Women’s Sport Week is a national awareness week to celebrate and showcase women’s sport at every level, from the grassroots to the elite, and highlight the incredible contribution that women make to sport. The overall aim is to get more women and girls physically active and playing sport and for everyone to enjoy, engagae and experience sport.
The summer of 2017 is set to be a vintage summer for women’s sport with the Women’s Cricket, Lacrosse and Rugby World Cups and the European Football and Hockey Championships, to name just a few of this summer’s elite women’s sport competitions.
Women’s Sport Week is an opportunity to use this occasion to organise events, generate debate and show support to help women and girls reach their full potential through sport.
During the week, Sky Sports and the BBC will devote more broadcast time to celebrations of women’s sport, in a bid to improve sustained and consistent media profiling of female athletes and sports teams.
Women in Sport will launch a range of new fundraising initiatives for people to join in with to enable the charity to continue it’s work in helping transform sport for the benefit of every woman and girl in the UK.
Sport England will be using the week to continue to drive home the benefits of the hugely successful This Girl Can campaign.
Get involved in Women’s Sport Week through the hashtag #WSW2017