Active Stirling Inspires and Celebrates Women and Girls in Sport at Active Girls Event
On Wednesday, 4th October 2023, Active Stirling hosted a successful Active Girls Event at The PEAK leisure centre. The event was aimed at celebrating and inspiring women and girls in sport, promoting the importance of physical activity and empowering young girls. The event was supported by Inspire Stirling and Stirling Schools Fit4Girls ambassadors.
The event saw a fantastic turnout of over 100 girls from Stirling’s seven High Schools, who eagerly participated in a variety of engaging activities. The diverse range of activities included curling, circuit training, basketball, and spin cycling. These sessions allowed the girls to explore different sports and discover new areas of interest, fostering their passion for physical activity and personal development.
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In addition to the exciting sports activities, the event featured several informative stalls that provided resources and support for the young attendees. These stalls served as a valuable resource hub, offering guidance, advice, and tools for furthering their sporting and physical activity journey. Active Stirling is proud to have created an inclusive and supportive environment that encourages young girls to participate in sport & physical activity.
As the event drew to a close, a captivating Q&A session was held, featuring three accomplished female athletes. Morag Millar (Dentist & Facial Aesthetics clinic owner, Former European Junior 1500m Champion & Scottish Commonwealth Athlete), Sophie Ogilvie (Great Britain Canoe Athlete), and Alix Robertson (Personal Trainer & Active Stirling Gym Instructor). The athletes shared their inspiring stories, challenges faced, and strategies for success, leaving a lasting impression on the young girls' minds. The Q&A session provided valuable insights into the world of professional sport and careers in physical activity. It served as a powerful motivator for the girls to pursue their journeys in sport & physical activity.
Active Stirling would like to extend its heartfelt gratitude to all participants, athletes, and contributors who made the Active Girls Event such a resounding success. Collaborative efforts like these are integral to empowering and inspiring the next generation of women in sport.
For further information about Active Stirling's classes, programmes, and services, please visit www.activestirling.org.uk. Or find out more about Inspire Stirling’s Youth at www.activestirling.org.uk/services/inspire-stirlings-youth