This Girl Can

Tackling barriers head on

This Girl Can is a celebration of active women who are doing their thing no matter how well they do it, how they look or even how red their face gets.

Funded by The National Lottery and developed by Sport England, it is designed to help women overcome the fear of judgement that is stopping them from joining in.

Phase three of the This Girl Can Campaign launched under the hashtag #FitGotReal, and you can read more about it in the PDF below.

This Girl Can Turns Five

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Case studies

This Girl Can has inspired women and girls across the county through a range of projects and activities.

By reading a few of the case study examples below, you will see that Derbyshire Girls Can!

Sport England have created a fantastic guide called 'Helping women and girls to get active: a practical guide', the guide will help you get more women and girls in your area active - even if you're not directly involved in the sport or leisure sector.

It provides hints, tips, suggestions and answers to your questions about how to attract more women and girls to your sessions.


Women in Sport have a vision is to transform sport for the benefit of every woman and girl in the UK by working with organisations within Education, Sports and the CSP network.

Sport England recognise the importance of getting more women and girls active and are working hard to persuade more to adopt lifelong sporting habits.

National Governing Bodies (NGBs) have their own initiatives to get more women playing sport and offer support and resources. For example, British Cycling co-ordinates the Breeze programme that aims to get more women into riding bikes for fun.

Local This Girl Can Initiatives

Women and girls Insight