All across the Islington borough, Better facilities are providing free sessions for females aged 16 or over. These activities, ranging from Water Aerobics to Pilates, are part of This Girl Can Islington project. The programme is displayed on the front of the flyer in the attachment at the end of this article so check out which activities or locations suit you.

Gemma Tully, Islington’s Community Sport Manager and project manager of This Girl Can Islington states “As a woman that’s passionate about physical activity and empowering local women, I’m proud to be part of a company that shares these values. Working to support and encourage women to be active for both their physical and mental health and wellbeing. International Women’s Day gives us the chance to invite women into our centres that may be tentative or nervous about exercise, haven’t participated in a while or just aren’t sure if it’s for them. These free sessions will allow women to try out an activity that they may not have tried before, be introduced to friendly instructors in a welcoming environment at no cost to them. Hopefully they will find enjoyment in whichever activity they try, encouraging them to come back! International Women’s Week is celebrated all over the world; we want to be part of that, celebrating the diversity, strength and character of Islington’s women. So come along with a friend or relative and take part.”

To get a free activity print off the back of the flyer, complete the short form, then bring it with you to the session (leaving plenty of time to get through reception). Alternatively, get a flyer from a Better facility in Islington that is hosting a session and write on the form.

Also, Islington are hosting a female only fundraising event for Cancer Research UK at Sobell Leisure Centre’s brand new trampoline park on Wednesday 7th March. For more information on that see the following article: https://www.better.org.uk/leisure-centre/london/islington/sobell/news/international-women-s-day-celebration

For further information on the International Women’s Week contact TGCI@GLL.ORG