Women in Sport work closely with the County Sport Partnership (CSP) Network and a number of individual CSPs across England. In November last year, we teamed up with Sport England to deliver two ‘train the trainer’ style workshops to enable CSP staff to share our key insights and advice across local networks.
Women in Sport produced a toolkit, providing slides and accompanying notes to make it easy for CSPs to deliver individual meetings, workshops and larger presentations about how to effectively engage women and girls in programmes.
The toolkit covers the following topics highlighting research findings and application techniques; understanding your audience, marketing and communications, planning your sessions and keeping them coming back.
Women in Sport has already received feedback from a host of CSPs, including Get Berkshire Active and Hertfordshire Sports Partnership, who we’ve shared good practice using Women in Sport’s content to transform sport for the benefit of women and girls in their area.
Added to this, Somerset Activity and Sports Partnership have hosted workshops to support sporting outlets within the county.
LAURA DYKE, SPORTS DEVELOPMENT OFFICER, SOMERSET ACTIVITY AND SPORTS PARTNERSHIP, HAS BEEN USING THE WORKSHOP AND SAID:
“The workshops have proved very popular with a wide range of partners across the county. The feedback showed how useful it was for them. We are now looking forward to further supporting various clubs and groups across the county looking to get more women and girls active.”
It is great to see the toolkit being used so pro-actively. We encourage all CSPs to have a look at the toolkit and share with locally, it’s a great tool to use and to help partners think differently about how they align their programmes for women and girls.
The toolkit is part of our CSP resource hub, which has lots of tailored information. If you have any questions on our CSP support or further examples email firstname.lastname@example.org.