01 March 2020
On 28th February, 100 girls, young women and youth workers came together at Hindleap Warren for London Youth’s Champion Girls residential.
The Champion Girls residential was developed in collaboration with London Youth’s Sports Development team, Hindleap Warren and Woodrow High House and brought together ten members who have participated in our Champion Girls programme.
Ahead of International Women’s Day on 8th March, the weekend gave the girls the opportunity to come together in a shared love of sport.
What is Champion Girls?
Working with 20 community youth organisations across London, Champion Girls creates fun, inclusive activity hubs for BAME girls and young women aged 11+, focusing on those that face barriers to participation and are currently in-active.
The focus of Champion Girls is to change the narrative about being active. The 20 activity hubs are about fun, social experiences that focus on wellbeing and offering participation opportunities that the girls/young women want. This includes a chance to be involved in designing/delivering their own community sports based projects.
To help create the right environment, Champion Girls is committed to develop the next generation of female coaches, leaders and role models, through access to training, and on-going support.
The programme is supported by the Mayor of London and Champion.