Promoting Sport & Physical Activity

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This Girl Can Overview

This Girl Can is a Sport England national campaign. It’s a celebration of active women everywhere who are doing their thing, no matter how they do it, how they look or even how sweaty they get.

Get Active!

Join in the media conversation using #ThisGirlCan and @ThisGirlCanUK.

Check out what’s on to get you moving in your area with the This Girl Can Activity Finder.

For support and guidance for getting active during the Covid-19 pandemic please visit our Active at Home webpages.

This Girl Can Sussex Network

Active Sussex needs your help to inspire more women and girls to move more, and help break down the barriers that prevent so many from being physically active. 

We are looking for individuals and organisations, to join the network to shout about the amazing opportunities available and to hear from inspirational women with different abilities, interests and personal incentives as to why they exercise and how they fit it into their busy lives.

It couldn’t be easier to get involved! Read our TGC Sussex Network Pack to find out more.

This Girl Can Sussex Network: Pioneering Movement Ready for Take-Off – Summary Report from the Active Sussex Network Feb 2021. 

This Girl Can Sussex Promoter

Anyone can be a promoter (however if you are under 18 please ask a parent or carer to sign up on your behalf).

Your role will be to help amplify the campaign and promote it within your local networks.

If you would like to join the This Girl Can Sussex Network as a promoter, please sign up to the mailing list below to receive information about our local forums and how to get involved.

This Girl Can Sussex Champion

Your role will be to inspire, motivate and shout about the campaign, to other women and girls within your local community.

This could be by sharing your own journey with getting active, delivering physical activity sessions for women in your local area or getting involved in one of our TGC Sussex Network forums.

You can read more details about the Champion role in the TGC Sussex Network pack. If you’re interested in getting involved as a Champion, please fill out our Expression of Interest form.

If you are under 18, please provide your parent/carers contact details when applying so we can discuss this role with them and confirm permissions.  

Please note that due to an overwhelming response, we will be taking a staggered approach to bringing on board new ‘Champions’ throughout the year. Once you have submitted your EOI, we will be in touch with more information and next steps. 

This Girl Can Sussex Network Events

The This Girl Can Sussex Network Forum: Menopause and Physical Activity will take place 12.30pm-2pm on Monday 10 May 2021 via Zoom.

A recording will be available in due course. 

The menopause is a significant change in a woman’s life and can often have a negative impact on a woman’s physical activity as a result.

Research has indicated that just under a third of women are less active during menopause, yet we know that physical activity can help women manage and cope better with their symptoms. 

90%* of women indicated they would consider physical activity if recommended by a GP or health professional. This shows us that there is an opportunity to introduce or reintroduce physical activity during menopause whilst also supporting longer term physical activity behaviours.

Join us for this forum which will provide insight around women experiencing the menopause and the benefits to engaging with physical activity. 

Women in Sport will present their latest research focusing on menopause and physical activity. We will be joined by Jo Fuller, founder of The Merry Menopause and hear directly from some of our This Girl Can Champions and Ambassadors, about their own journeys and how they are supporting women to get moving during this time in their lives. 

The session will provide an opportunity for partners to reflect on the insight, take on board lived experiences and discover how sport and physical activity provision is supporting women’s physical and mental wellbeing during the menopause. 

*Menopause, Me & Physical Activity – Women in Sport 2018

Event outcomes

  • Raised awareness of the menopause and the benefits of physical activity 
  • Recommendations for partners and SPA deliverers to support women to maintain and re-engage with physical activity during menopause
  • More women in participating in physical activity (especially in the 40-55 age bracket) 
  • Awareness of the This Girl Can Sussex Network and Champions

This Girl Can Sussex Ambassadors

We currently have two Sussex ambassadors, who will be supporting the network and sharing their advice and ideas across the TGC Sussex Network and supporting the TGC champions. Through the development of the network we hope to identify future ambassadors.  

Visit our Sussex Ambassadors page here.

Get Delivering!

  • Secondary School resources can be found here.
  • Are you female and interested in becoming a coach? Sign up to Project 500.
  • Under ‘Useful Resources’ we have provided a list of useful links and documents to help you target and engage with females.

For more information please contact:

Carrie Smith

Carrie Smith

PR and Communications Officer


Carrie is responsible for internal and external communications, digital communications, strategic communications, social media management, media relations, the Active Sussex website and coordinating print and branded materials.