Time for woman to get active in Welwyn Hatfield

PUBLISHED: 09:00 24 September 2016

This Girl Can rounders

This Girl Can rounders


Calling all ages, shapes and sizes – it’s time to grab your costume, trainers, rhythm or racquet for ‘This Girl Can’ in Welwyn Hatfield.

The 10 day programme, running from October 3-13, is packed with activities, ranging from diving and snorkelling to foot golf, netball and running.

Each provider has organised female-friendly taster sessions, especially tailored for first-timers, or anyone rediscovering a former hobby.

The programme aims to increase female participation in sport, with more than half of women in Welwyn Hatfield currently doing no activity or exercise.

Chloe Robertson, Youth and Sports Partnership Officer at Welwyn Hatfield Council, said: “With the holiday period over and kids back to school, there’s no better time to kick-off ‘This Girl Can’.

“It’s not easy for anyone to start a new club or activity, and for women it can be even harder – especially if school P.E lessons were your last exercise experience.

“This isn’t about being an elite athlete, these 10 days are for everyone; to know that they will be greeted with a friendly welcome, be surrounded by like-minded people and not be judged on ability.

“Being active has so many benefits – socially, mentally, physically and emotionally – and I hope this makes a positive and lasting difference to the lives of as many women in Welwyn Hatfield as possible.”

Councillor Tony Kingsbury, executive member for policy and culture, said: “I’d like to thank all the local sports and activities clubs for getting involved in this programme, and I hope the women and girls of Welwyn Hatfield seize this fantastic opportunity and go along to one or more sessions.”

There are over 80 sessions running over the 10 days. To view the full calendar, go to: www.welhat.gov.uk/thisgirlcan or call 01707 357168 for more information.

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