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Scottish Women and Girls in Sport Week – get involved!

Tuesday 27th October 2020

Eilidh Doyle at the 2018 Commonwealths when she won hurdles silver and helped 4x400m team set a National Record (photo by Bobby Gavin)

This week is Scottish Women and Girls in Sport Week and we’re keen to see the athletics community getting involved with events through the week – particularly on Friday’s Active Girls Day – more details on how to do that below.

You can tweet throughout the week with the hashtag #SheCanSheWill to highlight what your club is up to, or take part in some of the organised events going on during the week.

At 7pm on Thursday (29 October), Eilidh Doyle will be among those on a panel conversation organised by Active Scotland, on the impact and importance of physical activity for women and girls in Scotland.

Also joining the panel will be Nasreen Choudhry, a  jogscotland member who runs with groups at Dundee International Women’s Centre and TaySmilers.

The event will be held on Zoom – you can sign up in advance using the link in the tweet below:

On Friday 30 October, we’ll be marking Active Girls Day and we’re inviting you to get involved!

Studies show that girls are much more likely than boys to drop out of sports and physical activity during their teens, for a whole range of reasons, which may include peer pressure, body image and confidence.

So we are delighted to celebrate Active Girls Day, with the aim of showing girls of all ages the joy of being active. Of course, we also welcome women of all ages to take part as role models!

We’re inviting athletics clubs, schools, families, junior jog groups – anyone in a position to encourage girls to get active – as well as older runners, to join us.

Sign up by emailing Andrea Gavin on andrea.gavin@scottishathletics.org.uk and you’ll receive our pack with three suggested activity options for girls of all ages. Or if you have an idea of your own, sign up and let us know what you’re up to!

If you’re able, post photos from your activity via social media and tag us (@scotathletics on Twitter and or the hashtag #ActiveGirls) and we’ll share them.

Please only do this if you have permission for us to share the photos via social media, and via our other channels such as PB and Stride magazines, and the scottishathletics/jogscotland websites.

Find out more from Andrea herself on this video. You can also download our accessible Active Girls Day Poster created with Boardmaker.

Tags: Active Girls Day, Eilidh Doyle, jogscotland

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