Published: Thursday, 12th January 2023
On Monday 23 January, applications will open for women and girls to become sports ambassadors for This Girl Can.
The Royal Borough of Greenwich has joined up with the nationally recognised campaign to encourage the take up of sports among women and girls.
The campaign was launched in 2014 by Sport England, the Government's sports agency, with the aim of encouraging more women and girls (aged 14-40) to be active. The campaign was a huge success, with nearly 2 million women saying yes to taking part in physical activity.
This year, The Council is asking women and girls aged over 16 to sign up to become a sport ambassador. There are many variations to apply for and each comes along with their own incentives.
Cllr Adel Khaireh, Cabinet Member for Equality, Culture and Communities said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for women and girls to take up a new sport, make the first step into a sporting career or to simply get fit.
Back in the summer, the Lionesses showed us that the possibilities for women in sporting spaces are endless and that your gender should not be a limitation in reaching goals. I know that this inspired so many people, so grab this opportunity and use it to its fullest.”
From January, women and girls over the age of 16 will be able to apply for one of four tiers.
Inspirer (Tier 1)
Most simple of all tiers. Inspirers will be required to complete one hour of volunteering per week. During this time, they will need to share their experiences with This Girl Can and motivate others to do the same. This experience should be shared across various social media’s using the hashtags #GreenwichGetActive #ThisGirlCan.
Benefits: Gain qualifications through free training courses, ambassador branded clothing, part of This Girl Can network and MEOC training.
Promoter (Tier 2)
Promoters will be required to complete two hours of volunteering per week and speak to parents about the campaign.
Volunteer work includes participating in any form of physical activity and spreading awareness of it through social media and word of mouth for example, going for a long walk or participating in a session run by GLL.
Benefits: Meet new people and make friends, invited to attend events to represent Greenwich Get Active, ambassador branded clothing, part of This Girl Can network and MEOC training.
Supporter (Tier 3)
Supporters will be required to complete three hours of volunteering per week. During this time, they will attend This Girl Can events and formal meetings, helping to promote the initiative where they can. Bringing along other women and girls to events in the This Girl Can timetable. Take part in physical activity and ensure it is shared with the community. There will also be opportunities for Supporters to host coffee mornings and discussion groups.
Benefits: Develop employability skills, network with local organisations, train in first aid, complete Multi-skills access to level 1 training, ambassador branded clothing, part of This Girl Can network and MEOC training.
Deliverer (Tier 4)
Deliverer's will be required to complete four hours of volunteering per week. This is for local groups that deliver sport and physical activity for women and girls in Royal Greenwich. The council will support these sessions through promotion on its communications channels.
Benefits: Designated space at the annual Royal Greenwich Together 2023 event for activity sessions, Level 1 or 2 in Sport coaching courses, ambassador branded clothing, part of This Girl Can network and MEOC training.
This programme is for people looking to step out of their comfort zones, the professionals and everyone in between. If you or someone you know wants to help inspire, promote, support or deliver the This Girl Can campaign, apply now!