SCOTTISH WOMEN & GIRLS IN SPORT WEEK 2022
Monday 3 – Sunday 9 October 2022
2022 marked the sixth year we have celebrated the Scottish Women and Girls in Sport Week. The Week provides an opportunity to increase visibility of women and girls in sport and physical activity, showcase partnerships, raise awareness of the barriers, and highlight the many health benefits it can bring.
Playing our part
We have been busy throughout October playing our part to raise the profile of female sporting opportunities across Stirlingshire. We held an Active Girls event at The PEAK in Stirling. We have been sharing inspiring stories from our colleagues and young sports leaders. Working in partnership with our Club Sport Stirling community we have been able to highlight the many club sports sessions for women and girls of Stirling and its surrounding communities. And a 3-month membership at The PEAK was up for grabs in a competition run on social media throughout October to engage with women and hear how sport impacts them. As well as highlighting the many ways to get into sport with Active Stirling.
Active girls event 2022
Active girls’ event 2022
On Wednesday 5 October 2022, Active Stirling hosted their first Active Girls Event at The PEAK in Stirling, as part of Active Scotland’s national initiative ‘Scottish Women and Girls in Sport Week’.
View our video highlight from the event below.
Or read the full story here - Active girls event 2022 latest news
Throughout October we profiled female role models who work with Active Stirling. Hearing the vital role sport plays in all their lives.
Watch their video profiles below.
Our partners ClubSport Stirling work with affiliated sports clubs in Stirling and in communities across Stirlingshire. Many of the clubs offer sessions and clubs for women and girls throughout the year but working in partnership we were able to promote various clubs and activities available during October as part of Active Girls month.
Featured clubs & activities
- Coach my sport: floorball come and try sessions
- Dunblane sport hub: Dunblane dodgers dodgeball come and try session
- Tennis at Stirling lawn tennis and squash club - come and try
- Stirling young curlers – try curling session
- Forth valley orienteering – come and try session
If you are looking for a pathway into sport, Clubs are an excellent option. Not only can you take part in your chosen sport, but you will also be part of a community of like-minded people.
If you would like to find out more about local sports clubs and the opportunities available, please visit our partners, ClubSport Stirling, here - clubsportstirling.org.uk/clubs-and-communities
As part of Active Stirling’s’ commitment to raise the profile of women and girls in sport, we ran a competition on social media throughout October, encouraging women and girls to engage and share their favourite sports and the benefits. We wanted to hear from real women about the sports they enjoy and to connect with other women who may be looking to get involved but would otherwise not know where to start.
And the winner is…
who has WON a 3-month unlimited membership at The PEAK.
The promotion of sport and a physically active life for Women and Girls is so important, with the dropout rate for female participation in sport still far outstripping that of men, we need to break down any barriers and show the benefits sport can have for all women and girls. Our team at Active Stirling have really enjoyed collaborating with our partners and all the participants that managed to get involved this October. But I would encourage any females to keep it going or take steps today to get involved.
Get into sport with Active Stirling
Active Stirling offer a wide range of classes, programmes, and services to support women and girls of all ages and abilities to access the sport and physical activity of their choice.
Group fitness classes are one of our most popular options, and easiest ways to introduce regular fitness activity into your week. Join our highly-trained and experienced instructors, with classes available for ages 16yrs+ and all levels of ability.
Whether you're working to increase your fitness or mobility levels — the benefits of exercise in terms of health and wellbeing are always worth the effort! Have a look at our current programmes and activities.
We also provide a range of other services, support, and resources to help you make physical activity a part of your everyday life.