Greater Manchester Sport supports #ACTIV8afriend - a gentle 'nudge' every month to help get more women more ACTIVE!
Women take the lead in Greater Manchester
Between January to March 2016 GreaterSport developed and delivered a successful 3 month pilot, which saw 82 females get active with their family and friends at at parks, community centres and other venues that they normally go to in their everyday lives. 12 of these participants were also mentored and up skilled to be able to deliver the sessions, making them sustainable.
Research identifies that 1.7 million fewer women than men in England take part in sport or physical activity for the required 1 x 30 minutes per week. It highlights that factors to overcome this, and get more females active are; to tailor the activity to the group in respect of venue and time, focus on the social element, and ensure that the session leaders reflect the demographic of the group.
Making a change - The project aimed to 'Identify passionate and enthusiastic female coaches, to inspire and motivate females not only get active but to take the lead as well, in their own social setting'. We worked with:
Passionate Female coaches already delivering in Greater Manchester to work as mentors.
Already established female social groups based around four areas: School Gate mums, Slimming Clubs, Hairdressers and Higher Education.
More info: @GreaterSport www.greatersport.co.uk
So why not join us? Keep the spirit of @WomenSportsWeek & #ThisGIRLCan alive - #ACTIV8afriend once a month on the 8th! More info HERE - and don't forget our FREE #FemaleFriendly activity-finder - ACTIVEMapX - HERE - 32,000 people are now listed - are you?
Promote your video on #ACTIV8TV? Send a link to firstname.lastname@example.org with some info about your club/class.
Supported by the MOVEFIT show - 10-12th March 2017 - MORE INFO