7th November 2019

This Girl Can

In Sheffield we believe that Sport is for all!

We are committed to breaking down barriers to ensure that all the value and benefits of sport and physical activity can be shared by all our students.

Chapters
  1. This Girl Can
  2. Get Involved
  3. This Girl Can Sports Club Taster Sessions
  4. Useful Links

This Girl Can

This Girl Can has been a national campaign that Sheffield Students’ Union has been taking part in for a few years now. Amazing work done by previous Sports Officers such as Flo and Sarah has meant that opportunities for women in sport at Sheffield has grown and developed. However, there is still a lot of work to be done to further empower women to get involved in Sport and an active lifestyle. Following on from an incredible year of sport for women, with the football and netball world cup being so successful this summer there has never been a better time to truly demonstrate that women in sport should not be forgotten about. It is evident that female sport is still overshadowed by mainstream male sports, and that we are still a long way away from equality in sport. The aim of this campaign is to discuss the different barriers that women face with involvement and stigma and how as a student movement we can contribute to breaking those barriers. Also to offer confidence building sessions for women in all areas from free weight lifting to trying a new sport as part of a diverse female only give it a go programme.

Get Involved

Goodwin Sports Centre

£2

Look out for our sports teams demonstrating their sports as part of This Girl Can week on the Students’ Union Conourse.

Skate Central, 1 Queens Road

Ever wondered about playing Roller Derby? Looking for a fun, friendly, inclusive sport (maybe one where you get to bash into like-minded people while wearing roller skates).

This Girl Can Sports Club Taster Sessions

Goodwin Sports Hall

Free

They will be given a whole court to learn the rules and get some game time with support from some of the women's team. Then will be able to integrate into the full club session if they want to play with the girls team. Overall, meet new people, learn a new sport and have fun.

Meet at Crosspool Tavern
Free
There will be two women lead rides (20km and 40km) out into the peak district! Please bring your bike, helmet, U-card, water, food and layers depending on the weather.

Goodwin Sports Hall

£1

Trampolining is a great social sport and is open to everyone regardless of ability! So if you have never stepped on a trampoline before or are a total professional come along to our Give It a Go session during This Girl Can Week! You don’t have to sign up before, just come along and wear sports clothes (no jeans please) and socks, and then you are good to go. During the session we have a warm up at the beginning and then throughout the session our coaches will help you to learn some new moves. We look forwards to seeing lots of new and existing faces!!

Activity Room 3, Goodwin Sports Centre

£2

Suitable for complete beginners, all equipment provided. Pay on the door. Please tie long hair back and we recommend not wearing anything that can get caught in the bow string (e.g. dangling piercings, bracelets, tassels on hoodies etc).

Goodwin lower 3G pitch

Free

Come along and try out ultimate frisbee! We'll teach you the basics of the sport and play some games. Wear sports kit and football boots if you have them, but trainers are fine. Sign up.

Goodwin

Free

Basics of football. Simple passing and moving drills and some fun shooting games. The event will be hosted alongside women’s football and open to all sexes primarily aimed at beginners.

The Dojo, Devonshire Business Park, Unit 15, Eldon St, Sheffield S1 4GT

Free

Aikido is a Japanese martial art that uses an opponent’s strength and force against themselves. It utilises locks, throws and pins. Expect balance breaks and break falls. Please bring sports clothes with short sleeves and a bottle of water, no shoes during training.

Rustlings LTS

Free

2 hours of relaxed friendly tennis in a supportive and welcoming environment! Suitable for all levels, particularly beginners. We provide rackets and balls but if you have your own bring them down.

Stephenson Hall

£2

Come along to our November Women's Only session! We will have female instructors and committee members to help everyone from beginner to experienced. All windows will be covered and males not allowed to enter, just like the sessions at Wicker Camp. Sportswear and a water bottle is all you need. £2 for members, £5 for non members or just £2 for your first session. Come and give it a go, all women welcome! Feel free to contact any committee member if you have any questions, visit our Facebook group for more details. Sign up.

