This Girl Can is a national campaign celebrating active women. The British Universities & College Sport (BUCS) This Girl Can week aimed to engage as many females in sport and exercise as possible.

In aid of #ThisBUCSGirlsCan, Bournemouth University’s sports department; SportBU; arranged a week of daily activities including;

  • A gym advice hour tailored specifically to women
  • Lunch time classes targeted specifically for women
  • A women’s only taster sports session for just £1
  • Free entry to a women’s only football session, which included a 3v3 inflatable pitch and a Power Strike activity to try out.

The women’s football session had 11 females attend, who really enjoyed trying out the different activities as well as receiving their free Dorset FA water bottles! The coaches and staff from AFC Bournemouth, Dorset County FA and SportBU were all in attendance. This group attend a weekly social football session on Wednesday afternoons and we are now looking at potentially developing this into a weekly Intramural league from February.

Chris Payne, SportBU’s Participation Manager said “At the moment we offer male football at an Intramural level, and would like to replicate an offer with female football.”

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