Women in Sport: A week celebrating National Girls and Women in Sport Day


This week there will be a week long campaign to celebrate National Girls and Women in Sport Day, hosted on February the 5th 2020.

The National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) is an annual day of observance held during the first week of February to acknowledge the accomplishments of female athletes, recognize the influence of sports participation for women and girls, and honor the progress and continuing struggle for equality for women in sports.

Originating in the USA, it was originally initiated in 1987 as a day to remember Olympic volleyball player Flo Hyman for her achievements and work for equality. This event is becoming more widespread and celebrated internationally.

We are celebrating this here at your SU to celebrate what our women do, but also to give ALL women the chance to get involved no matter what their background or ability.


 Date Activity  Time Location
Wednesday 5th February Ladies Weights (£5 without an SU Gym membership) 10 - 11am SU Gym
Wednesday 5th February Women only Yoga (£3) 7:15 - 8:15pm SU Gym Dance Studio
Thursday 6th February Women only Basketball (£3) 5 - 6pm SU Gym Sports Hall (Nancy Astor)
Friday 7th February Women only Boxercise (£3) 7 - 8pm SU Gym Dance Studio
Saturday 8th February Women only Touch Tennis (free) 12 - 1pm  Pitts Hall


SU Gym Sessions

The SU Gym will be running female-only time slots from Monday 3rd - Friday 7th February from 10 - 11am. If you're not a member of the SU Gym you can pay for each session individually for £5.


Verity Lemm, VP Sport