This year marks the fifth anniversary of Active Scotland's annual Scottish Women and Girls in Sport Week. The week provides the chance to increase visibility and participation of women and girls in sport and physical activity, and the benefits it can have on physical, mental and social health.
During this week, we take a look at some of our own female role models in sport and physical activity at Active Stirling.

MEET JANELLE

Q. What do you do at Active Stirling?

A. I support the St Ninian’s and Stirling communities, clubs and individuals to engage and strengthen sport and physical activity opportunities in the area.

Q. What advice do you have for women and girls in sport?

A. Be open to trying sport and when you find something you like, stick with it. Sport is a great way to make friends, have fun and learn new skills.

MEET GRACE

Q. What do you do at Active Stirling?

A. In addition to my Active Schools role, I work with volunteers to support sport and physical activities in the community, where they can gain valuable experience towards a career in sport.

Q. What advice do you have for women and girls in sport?

A. Be yourself and be confident in being an individual. Use the positives of social media but don’t let it define it as the norm, it’s not. You are the norm.

MEET SUSAN

Q. What do you do at Active Stirling?

A. Through sport and physical activity, I support children from 6 months to 5 years to grow and develop physical abilities along with their social, emotional and cognitive skills.

Q. What advice do you have for women and girls in sport?

A. Be confident in your own ability, believe in yourself. Take time to listen to and learn from others. We work better and stronger when we work and support each other.

MEET NATALIE

Q. What do you do at Active Stirling?

A. I provide sport and physical activity opportunities for children in Raploch Primary School during school and out in the community. I also work with volunteers to support activities where they gain valuable experience towards a career in sport.

Q. What advice do you have for women and girls in sport?

A. Be confident in your own ability and have FUN! Engage in a sport or sports you enjoy, and you’ll grow stronger as a person, mentally and physically.

MEET VIKKI

Q. What do you do at Active Stirling?

A. I use sport and physical activities to break down barriers for those that face challenges to participate. I help them develop confidence and independence and build self-worth.

Q. What advice do you have for women and girls in sport?

A. Be the woman who believes in yourself. Anything is possible if you work hard for it. Don’t let anyone or anything take that away.