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We’d love to hear about what you’re getting up to for Women’s Sport Week 2016 (#WSW16). Whether you’re in training, organising activities for women and girls in your local area, completing a big challenge, aiming to achieve something remarkable or just want to share your story to help to inspire others: we would love to hear from you and feature you as part of Women’s Sport Week.


Victoria Taylor – Indoor rowing champion

Victoria Taylor has written a blog for Women’s Sport Week on why and how indoor rowing became the sport for her.

Read the full piece HERE


Paula Chance – Roller Derby

Paula Chance, a Women’s Sport Network member tells us all about her Women’s Sport Week.

Read HERE


The Magenta Project – Hannah Diamond part of the first all-female crew for Extreme Sailing Series

The Magenta Project has an affiliated sailing team competing in the Extreme Sailing Circuit, taking place in Lisbon, Portugal from 7-9th October.

This is the first time that an all-female team will take on this event, which is sailed in high performance catamarans.

Hannah Diamond has written a blog for Women’s Sport Week, read HERE


Rounders Golden bat relay ensures Women’s Sport Week Sparkles

Galvanised by the aim of Women’s Sport Week, Rounders England, along with five local delivery partners, have launched a Rounders Golden Bat Relay. Cornwall Sports Partnership kicked off the spectacle on Tuesday evening at their indoor venue in Newent. On Monday 10 October, Leagues4you in Gloucester will close the showcase.

Read the full story HERE


 

Natasha Hunt – England Rugby

Natasha Hunt has written about her journey to becoming an England Rugby Scrum-half for Women’s Sport Week and the unveiling of the Red Roses.

Read the full piece HERE


 Holly Lam Moores

Holly is also proving to be one of the brightest coaching talents in the country. She is the head coach of the girl’s National Academy, and the GB girl’s Under-16 programme. Holly also took the Warrington Wolves under-18 girls team all the way to the national finals at the Copper Box in 2015-16. Here she tells us about her coaching journey, what she gets from coaching, and what she would advise any aspiring young coach.

Read her blog for Women’s Sport Week HERE


Kate Samways – My journey into cycling

We met Kate Samways at our first Insight: On Tour workshop in Nottingham and were inspired by her story. She has written this piece for us as part of Women’s Sport Week.

Read her blog HERE


Agi Foeglin

Agnes (Agi) Foeglin coaches Cambridge men’s handball team, who play in Super-8, the top league in England. She also coaches training sessions for the Cambridge women’s team – who she plays for – helping them to promotion to Super-7 in 2015-16.

Agi, who first played handball aged 10 in her native Germany, does all this voluntarily. She works as a biomedical scientist/researcher at Cambridge University.

Here she talks about the differences between coaching male and female players, and her experiences of being a female handball coach in England.


AMANDA’S JOURNEY BRINGS TOGETHER WE WILL CAMPAIGN TO A FINALE

Over the last three months, Together We Will has followed busy mum of four, Amanda Worne’s every move. Now, as the campaign reaches a finale, Together We Will is delighted to share Amanda’s journey – to motivate and encourage disabled people and their friends and family to be active and stay active all year round.

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