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Source: Sport England 21.04.22

https://www.sportengland.org/news/girl-can-partners-regatta-great-outdoors-and-strava

 

This Girl Can has announced partnerships with two well known brands as it continues its quest to inspire more women to get active on their own terms. The partnerships, which will launch in May, are the first in an innovative new working model for the award-winning campaign.

Celebrating and building women’s confidence to get active has been at the heart of This Girl Can since its

Source: Sport England 22.03.22

https://www.sportengland.org/news/scarlett-moffatt-teams-girl-can-classes

 

This Girl Can and EMD UK have partnered with television presenter Scarlett Moffatt to help more women re-discover the joy of being active by attending a This Girl Can class.

Launched last year, the classes aim to tackle the ‘enjoyment gap’ as many women report viewing exercise as something to be endured rather than enjoyed.

This Girl Can classes are on a mission to tackle that enjoyment gap

Source: Sport England 22.02.22

https://www.sportengland.org/news/girl-can-teams-parkrun-again

 

The second ever This Girl Can parkrun will celebrate International Women's Day. The first event, back in 2020, saw more than 15,000 additional women and girls taking part as walkers, joggers, runners or volunteers. The gender gap in activity levels persists, though, with women less likely than men to take part in parkrun events - despite registering for the weekly 5km activity in higher numbers.

This

Source: Sport England 06.12.21

https://www.sportengland.org/news/this-girl-can-launches-new-fitness-classes

 

This Girl Can is launching a new range of group exercise classes. The national campaign, which encourages women to be active in any way that works for them, has teamed up with EMD UK – the national governing body for group exercise – to offer lower intensity, fun and supportive sessions for women who may otherwise not feel comfortable attending group exercise classes.

More than 1,500 peo

Source: Sport England 10.11.2021

https://www.sportengland.org/news/guidance-help-leisure-facilities-appeal-more-women

 

New guidance from Sport England aims to help gym and leisure facilities become more welcoming to women and girls in a bid to narrow the gender activity gap. The latest Active Lives report shows men continue to be more regularly active than women, which is why the This Girl Can campaign partnered with ukactive to produce the guidance.

Developed over nine months and using extensi

Source: Sport England 29.09.2021

https://www.sportengland.org/news/new-video-pe-classes-teenage-girls

 

 A new video-on-demand platform is hoping to inspire teenage girls to get active through fun PE lessons. This Girl Can’s Studio You launches today and aims to increase the number of teenage girls meeting the Chief Medical Officer’s guideline level of physical activity for their age.

Currently 57% of girls aged 13-16 are not meeting the guidelines, with a 52.9% citing a lack of confidence and 5

Source: Sport England 11 June 21

https://www.sportengland.org/news/choose-you-during-this-girl-can-week

 

The first This Girl Can Week started on Saturday 12th June as Sport England’s campaign calls on women to choose themselves and take the time to get active.

After more than a year of disruption, the week is a response to Sport England’s own research that shows women have found it harder than men to maintain their activity habits curing the coronavirus pandemic. The figures come from wave 18 o

Source: Sport England 31st May 21

https://www.sportengland.org/news/girl-can-teams-heart

 

This Girl Can has teamed up with the UK’s biggest commercial radio brand to encourage women and girls across the country to come together and get moving. This Girl Can is taking over Heart with the aim of encouraging all women to exercise – regardless of their circumstances and on their own terms.

The takeover comes as a response to Sport England's research showing women, in particular, have struggled to k