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Sporting sessions

She wants to, she can do!

Free sporting activities for Women this month in Bedford Borough

 

Bedford Borough Council has joined forces with Fusion Leisure and the ‘This Girl Can’ campaign from Sport England to offer a week of free activities and sports sessions for women in Bedford Borough.

 

Bedford Borough Council’s Sports Development Unit and Fusion Lifestyle are working together to offer a wide variety of sessions for women by women. All 29 sessions are based at Fusion Leisure’s facilities across Bedford Borough.

 

Every session is free of charge for women and girls, in order to encourage them to try something new and get active! There is so much on offer, including – Zumba, Nordic walking, badminton, and even rugby.

 

There are 2 million fewer women than men regularly playing sport in England, and according to research from Sport England over 13 million women say they would like to participate in more sport and physical activity.

 

Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture, Councillor Sarah-Jayne Holland said ‘Helping more people get active means happier, healthier communities so getting women and girls more involved in sport and physical activity is really important.’

 

‘There is so much on offer for all abilities and I would like to encourage women and girls in Bedford Borough to give something new a try with our Sports Development team!’

 

This initiative has been supported by a generous grant from ‘The Eileen Alexander Legacy Fund’ from The Bedford Physical Education Old Students’ Association which aims to promote physical activity in Bedford Borough.

 

The week of activities takes place between Sunday 23rd April and Sunday 30th April 2017. There is no need to pre-book but please be aware that all sessions are on a first come first served basis and some sessions have limited numbers. Further information will be provided at the end of every session about how you can continue with the activity.

 

To find out more and see a full list of classes available please visit our She wants to, she can do! webpage. For more information about other local opportunities in sport please visit: www.bedford.gov.uk/sport

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