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Women in Sport Conference focus on Our Squad

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Exercise for Women and Sport for Girls in Wales

Our Squad is a Sport Wales initiative aimed at inspiring, empowering and encouraging more women and girls in Wales to get active and give sport a go.

It doesn’t matter about your current fitness level, sporting ability or chosen activity, we just want you to get involved and have fun doing it.

We Welsh are known for being a friendly bunch and we know there’s a network of friendly females out there who only want to encourage each other to achieve the very best – whatever that may be.

There’s even a network of supportive males, also up for the challenge to inspire and empower their other halves, mums, sisters, daughters, nieces and gal pals. We want to grow this community and the army of support available to women and girls who want to get more active, try something new or venture into sport for the first time.

 

Lauren thinks Quidditch is magic

Always active at school, from playing rugby to dance, it seemed natural to Lauren to stay on that path – but she never expected to be playing Quidditch, a sport originating from JK Rowling’s best-selling books. She tells us how it is for us ‘Muggles’ as well …

Jo Quinney is Climbing High

When Jo went along to a local high ropes course a few years back, she couldn’t even get off the ground.

Her story of determination is #oursquad motivation.

 

Emily is kicking with confidence

Emily Roberts, now 16, from Llandudno, suffered from low self-esteem as a result of years of bullying at school, before taking up karate to build her confidence.

Rahat and Zahra mix footie with family

Mum Rahat Shamsi never expected to find herself taking up a new hobby at the age of 54. She certainly didn’t expect to enjoy playing football with her teenage daughter Zahra. But in a small corner of North Wales, the Mochdre Lionesses are making an almighty roar as they kick stereotypes to the curb!

Read about this #OurSquad mother and daughter duo and how football is bringing them closer together.

Grace Rodgers – Lifting myself up

Attending a female-only taster session at Bangor University, Grace thought she would find yet another activity she enjoyed.

What she didn’t count on was just how much weightlifting would help boost her self-esteem.

Now, when she’s not busy studying for an Msc in Clinical Neuropsychology, student Grace is lifting weights above her head!

Beccy’s bouncing about netball

Beccy Roberts, 26 is Head Coach of a large netball club in North Wales whilst playing competitively herself and teaching Physical Education at Castell Alun High School in Hope.

Beccy’s love for sport stems from her school days, which she says was fostered by her PE teacher – a legacy she strives to continue with her own students.

So, join us. Be a part of #OurSquad. Share your stories and celebrate the achievements of women and girls across the nation giving it a go.

Meet the team at the Women in Sport conference, 21st June at Surf Snowdonia.  Tickets available here

 

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