This Girl Can - and you did!

Welwyn Hatfield Borough council teamed up with local sports clubs, organisations and schools for another successful This Girl Can campaign inspiring women and girls across the borough to get active.

Ladies playing golf

It was Welwyn Hatfield's most successful This Girl Can to date with over 70 sport and leisure activities to choose from during the borough's week-long event, including a primary school festival at Monks Walk School, which was attended by 110 girls.

Around 150 women and girls, including some from Ukraine, took part in golf at Mill Green, over 50 girls took part in a rugby session at Welwyn RFC, while the cycling and paddleboarding sessions also proved to be very popular.

Councillor Terry Mitchinson, Executive Member, Leisure and Community, said:

I'd like to thank our partners and all the women and girls who took part and made our This Girl Can week the most successful yet. I'm so impressed again with the dedication shown in both the organising and in the taking part.

Cllr Barbara Fitzsimon, Mayor of Welwyn Hatfield, added: "With so many fantastic activities available, from bowls to yoga, there was something for all ages and abilities to try. I hope many more women and girls have been inspired to give sport and physical activity a go."

Since taking part in a This Girl Can gym workshop, Agata has been a regular at the gym. She said: "During the session, I learned new exercises, how to use the gym machines and had a posture assessment. I have learnt a lot and was able to put all my knowledge into practice. I appreciated the ladies-only session as it made me feel more comfortable sharing and learning with other women."

If you missed out on This Girl Can week in Welwyn Hatfield, there's another chance to try more fun activities, including lacrosse, pickleball and yoga, at the council's women and girls' festival on Saturday 16 July, 10am - 2pm, at Peartree Primary School in WGC.

If you'd like to find out more about activities in the borough for women and girls, please contact:

This Girl Can is a Sport England campaign. To learn more about This Girl Can.