Thursday 29th September 2016

Women in Sport Week 2016 starts on October 3rd!

Women’s Sport Week returns to raise the profile of women’s sport in the UK.

Women’s Sport Week 2016

Women’s Sport Week returns to raise the profile of women’s sport in the UK.

Leading charity Women in Sport, have announced the date for the UK’s second Women’s Sport Week. Starting on Monday October 3rd.  The week will celebrate and showcase women’s sport at every level, from the grass-roots to the elite, and will highlight the incredible contribution that women make to sport.

The aims of the week are to:

1) Improve the media profile of women’s sport and female athletes
2) Raise awareness of inclusive opportunities for women and girls to take part in sport
3) Encourage women’s representation in sport leadership and workforce

Building on the momentum from the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio this summer, the collective force behind Women’s Sport Week calls on everyone within the sports community and beyond to use this occasion to organise events, generate debate, and show their support to help women and girls reach their full potential through sport.

Scottish Student Sport will be supporting this week by highlighting some amazing Women in Sport from the student sector in Scotland.  Each day we’ll use Social Media to focus on someone who is helping to take student sport forward.  Please follow SSS on Facebook and Twitter to follow our campaign starting on Monday October 3rd.  We want to help transform sport for the benefit of every woman and girl in the UK.

For more information about Women in Sport Week or to find out more about the charity please check out their website;