Event to champion females in sport

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An all-day sports event to celebrate and champion females in sport will be hosted by the University of Wolverhampton.

Female students from primary and secondary schools will take part in ‘This Girl Will’ at the Walsall Campus on Wednesday, 5 December 2018.

The event will feature Worcester Valkyries and England International Rugby player, Lydia Thompson, who has represented England 38 times and was nominated for the World Rugby Women’s Player of the Year award in 2017.

It will be the fourth time the University has hosted the event, which is aimed at Year Six primary school pupils and Year 10-12 secondary students.

Dr Chris Sellars, Head of Department (Partnerships), Institute of Human Sciences, said: “This all-day sport event is all about celebrating and championing females in Sport. The aim is to enthuse females to support and guide other girls to become more involved in PE, sport and physical activity and embrace a future healthy lifestyle.

“This year we will be focusing on implementing the acronym of CARE (Creativity, Aspiration, Resilience and Empathy). Sessions on the day will cover encouraging creativity, forming active aspirations, building resilience together and championing empathy.”

Helen Keane, Senior Lecturer in Physical Education, said: “This year we will be focusing on implementing the acronym of CARE (Creativity, Aspiration, Resilience and Empathy). Sessions on the day will cover encouraging creativity, forming active aspirations, building resilience together and championing empathy.”

The event aligns with the ‘Girls Active’ and ‘Stepping Up for Change’ initiatives through the Youth Sport Trust, which is funded by Sport England.

For more information about the event, email: FEHWOutreach@wlv.ac.uk  

Further information

For more information please contact the Media Relations Office on 01902 32 2736 or 01902 518647.

Date Issued: Friday, 30 November 2018

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