Following its successful launch last year, Women’s Sport Week returns in October as it continues its bid to raise the profile of women’s sport in the UK.
Sport England, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, and major broadcasters such as the BBC and Sky Sports will join forces with the Women in Sport charity to showcase, celebrate and champion women’s sport at all levels.
Making the most of Olympic momentum
It will look to make the most of the momentum gained from this summer’s Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio, and will raise awareness of sporting opportunities for women by volunteering and getting involved in live sport.
Sky Sports and the BBC have pledged to devote more airtime to showcasing and celebrating women’s sport, while the organisers behind the week are calling on everyone involved in the grassroots sports community to organise events and initiate debate to raise awareness.
Women’s Sport is Growing but there is still room for improvement
Recent research has shown the number of women taking part in regular sport has grown by over a quarter of a million and while attitudes towards women in sport have improved over recent times, now is not the time for complacency and there is plenty of room for further improvement.
The success of the This Girl Can campaign demonstrates that campaigns of this nature can and do have a meaningful and genuine impact. Women’s Sport Week will provide excellent opportunities for the sport sector to not only celebrate the contribution of women to sport but to challenge itself to question what it is doing to make sport – at both grassroots and elite level – as accessible and welcoming as possible for women around the country.
BBC Sport were delighted to win the #BeAGameChanger ‘Media Initiative of the Year’ award for their Women’s Sport Week 2015 coverage – and we are now looking forward to contributing to the success of #WSW16. This is a wonderful opportunity for the BBC to encourage more women and girls to take up sport through inspiring stories and interrogate women’s sport through original journalism to ensure our sportswomen have a level playing field and celebrate how sport empowers all women.Shelley Alexander, Editorial lead on Women’s Sport for the BBC
Women in Sport Week 2016 runs from 3rd-9th October and KUDOS is proud to lend its wholehearted support to this brilliant campaign. We hope as many of you as possible get involved in some capacity.
In the meantime, check out some of last year’s highlights!
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