This year is the sixth Women and Girls in Sports Week. Running from 3-9 October, the week will increase the visibility of women and girls in sport, showcasing the health benefits physical activity can bring.
To celebrate the week, Councillors visited Woodmill High School on Monday 3 October to see first-hand the extra-curricular sessions on offer. They also met Young Ambassadors and Leaders from the Active Schools Young Leadership Pathway.
Education Spokesperson, Councillor Cara Hilton, said: “This is a great opportunity to celebrate Fife's women and girls in sport.
"Being physically active and taking part in sport has many benefits for women and girls through building new friendships and relationships which help to reduce isolation and loneliness.
"There are lots of activities and programmes on offer across Fife as well as some really inspiring women and girls who are championing the cause."
Helping more people to access sport and physical activity is a Council priority. There are lots of activities for women and girls to try out - from extra curricular provision and competitive school sport opportunities in schools to local clubs, varied programmes in community use schools and through our partners such as Fife Sports & Leisure Trust.
Platinum Ambassador, Freya Sneddon in S5 at Woodmill High School said: “We’re delighted to celebrate Women and Girls in Sport Week here at Woodmill High School. We’ve a vast extra-curricular programme with hundreds of girls attending on a weekly basis.
"Being a part of the young leadership pathway is a brilliant opportunity, you meet so many new people and learn many skills. I’ve become more confident as well as improved my communication and organisational skills. It’s given me the chance to be a part of something bigger and had such a positive impact on me.”
The Council’s Active Schools team and partners can help boost women and girls' self-esteem, so they feel confident to try out a new sport or set something up in their community. You can find out more by visiting active.fife.scot or liking ‘Fife Active Schools’ on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.