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Sports clubs wanted to inspire young women to get active

Sports clubs across Malvern Hills district are being urged to join a new campaign to encourage young women to take part in physical activity.

The ‘This Worcs Girl Can’ campaign will run between Monday, 29 February and Sunday, 6 March with a week’s worth of activities at four schools in the district – The Chase, Dyson Perrins, Tenbury High and The Chantry.

Sports clubs will be offered the chance to run taster sessions throughout the week and there will also be the opportunity for them to promote what they have to offer at a special marketplace event, being held on the Monday at the school nearest to them.

Local female sports personalities will be present at each of the schools and a mass Zumba session is also planned.

The campaign aims to build on the successful national Sport England ‘This Girl Can’ scheme and encourage more young women to get involved in sport to develop skills, social networks and general wellbeing.

Action for Children is running the campaign which is being supported by Malvern Hills District Council, among others.

Vanessa Cole, Head of Services at Malvern Hills Early Help, said: “One of the main purposes of this initiative is to support young women to develop positive mental health and self-image.

We are really looking forward to helping lots of young women on the day and seeing them enjoy what the event has to offer.”

Cllr Phil Grove, Leader of Malvern Hills District Council, said: “We have a lot of fantastic clubs and facilities available for young people in the area, and this event is a brilliant opportunity

for them to promote and show the excellent opportunities and activities they have available.”

To get involved in the week long event email Vanessa Vanessa.cole@actionforchildren by 29 January. For more information visit www.facebook.com/ThisWorcsGirlCan or follow @WorcsGirlCan on Twitter.

More information about This Worcs Girl Can will be provided at a club development evening on Thursday 21 January at Dyson Perrins School, delivered by Malvern Hills District Council and Sports Partnership Herefordshire and Worcestershire. The evening will provide information on finances, management, people and marketing. Sports clubs within the district interested in attending should contact Jordan Jordan.cotton@malvernhills.gov.uk to register by 7 January, 2016.