I'm delighted to show my support for the This Girl Can campaign to empower more women to be as active as they can.
Sport England first launched the National Lottery funded campaign in 2015 in response to fewer women than men being regularly active - despite 75% saying they would like to do more. It has received widespread praise for its realistic and empowering portrayal of women and girls, and to date has encouraged more than 2.9 million women to take up more sport or physical activity as a result.
The record number of women playing sport show that This Girl Can has really struck a chord, but clearly more needs to be done.
I'd urge local groups and organisations - not just sports clubs, but any community groups who work with women and want to arrange activities or classes in Mansfield, to get active and apply for funding from Sport England and The National Lottery.
More details can be found on the This Girl Can website.