With not long to go until the launch of Women’s Sport Wednesdays on 5 October, groups of people are getting together, getting active and raising money for Women in Sport
As a charity transforming sport for the benefit of every woman and girl in the UK, Women in Sport depend upon the support of fundraisers to continue its work.
Inspired by a mission to get more women active, Women’s Sport Wednesdays offers an opportunity for the nation to get behind the cause: just like Boiler Room Ladies FC.
The London-based football club will be supporting Women’s Sport Wednesdays by hosting a five-a-side football tournament on 24 September at the Lucozade Power League in Shoreditch
Boiler Room Ladies FC seek to get more women involved in sport and promote women’s football, through Playing for Kicks, where seven women’s teams will compete on the day.
Playing for Kicks is an event in partnership with The Football Supporters’ Federation, Kick It Out and Fans for Diversity, with 100% of proceeds from the tournament donated to Women in Sport.
With food and entertainment running throughout the course of the day, until the anticipated evening finale, this event highlights how fundraising for Women in Sport can unite the physical, social and health benefits of getting active.
Playing for Kicks is a fantastic fundraising event yet its motivations stretch far beyond the day itself. Boiler Room Ladies FC Manager Trisha Lewis, hopes to promote female team sport, particularly in football, whilst highlighting the impact physical activity can have beyond just competition.
“It’s not about being the best footballer or having thousands of followers, we want women to be able to share their passions and interests whilst being part of a team.”
By working to increase participation and exposure, Trisha hopes to demonstrate the various ways women and girls can enjoy sport, in whatever format they choose.
“Large scale events and tournaments like Playing for Kicks will be a crucial stepping stone in the journey to growing female sport in the future. Not everyone is suited to a competitive or formal style of competition, and the social element of this event we hope will be appealing for teams to enter and the public to support.”
“We are proud to be raising money for Women in Sport, a charity that we as a team firmly believe can change the representation of women’s sport. We hope this event may also inspire other groups, from other sports, to get involved with Women’s Sport Wednesday and raise funds for the charity’s great work.”
Inspired by the Boiler Room Ladies and Playing For Kicks? Visit their website to find out more detail on the event and the club itself.
Or download our Fundraising Pack to find out how you can organise your own Women’s Sport Wednesdays activity or event.
Be sure to check out our page for more information on how you can get involved with Women’s Sport Week in October too.