Forfar’s Active Girls Day Celebration
07 Oct 2019
ANGUSalive in partnership with Angus Active Schools and Forfar Community Sports Hub have come together to celebrate the national initiative Active Girls Day on Friday 4 October at Forfar Community Campus. Over 50 girls from all over Angus arrived to take part in a fun filled day of sporting sessions.
Active Girls Day is a national initiative to celebrate the amazing work going into girls' sport, the progress around girls' participation, and the incredible role models making it happen. In Forfar, ANGUSalive, Active Schools and Forfar Community Sports Hub have worked in partnership to deliver a fantastic day of sporting opportunities run by the local sports clubs, associated to the hub.
Forfar CSH is newly established and it is great to see them coming together to run an event specifically for girls to take part in. This provides pathways for the girls to attend club sessions along with creating and enhancing school-club links through the Active Schools team. The sports clubs involved are: Forfar Badminton Club, Forfar Golf Club, Netball, Tayside Musketeers, Forfar Farmington Football Club, Strathmore Cricket Club and Strathmore Rugby Club.
The Active Girls day is a national initiative and it is really positive to see that we have reached out to 54 girls throughout Angus to take part in the activities we have on offer. The girls will have the opportunity to take part in all of the sports and hopefully follow up by returning to a club session. It was such a fantastic day for all partners to be involved in and put on a great event for all the keen active girls.
ANGUSalive Chief Executive Kirsty Hunter said: “ANGUSalive has really enjoyed working in partnership with our local clubs and Active Schools to run this fantastic initiative to get more girls active right here in Angus. It was fantastic to see over 50 girls taking part in six different activities throughout the day delivered by enthusiastic local coaches, some trying new activities out for the first time. We hope this opportunity will inspire the girls to be healthy, active and creative throughout their lives by continuing to participate in sport and physical activity regularly.”
Angus Council Active Schools Leads Coordinator Andy Garnett said, “Active Schools is delighted to be supporting the local Community Sports Hub in Forfar, along with ANGUSalive, to deliver such a fantastic day for girls looking to be active in the local area. This event together with activities in Arbroath, Carnoustie and Kirriemuir, being delivered by Active Schools, will ensure Active Girls day really is something to celebrate in Angus.”
Cllr Derek Wann said, “This is a really important initiative to support the promotion of female participation in sport and to address inequalities in participation opportunities for girls and young women.”