This Girl Can gets hundreds of women and girls exercising

A primary school football tournament for the next generation of England's lionesses rounded off a successful This Girl Can Week for Welwyn Hatfield.

This Girl Can football tournament winners

More than 100 sport and exercise sessions took place all over the borough, encouraging women and girls to try something new, or rekindle their love for a former hobby.

 

The St John's Digswell team won the primary school tournament which took place at Monks Walk School on Friday, hoping to inspire more young girls to take up football as World Cup fever grips the nation.

 

Milan Johnston, Sports Partnerships Officer at Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council, said:

 

I'd like to thank all our partners who worked hard to put on such a broad variety of sessions - from weightlifting to self-defence - there was something for all ages and abilities.

 

We're thrilled to have attracted so many women and girls to the sessions and hope it will have a lasting impact on their health and wellbeing for many years to come.