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University’s first female takeover event kicks off at Walsall campus


The University of Wolverhampton is set to host its first female takeover event designed to encourage women of all ages and backgrounds to get involved in sports and physical activity.

The female takeover event follows the successful WLV Sport bid, funded by the Lottery, Sport England, and Active Black Country.

The free event will take place on February 25 at the University’s Sports Centre based at its Walsall Campus and will run from 6.30 pm until 9 pm.

Throughout the evening, a variety of activities will take place for attendees to discover a range of sports, learn new skills, and have fun.

Women’s only activities include self-defence classes, exercise classes and demonstrations as well as fun and structured sessions such as ‘get into netball’ and badminton & babble, all delivered by the University’s WLV Sport team.

Attendees will also have free access to the newly refurbished WLV Gym throughout their visit as well as enjoying entertainment by stilt walkers and free face painting.

Lee Hardwick, Project Lead said: “We are so pleased to have been successful in the bid to host our first female takeover event, to offer a brand-new initiative exclusively for females.

 “Here at WLV Sport, we are always looking at opportunities to encourage healthy lifestyles for our students, staff, and the community.

“Our female takeover event has been specifically designed for females of all ages to enjoy the sporting activities we have on offer, whilst using our state-of-the-art facilities at our Walsall Campus Sports Centre.

“It’s the perfect opportunity to try something new, get back into sport, and meet new people while keeping yourselves active.”

The event is open to female staff, students, and the community aged 14 and over, attendees under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

The second female takeover event will follow later this year.

Register for the free event or find out more by contacting Natalie Gould 01902 518900. Members are able to register via the WLV Sport app.

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