Kicking off today, Women’s Sport Week 2017 is a celebratory campaign designed to encourage more women to try out a new sport or physical activity. Highlighting the amazing achievements of our female athletes, coaches and volunteers, it coincides with a big year for elite women’s sport – including the Women’s Cricket and Rugby World Cups, as well as the Women’s European Football and Hockey championships.
Women’s Sport Week aims to raise awareness of the many and varied opportunities for women and girls to take part in sport as well as highlighting the vital contribution women make to the sports industry. With our partners, Women in Sport wants to reach out to the whole community – women and men, girls and boys – and encourage everyone to join in, take part and enjoy this fantastic summer of women’s sport. Mark Sampson – manager of the England women’s football team and patron of Women In Sport
Women’s Sport Week partners and supporters include Women in Sport, BBC Sport, Sky Sports, Department for Culture, Media and Sport, Sport England as well as sport’s National Governing Bodies, including British Rowing.
Women’s sport is doing a good job in highlighting disparities with men’s sport, exemplified by the recent news that the gender prize money gap is narrowing – but the disparities run deeper than prize money at elite level, and it is vital that we maintain and even step up our efforts to keep driving women’s sport forward.
To help celebrate Women’s Sport Week, you are encouraged to join in by wearing your favourite sports kit to work on Friday 23 June. Clear it with your employer, share your photos on social media and Women in Sport will share their favourites. Make your photos extra special by using this photo-frame, especially created for Women’s Sport Week – click here.
The website is full of great ideas on how to get involved – check it out. BBC’s Get Inspired has also flagged up a number of ways to get involved this week and beyond.
KUDOS is delighted to give its wholehearted backing to Women’s Sport Week 2017. The week runs until Friday 25th June and we will be doing our bit this week to celebrate and showcase women’s sport at all levels. Join the campaign on social media using the hashtags #WSW2017 and #mysportingsummer.
KUDOS PASSIONATELY SUPPORTS WOMEN’S SPORT
KUDOS is proud to support and encourage women and girls from all backgrounds to take part in sporting activity.
KUDOS SPORTS – A LEADING SUPPLIER OF CUSTOM SPORTS KIT
KUDOS supplies custom kit to a range of women’s sports clubs across the country – including Carnmoney Ladies Football Club, netball clubs and hockey clubs. We supply made to order teamwear that is built for performance and worn with pride.