
Ruth Jones

Ruth Jones

Project Manager (Children & Young People's Programmes)

Sports Partnership Herefordshire and Worcestershire

  • Active Lives
  • Satellite Clubs
  • School Games
  • Police & Crime Commissioner - Youth Engagement Project
  • Member of the Safeguarding Steering Group
  • Physical Activity and Mental Health/Wellbeing
  • Deputy Safeguarding Officer
Address
HB1009, Hines Building, University of Worcester, Henwick Grove, Worcester, WR2 6AJ
Telephone
01905 542382

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