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City celebrates women in sport with This Girl Can

Published Monday, 3rd December, 2018 in Sport

Last week City hosted a week of events as part of the This Girl Can initiative. For those of you who missed it, it is a year-round national campaign encouraging women to take part in sports. Events were facilitated by, CitySport and encouraged female staff and students to take part in activities they have not tried before.

With 172 female students representing City in competition and 13 female sports teams, classes included everything from beginner weight lifting to ‘neon afrobeats’, ‘swing & slam’ and more.

The campaign also offered a chance to celebrate the fact that over the past year, 3,365 women have been able to use CitySport gym for physical activity and exercise.

Anne Onwusiri, (MSc, Speech and Language Therapy), who attended the weight lifting class said: “I have always wanted to learn more about weightlifting, but have been quite afraid to try on my own in the gym, so classes like this are good as I was able to do something new and have fun.”

The week of This Girl Can events might be over but you can still get involved in sports and activities on campus. Check out CitySport for classes and gym memberships and the sports club pages for team activities.