Goodwin Sports Centre

£1 Residence life, £2.50 others

This will be a netball training session for girls wanting to learn some new skills and play a bit of netball. Please sign up to the session via Sport Sheffield Website for the "Netball Social Sport Session".

Xscape Castleford

£25 3 hour lift pass, £50 3 hour lesson

Either a 3 hour lift pass if you can link turns, stop and use a button lift, or 3 hour lesson for complete beginners, or 3 hour lesson for snowplough turns wanting to develop turns. Need to bring warm clothes (ideally waterproof), gloves (essential or you won't be allowed to ski), and any other equipment you would like to bring. Skis, boots and helmet are included in the cost of the event. Book on via the event on our Facebook Page 'SheffSki - Sheffield University Ski Club' and fill in the google form!

Goodwin

Free

Bring trainers or boots suitable for 3G and water

Birkdale School

Free

Fun kwik cricket

Sheffield Girl’s School

Free

A social hockey session to give it a go, wear suitable clothing and sporty footwear. Search for Facebook give it a go Hockey session to sign up.

The Edge - High Tor 2

Free

We will take you through the basics of boxing - such as your stance, guard, straight punches, and movement. Usually we work in pairs to practice techniques and also improve fitness. Sessions always finish with a circuit so it's great for your fitness too. You'll just need a bottle of water and clothes that you're comfortable exercising in. You sign up for the session at 6pm the evening before (13/11/19) through our Facebook page.

Goodwin

£2.20

Please bring a swim suit, goggles and swim hat. There will be an opportunity to try swimming and water polo out at Goodwin 8-9pm. This is for women only for “this girl can”.

Pennine Sailing Club

£7 (£5 for members)

Event will be put up on the University of Sheffield Sailing Club facebook page with more details for registration. Join the SUSC members for a chance to learn about sailing. Open for advanced and complete sailors. All kit and transport provided.

Ponderosa

Free

GIVE RUGBY A GO with Women’s Rugby! We’ll be running a session with a mix of contact and touch rugby, any level of experience welcome! Just bring trainers (or studs if you have them) and come get to know our club, make new friends and try out a new sport!

269 South Road

A short evening adventure below the peak district. This is a great way to get out there and experience something new. Everything you need to know is on the form. We hope to see you there!

Trampolining is a great social sport and is open to everyone regardless of ability! So if you have never stepped on a trampoline before or are a total professional come along to our Give It a Go session during This Girl Can Week! You don’t have to sign up before, just come along and wear sports clothes (no jeans please) and socks, and then you are good to go. During the session we have a warm up at the beginning and then throughout the session our coaches will help you to learn some new moves. We look forwards to seeing lots of new and existing faces!!

Goodwin Studio

£2

Suitable for complete beginners and advanced gymnasts alike. The session will be focused on building all around strength and flexibility and some of the basics required for a solid gymnastics foundation, however the session is highly valuable and highly transferable into other sports. You will need to sign up on the google form on the UoSG Facebook page before the session.

Goodwin Studio

Free

Pom Cheerleading Give It A Go session - everyone welcome! A fun session to try out some cheer moves, skills and generally to come along and try something different! The session will last an hour and no need to sign up before hand, just come along with your friends to support the This Girl Can week - see you there!

Raynor Lounge, Students' Union

Join us for our This Girl Can: Women in Sport Panel Event. To hear and learn about the importance of gender equality in sport and the sport industry.

Panellists include:

Lipa Nessa- A former semi-professional footballer and co-founder of the podcast called ‘I Think She’s Offside'. Lipa is also a Youth Sport Trust Ambassador.

Kate Rickard- Sport Development Manager at The University of Sheffield

Amber Keegan- Amber is a 3 time GB swimmer, who won silver at the junior European games. She is also a 1st Year PhD student who also chairs the TASS Athlete advisory group.

Jen Selim- Women's Rugby Club Captain as well as being a social Sport Leader at The University of Sheffield