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, Sport England, National Governing Bodies, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, and major broadcasters have announced the date for the UK’s second Women’s Sport Week. Starting on Monday 3rd October, the week will celebrate and showcase women’s sport at every level, from the grassroots 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.
Women in Sport will be highlighting the importance of commercial investment in women’s sport through publication of its annual sponsorship audit, and will be launching a fundraising campaign to help transform sport for the benefit of every woman and girl in the UK.
If you would like to get involved in Women’s Sport Week and be the first to hear about the plans and activities taking place please register here.