BUCS This Girl Can Week ran from the 19-25th November 2018, based on Sport England’s campaign ‘This Girl Can’.
Loads of you got involved in many different ways. Here’s a look back at how.
On Monday, the start of BUCS This Girl Can week, one of our Gryphons swam the entire length of the channel down at The Edge! Sadie, a member of the Women’s Hockey club, completed 1344 lengths in the pool and has managed to raise over £650 so far – if you’d like to to add to that tally, then you can donate here.
Women’s Football starred in our #OneToWatch on Twitter for BUCS Wednesday, whilst over on Instagram, Women’s Hockey took over for the day.
Ailie Rennie, the women’s football club captain, wrote a fantastic blog about her experiences and the opportunities football has given her as part of This Girl Can week. If you haven’t had a chance to read it yet, please do.
It was an amazing effort by all teams as usual, but the pick of the bunch from BUCS Wednesday was Squash 1s and Lacrosse 1s, winning 4-0 and 12-6 respectively.
Over the weekend, Jiu Jitsu competed in the Atemi Nationals and Women’s Cricket played fixtures for the BUCS Indoor league. Jiu Jitsu finished 2nd overall, with Emily Knight earning an individual silver in the Green Belt! Cricket managed to win 5 out of 7 of their fixtures, finishing 3rd in their league.
We also highlighted our fantastic female volunteers and all the great work they’re doing in the community. Did you know 71% of our sports volunteers are female?
It was great to see so many of you getting involved in the campaign. We look forward to seeing what you get up to for the rest of the year!