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Get ready to wiggle, jiggle, move and prove that judgement is a barrier that can be overcome

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Posted: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 15:49

Get ready to wiggle, jiggle, move and prove that judgement is a barrier that can be overcome

This Girl Can is a national campaign developed by Sport England and a wide range of partnership organisations. It's a celebration of active women up and down the country who are doing their thing no matter how well they do it, how they look or even how red their face gets.

Fear of judgement is stopping many of us from taking part in exercise. But as thousands of women up and down the country are proving, it really doesn't have to.

Sport England's CEO, Jennie Price, said: "Before we began this campaign, we looked very carefully at what women were saying about why they felt sport and exercise was not for them. Some of the issues, like time and cost, were familiar, but one of the strongest themes was a fear of judgement. Worries about being judged for being the wrong size, not fit enough and not skilled enough came up time and again. Every single woman I have talked to about this campaign – and that is now hundreds – has identified with this, and it is that fear of not being 'good enough' in some way, and the fear that you are the only one who feels like that, that we want to address.

"In This Girl Can we want to tell the real story of women who exercise and play sport. They come in all shapes and sizes and all levels of ability. They have a myriad of reasons for doing what they do. If you are wondering if you should join them – or carry on – this campaign says it really doesn't matter if you are a bit rubbish or completely brilliant, the main thing is that you are a woman and you are doing something, and that deserves to be celebrated."

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Partners

  • Leicestershire County Council
    Rutland County Council
    Age UK L&R
    Equality Standard
    Sport England
  • Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    County Sport Network
    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    Blaby District Council
    North West Leicestershire District Council
  • British Heart Foundation
    QUEST
    Safeguarding
    Harborough District Council
    Leicester City Council
  • East Midlands Platform
    Loughborough University
    Charnwood Borough Council
    Melton Borough Council

Partners

  • Equality Standard
    Sport England
  • Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    County Sport Network
  • Blaby District Council
    Safeguarding
  • Leicester City Council
    Harborough District Council
  • Leicestershire County Council
    North West Leicestershire District Council
  • Rutland County Council
    Age UK L&R
  • East Midlands Platform
    Melton Borough Council
  • Charnwood Borough Council
    QUEST
  • British Heart Foundation
    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
  • Loughborough University