In December, Winchester Student Union carried out a ‘This Girl Can’ campaign week. We chose to take part in this campaign because it’s all about celebrating female representation in sport, empowering each other, and breaking the stereotypes which sadly still exist in the sporting industry. Through This Girl Can we wanted to celebrate all our female identifying students who are doing their thing and getting active no matter how they do it, how they look or even how sweaty they get!
At Winchester, our institution is predominantly female identifying, so we thought it was the perfect opportunity to celebrate and promote all our incredible sports teams, players, and activities to all our students. We support this campaign because we positively acknowledge that women come in all shapes and sizes with all abilities from all backgrounds. No woman should ever be defined by their gender, ability, strength or in any other category for that matter.
The campaign week was a huge success, from free gym classes and weight workshops on offer, to disco HIIT sessions and a week jam packed of free sporting opportunities. We hope this week encouraged more females to take part in physical activity, and has gained the support of all of our student body.
A massive thank you to those sports teams, societies, students and members of staff both male and female identifying who made this campaign possible and who showed so much enthusiasm and support throughout the week. We documented as much of the week as possible on film for you to watch – enjoy!!!