Tags: Get Active

#ThisGirlCan week 8-14 June 2015

#ThisGirlCan week 8-14 June 2015

Posted: Tue, 02 Jun 2015 10:02

Ladies, get ready to wiggle & jiggle, move & groove during the

This Girl Can campaign week!

Leicester-Shire and Rutland Sport (LRS) will be hosting a 'This Girl Can' campaign week from 8th -14th June 2015. The week is full of sport and physical activity taster sessions in partnership with all 9 Local Authority areas with the aim to increase female participation in physical activity. There are over 250 different activities taking place during the week, all of which are free or low cost!

Fear of judgement is stopping many women from taking part in exercise. But as thousands of women up and down the country are proving, it really doesn't have to. This Girl Can is a nationwide celebration of active women who are doing their thing no matter how they do it, how they look or even how sweaty they get.

Whether it's walking or swimming, Zumba or bodypump that excites you, there's an activity for everyone across Leicester-Shire & Rutland:

  • Blaby district will host 38 session including pilates, badminton and karate
  • Charnwood borough will host 14 sessions including beginners running, Zumba and sailing
  • Harborough district will host 39 sessions including body balance, back to hockey and roller disco
  • Hinckley & Bosworth borough will host 16 sessions including netball, cycling and kickboxing
  • Leicester City will host 51 sessions including circuits, buggy walk and canoeing
  • Melton borough will host 29 sessions including horse riding, tennis and bowls
  • North West Leicestershire district will host 10 sessions including legs, bums and tums, boxercise and Nordic walking
  • Oadby & Wigston borough will host 39 sessions including spinning, softball and dance
  • Rutland county will host 37 sessions including climbing, yoga and kayaking

2015 see's the inaugural This Girl Can campaign week, part of a series of targeted weeks hosted by Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport. 2015 will also see the newly branded 'Feel Alive from 65' week in the autumn, with the ever popular 'Active Families Week' back again in February 2016.

A full list of scheduled activities in each district can be found in the This Girl Can brochure, available to download from

Get involved on Twitter with @LR_Sport / #ThisGirlCan!

Tags: Get Active, women's sport

New Cheerleading Satellite Clubs in O&W

New Cheerleading Satellite Clubs in O&W

Posted: Thu, 19 Feb 2015 12:17

Together with Get Doing's Evolve Cheer & Dance Academy, we are putting on three Cheerleading satellite clubs for young people, boys and girls, aged 8-18 years old. The sessions are open to all abilities and the first session is free, so come along and see if you like it!

Dates, times and venues

All start on the week commencing 2nd March:

Mondays at Manor High School 6pm - 7pm

Wednesdays at Abington Academy 5.30pm - 6.30pm

Fridays at Beauchamp College 5pm - 6pm

Tags: Get Active, Play Sport, cheerleading

Fitness Should be More Important Than Fatness Says Study

Fitness Should be More Important Than Fatness Says Study

Posted: Wed, 18 Feb 2015 16:45

Dr Gavin Sandercock has recently argued that there has been a well-meaning but misguided focus on obesity, while the harm caused by inactivity has been overlooked. Read More »

Source: Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport

Tags: Get Active, News

Try Trampolining Sessions

Try Trampolining Sessions

Posted: Wed, 14 Jan 2015 16:42

Come along and try out trampolining anytime during our 8 weeks of beginner sessions with a fully qualified coach.

Where: Parklands Leisure Centre, Oadby, LE2 5QG

When: Thursday 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Who: 11-25 year olds

Cost: £2 per session

Start: Thursday 15th January

For more information, please contact Parklands Leisure Centre (0116 2720789)

Tags: Be Active, Get Active, Play Sport, sportivate, trampolining

Roller Derby Leicester are looking for new players!

Roller Derby Leicester are looking for new players!

Posted: Tue, 06 Jan 2015 16:13

Want to learn to play roller derby with Roller Derby Leicester? There's lots going on for complete beginners as well as seasoned professionals. Read More »

Source: Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport

Tags: Get Active, News, Play Sport, Roller Sports, Women's Sport

Free Table Tennis Satellite Club

Free Table Tennis Satellite Club

Posted: Tue, 06 Jan 2015 11:32

Free Table Tennis Satellite Club!

Just turn up and play! All Abilities welcome!

Where: South Wigston High School

When: Thursdays 3.30-4.30pm (Term Time Only)

Re-Start: Thursday 15th January

Cost: Free

Age: 11-25 yrs

This is a fully inclusive club. For more information please contact Roseanne Billany (

Tags: Disability Sport, Funding, Get Active, Play Sport, inclusive, table tennis