What’s on near you

Organisations all over the UK are putting on sessions and classes for Women’s Sport Week 2016. Here’s a taster of what’s going on.

Scotland – Scottish Rugby Backs Women’s Sport Week

Scottish clubs are welcoming new and returning players to free sessions throughout the week for women and girls who have thought about trying rugby and those who want to get back into it.

To find a club and session near you find the full list on their website HERE

Portsmouth – Roller derby

Portsmouth women’s roller derby team Portsmouth Roller Wrenches, would like to invite you to try out roller derby.

Visit their Facebook page here to find out more information about the team, new skater programme and upcoming events.

London – Clip ‘n Climb Chelsea 3rd-7th Oct

Nationwide – British TriathlonFree 20 minute taster sessions in the climbing area (with a 10 minute safety briefing session beforehand)

Dates: 3/10; 4/10; 5/10; 6/10; 7/10

Sessions 12:00-12:30 12:30-13:00 13:00-13:30

  • No experience necessary
  • Healthy, action packed fun using a safe auto belay system
  • 20 individual and multiclimber wall challenges of varying difficulty, designed to test agility and courage in different ways
  • all equipment provided
  • Loose clothing recommended, closed-toe footwear required

Any climber who would like to try one of the three special attractions at Clip ‘N Climb Chelsea during their taster session can buy a ticket (£5 per attraction). The proceeds of these ticket sales will be donated to Women in Sport


London – Chel-Ski 3rd-7th Oct

Offered to women aged 18+

Free 15 minute taster sessions (skiing or snowboarding) on the slopes

Dates: 3/10 – 7/10

Sessions: Between 12 noon and 2pm

  • Perfect for all abilities
  • Beginners will become familiar with the equipment and learn the fundamentals
  • For the more experienced, we can increase the angle and speed of the slopes for a greater challenge
  • All equipment provided
  • Loose clothing and long socks (for a snug boot fit) recommended

Any participants who purchase a single session or 6 or 10-session bundle after the taster will be entitled to a 10% discount, and Chel-Ski will donate the difference between normal and discounted price to Women in Sport.


South Somerset – in it together 3rd-7th Oct

South Somerset’s ‘in it together’ project has lined up an impressive list of FREE taster session throughout Women’s Sport Week 2016.

From Clubbercise to football, hockey to pilates, there is a session for you. You could also win a Fitbit by simply registering for a session.

For the full list of sessions click here.

For more information visit their facebook page facebook/InItTogetherSouthSomerset

Luton – FREE Badminton course 8th Oct

SmashUp! Activator Training (Badminton England)

A free female only badminton course: 2 hours theory and 2 hours practical course that introduces the use of music in sessions and creates a social hub for you and your friends/family/colleagues to play badminton.

Age 17+

Held at Denbigh High School, LU3 1HE

For more info and to book, click here

Hertford – Hartham leisure centre everyone active

Harthem Leisure Centre has put on a whole range of FREE activities for all ages and abilities for Women’s Sport Week.

Find an activity perfect for you by clicking here

Oxfordshire – Active Women

Oxford City Council’s Sport and Physical Activity Team have an Active Women’s programme with many fantastic sessions that you can get involved with.

For their timetable of activities click here

For more information please contact Emma Collins ecollins@oxford.gov.uk

Berkshire – Get Berkshire Active

Get Berkshire Active are hosting activities all across the county, including; belly dancing, hockey, paddling, netball, Just Jhoom, squash, cycling and many more.

To find an activity for you click here.

For more information visit Get Berkshire Active’s website here.

Essex – Women and Girls Wheelchair Rugby 9th Oct

Women’s Sport Week celebration event for women and girls to find out more and try out Wheelchair Rugby. Includes competition matches, motivational talks from guest speaker and a buffet lunch.

For more information visit the Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby website.

Manchester – This Girl Can – Cycle Coaching

Date: Sunday 9 October 2016

Time: 9am – 1pm

Venue: Tameside Cycle Circuit, Ashton Under Lyne, OL7 9HG

A coaching session for novice riders to improve your group riding. Led by female coaches, this session aims to help women learn from each other and develop their cycling techniques.

Please bring your own bike and helmet. Any type of bike allowed


Kent – Women on Wheels Novice rider development sessions

Date: Sunday 9 October 2016

Time: 11am

Venue: Cyclopark, Gravesend, Kent, DA11 7NP


An event for complete beginners to novice riders who want to perfect their Road, MTB and BMX riding skills in a safe enclosed environment.

Harrow – Back to Netball

Activity Back To Netball

Day Wednesdays

Time 7pm – 8.30pm

Location Harrow Leisure Centre, Christchurch Avenue, Harrow HA3 5BD


London PE and School Sports Network have put on an exciting week of events for students from Year 5 to Year 10.

CLICK HERE for the full poster of events.

Monday 3rd October- Boxing and fitness festival

Wednesday 5th October- Rugby Festival

Thursday 6th October- Capoeira

Friday 7th October- SEN Festival of sport

For any question email josh@lpessn.org.uk

Nationwide – British Triathlon

Find out about This Girl Can events and workshops British Triathlon have coming up by CLICKING HERE.


  • Getting Women into Triathlon workshop on Saturday 8th.
  • Tri Somethin New Female Novice Training day in Manchester on Saturday 8th October

For any more information email Jenny Vincent: jennyvincent@triathlonengland.org

Leeds – Women in Sports Conference North

A conference for businesses, suppliers, and sports amateurs and professionals with a real interest in the future of women and girls in sports.

Date: Tuesday 11th October 2016

Time: 9.30am – 1.00pm

Venue: First Direct Arena, Leeds

For more details and to register your interest click here.

Billingham Rugby Women & Girls Pitch Up and Play

Want to try your hand at rugby? Join Billingham’s players, Durham County coaches, and hopefully representatives of the England Women’s team at the club’s Greenwood Road ground on Wednesday 5th October, 6.30pm. All ages and abilities welcome!

Please share with friends and family on Twitter using @bhamladies #rugbywomen #WSW16, or share the event on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/333073503750437/

Billingham Rugby Club is the top family club in the North East of England, and one of the highest ranked fully amateur teams in the country, with its men’s 1st XV playing in National League 3 North. Billingham’s Womens and Girls Rugby section was re-established in 2015 after a decade of inactivity, and is a Durham County RFU Development Focus Group, aiming to enter the league in 2017.

The Women’s team would love anyone over the age of 18 to come join regular senior training on a Wednesday evening from 6:30pm until 8pm.

The Girls squads, U13, U15 and soon U18, train on a Tuesday evening 5:30pm until 6:30pm.

Location: Greenwood Road, Billingham TS23 4BA

London – SE1 Active Day

On Wednesday 5th October London South Bank University Academy of Sport are hosting an inclusive open day, which includes a number of women only sport and fitness sessions and is free to all. For more information visit the LSBU website.