Women's Sport week celebrated in Derbyshire
Posted: Mon, 19 Jun 2017 13:00
Positioned at the start of a packed summer of elite women's sport, Women's Sport Week takes place this week and Derbyshire Sport is celebrating local women through our new campaigns Ripley Girls Can and Pinxton Girls Can. The aim of the campaigns is to get women active at a very local level and will offer opportunities to do so. Ripley Girls Can has already seen the launch of the campaign with a Party in the Dark on Friday 16 June with Pinxton hosting a similar event on 12 July.
This year also sees a host of international women's sporting events taking place, including the Women's Cricket and Rugby World Cups (taking place in the UK and Ireland) and the Women's European Football and Hockey championships, ensuring 2017 is set to be one of the greatest years yet for elite women's sport.
Tracey Crouch, Minister for Sport, said: "We want more women and girls to get involved in sport and enjoy the huge benefits that being active brings to their lives.
Women's Sport Week is a fantastic campaign that encourages more women to try out a new sport or physical activity and celebrates the amazing achievements of our female athletes, coaches and volunteers. With a number of major events taking place, 2017 is a big year for women's sport and I know that the nation will be right behind our inspirational female stars."
This year's campaign will build on the momentum of last year's successful Women's Sport Week in October 2016, and will encourage the public to have fun and celebrate this vintage summer of women's sport by watching, listening, volunteering and taking part in sporting activities. It is hoped that the campaign will generate debate and encourage people to show their support, in order to help more women and girls reach their full potential through sport.
More information on Ripley Girls Can and Pinxton Girls Can can be found on our website, with more information for all women of Derbyshire looking to get active here