'She Can Be Active Wiltshire' is our brand new county-wide network created to support women in Wiltshire & Swindon to overcome barriers to being physically active.
She Can Be Active Wiltshire aims to do this through:
Creating local 'She Can Be Active' Networks where women feel safe to share their experiences of physical activity and be active together
Working with physical activity providers to develop activities which tackle the 'enjoyment gap' and reflect what women want
Sharing personal stories, learning, and insight from local 'She Can Be Active' Networks to inspire women to be active and develop greater understanding of barriers facing women in Wiltshire & Swindon
Women's Recreational Football Continues!
Following the success of our taster sessions, we are pleased to announce that a new block of recreational football is scheduled!
6.30 - 7.30
Stanley Park Sports Ground, Chippenham
On Wednesday 1st November, She Can Be Active Wiltshire successfully hosted its first Network Forum at Chippenham Bowls Club. The event amassed interest across the county with over 25 tickets sold to various clubs and individuals within the women's sport sector.The Network's primary objective is to offer a space to share inspiring stories, spark innovative ideas, and stimulate meaningful conversations in the world of women's sport. Thanks to all who attended, and please look out on all social and digital platforms for our next event. We look forward to seeing you there!
Here are some comments made by attendees after the event:
"It was good to hear so many different organisations on the evening in terms of their barriers experienced."
"It was really interesting to find out about the SCBA programme and how it plans to link in with provision across the county."
"Really interesting evening and I'm excited to help/support this."
Some moments from the evening are captured below
Join Your Local Network
She Can Be Active Wiltshire will work alongside local networks created to provide safe spaces for women to share their experiences of physical activity. This collaborative approach will aim to close the enjoyment gap through understanding and challenging the practical and structural obstacles that make physical activity less welcoming for women.
Interested in finding out more about She Can Be Active, or setting up your own local She Can Be Active Network? Get in touch.
Health and Wellbeing Manager
It is my role to implement and monitor a Health & Wellbeing Strategy for the county, engaging with relevant strategic partners to support shared outcomes. The Strategy will support and develop health and wellbeing activities and physical activity programmes to tackle inequalities based on both individual and community need. I also lead a number of community development and engagement projects such as in our role as Local Strategic Partner for the Get Out Get Active programme, Age UK Wiltshire, Park Yoga, and Sport England's Together Fund to help community organisations reduce the negative impact of coronavirus and the widening of the inequalities in sport and physical activity.
Personal interests: keeping active by running, gym, and paddleboarding. I love encouraging my boys to be active and providing them with lots of different activities and opportunities. We enjoy long family walks and swimming together.