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Warwick Girls Can

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Monday 8 - Sunday 14 May

We all start from somewhere, even if that somewhere is really far away

- Mai, Student

Funded by BUCS and Sport England, Warwick Sport is bringing back its successful campaign Warwick Girls Can with the aim of setting a new tone for female participation on campus, as staff and students of all ages are addressed and encouraged to get active and put their health first.

Warwick Girls Can celebrates the active lives of women on campus: the woman who cycles to work to clear her mind, the woman who uses exercise to benefit her health, the woman who runs to escape and explore.

The Warwick Girls Can week of the 8 – 14 May will host a variety of free activities for women to join in with, such as Boxing, Dancing and Yoga, as well as female only free gym times.

Warwick Sport aims to offer a wide variety of activities to support female participation in sport such as female only swim, football programmes for various age groups, as well as training and mentoring support for careers in sport.

I don’t feel guilty about prioritizing my wellbeing, thinking that I should be doing something for someone else”

- Zoe, Staff

Sport England’s This Girl Can campaign sets to help women overcome the fear of judgement that is stopping too many women and girls from getting active, as well as the cultural assumptions about femininity, that prevent women from engaging in sport and exercise.

Inspired by the national This Girl Can campaign, Warwick Sport aims to inspire and motivate female students and staff to get active and spend some quality time with friends or on their own, empowering them to make their own health and wellbeing a priority.

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Free Classes and Events

A variety of free early evening activities for women to join in with, such as Boxing, Dancing and Yoga.

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Stories

Hear from the real women that featured in this campaign. They are locals like you.

Choose to be more involved

the only person stopping you is yourself

- Hannah, Student

Choose to have an impact 

Daniella studies Medicine at Warwick Medical School and is part of the Medics Women's Football Club. She has been a football activator for two years.

It’s an exciting time for women’s football, and if I have the chance to create an accessible environment that breaks down gender barriers, promotes women’s health and fosters positive relationships, then I’ll definitely take it.’

- Daniella, Student

Hear from Daniella why football is so important to her and how it empowers her, in the video on the right side.

Want to find out more about giving back, click here to learn about our volunteering programme.

Buddy Scheme

The aim of the Get Active Buddy Scheme is to provide an opportunity for students and staff to connect with a group or a buddy to get active together. Our new buddy scheme wants to help you achieve your goals with the support of each other.

Once you have completed the interest form we will connect you with someone else who has similar interests in working out. Whether it’s running, swimming, racquet sports or strength workouts, whatever your interest, simply complete the buddy scheme form and let us connect you.

As part of the launch of This Warwick Girl Can our blogger Hannah (read her blog here) has committed herself and other members of the Barbell club, to support females who are interested in strength training, across the week of Warwick Girls Can (8 – 14 May).