Girls get active in Welwyn Hatfield as part of health drive scheme

PUBLISHED: 19:30 23 June 2018

Youngsters taking part in one of the This Girl Can events in Welwyn Hatfield. Picture: WHC

Youngsters taking part in one of the This Girl Can events in Welwyn Hatfield. Picture: WHC

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Girls and women in Welwyn Hatfield have been getting involved in a county-wide campaign designed to get them more active.

This Girl Can in Herts encourages females to get fit, active and involved in a new activity through 500 events and taster sessions.

As part of the campaign, pupils from Welwyn St Mary’s, St Michael’s Woolmer Green and Creswick took part in a girls’ cricket tournament at Welwyn Cricket Club.

A ‘back to netball’ session was also held at Welwyn Garden City’s Sir Frederic Osborn School, which will continue each Monday between 7pm and 8pm and is open to girls aged over 16.

Chloe Robertson, the council’s youth partnerships officer, said: “The cricket club and ‘back to netball’ events that my team participated in went really well and it’s great to be collaborating again with partner organisations.”

Sam Harte, manager at Sir Frederic Osborn School’s sports centre, said: “I’m so proud to be a part of This Girl Can in Herts and we will no doubt have a high number of women and girls taking part in their regular sports sessions throughout this week.

“We hope to see the clubs and groups we have here gain extra exposure and more attendees throughout this fantastic initiative.”

This Girl Can in Herts is being spearheaded by the Herts Sports Partnership and supported by the borough council.

For more information on other physical activity initiatives visit www.welhat.gov.uk/hyopa.

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