Hey girls, are you interested in kicking some balls? The 7th to the 13th of November is This Girl Can Week and gives you a chance to participate in activities.
In 2015, the campaign was launched to inspire more women to exercise, after results showed that there was a large gender gap when it comes to exercising. This Girl Can encourages all women from all backgrounds, of all shapes and sizes, to try something new and find a passion for it.
Serena Smith, VP Sport and Health told WesternEye how important this week is, “UWE have been lucky enough to have been chosen as the University In Focus for BUCS This Girl Can Week, so on the 9thNovember we will be highlighted on the BUCS social media channels. There has been a lot of work to highlight our women’s teams.”
“It’s extremely important to get involved and a fantastic opportunity for clubs to run girls only sessions and attract new members. Sometimes there can be a stigma around certain sports that might put girls off joining but you only have to look at the increase in memberships over the past couple of years to our women’s cricket, rugby and basketball to see this is definitely improving.
This year, UWE are offering a number of free events. You can get red and sweaty and not give a damn by trying Zumba, boxercise and volleyball, or get flexible, burn calories and relax with a session of pilates.
Serena told us more, “We’ve got a timetable of sessions for students to sign up to this week, ranging from Netball and Tennis to Water polo and Boxercise and with no commitment to attend further sessions, it’s really easy for girls to try something new in a fun, social and relaxed environment.”
To see all the events that UWE are putting on and sign up, head to the SU website: https://www.thestudentsunion.co.uk/opportunities/thisgirlcan/
Plus, if you attend more than 10 sessions, you get a free t-shirt and who doesn’t love a free t-shirts to add to their bedtime collection…
By Hannah Williams