Worcs Girls Can Receives Funding Boost

Worcs Girls Can Receives Funding Boost

Posted: Fri, 30 Nov 2018 15:49

Worcs Girls Can Receives Funding Boost

Oakland Foundation set to support Worcs Girls Can in Redditch and Bromsgrove.

The county-wide campaign, styled on the national 'This Girl Can' initiative is designed to get women and girls moving, regardless of their shape, size or ability. Collaborating with eight lead schools, a number of supporting schools, leisure providers and sporting organisations across the county, the Sports Partnership will transform girls' PE and sport from 4-10th March 2019.

According to findings from the Office for National Statistics, girls are less likely to participate in sports activities than boys, with a daily participation rate of 26 per cent, compared with 39 per cent for eight-15-year-old males. Worcs Girls Can aims to tackle these stark inequalities through its vibrant campaign, and is therefore delighted to receive a funding boost from local charity, Oakland Foundation.

Stephen Brewster, Chief Executive Officer of the Sports Partnership Herefordshire and Worcestershire said, "Physical activity participation among women and girls is a priority for the Sports Partnership Herefordshire and Worcestershire."

"The county-wide 'Worcs Girls Can' campaign has enabled us to collaborate with our local schools, clubs and organisations to help break down the barriers to sport and physical activity for young women. Thus far we have been successful in engaging over 3000 women and girls through Worcs Girls Can and, with the support of local organisations, we hope to make an even bigger impact

"We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the Oakland Foundation for supporting Worcs Girls Can in Redditch and Bromsgrove; their support will help us to increase the impact we have and inspire more young women to overcome the barriers of being physically active."

Tags: Bromsgrove, Redditch, This Girl Can, Worcestershire