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A feast of female action, as Trent Girls Can on Clifton Campus

In support of Sport England’s This Girl Can Campaign, Nottingham Trent will be the first ever university to exclusively showcase female sport on a BUCS Wednesday, as all home fixtures on 15 November will involve female teams.

NTU Women's Basketball
Women's Wednesday will take place on Wednesday 15 November, 2017

This Girl Can week is an opportunity for the Higher Education sector to highlight the breadth of opportunities for women to get active and play sport during their time at university. Therefore ‘Women’s Wednesday’, which will take place the week before This Girl Can week (20 – 26 November), will showcase how amazing our female athletes are, in the hope that it will inspire other girls to get more active. They will then be signposted to events taking place during the actual This Girl Can week, with a focus on providing long-lasting opportunities, rather than just one week of activities.

There will be a total of 18 female fixtures taking place on Clifton Campus, with six fixtures at other home locations, such as Ruddington Grange Golf Club, West Bridgford Rugby Club, and Brackenhurst Campus. In addition, the Women’s Football 2nd team will be  playing 'away' against local rivals, University of Nottingham, making that a total of 25 female fixtures in Nottingham.

As well as hoping to inspire current students, local schools that NTU work with as part of the Sport Volunteering programme will be visiting Clifton Campus. Year 5 and 6 primary school children will come and watch the action, and hopefully be inspired by our female athletes. They will be completing an interactive task about ‘My Day at Women’s Wednesday’ where they will interact with the athletes, and talk about their experience.

As well as Women’s Wednesday, NTU are hosting a 'Girls Night In' event in the lead up to the This Girl Can week. The Girls Night In is a chance for female students to come together in a relaxed atmosphere, to socialise and enjoy a variety of things. These include music, mocktails, films, self-defence, gaming, a showcase from the Bhangra society, and much more. The aim is to engage with different students in an attempt to find out more about what students want, and if they are interested in taking part in physical activity.

The event will take place on Tuesday 14 November (7-9 pm, City SU), the week before This Girl Can week, so students who attend will also be signposted to activities taking place the week after.

A list of fixtures are below (all Wednesday 15 November):

NTU TeamvOppositionVenueTime
Badminton 1stvUniversity of Birmingham 2ndLWSC1pm
Badminton 2ndvUniversity of Warwick 2ndLWSC2.30pm
Basketball 1stvUniversity of Cambridge 1stLWSC8pm
Basketball 2ndvUniversity of Lincoln 1stLWSC5.30pm
Fencing 1stvLoughborough University 2ndPavilion1pm
Football 1stvUniversity of Wolverhampton 1stClifton Pitch 42pm
Football 2ndvUniversity of NottinghamHighfields2pm
Football 3rdvOxford Brookes University 1stClifton Pitch 22pm
Football 4thvUniversity of Leicester 2ndBrackenhurst2pm
Golf Mixed 1stvUniversity of Nottingham 3rdRuddington Grange10am
Golf Mixed 2ndvOxford Brookes University 1stRuddington Grange11am
Hockey 1stvLoughborough University 3rdClifton Hockey Pitch2.45pm
Hockey 2ndvLoughborough University 4thClifton Hockey Pitch4.30pm
Hockey 3rdvUniversity of Derby 1stClifton Hockey Pitch6.15pm
Lacrosse 1stvLoughborough University 3rdClifton 3G1pm
Netball 1stvUniversity of Nottingham 1stLWSC5.45pm
Netball 3rdvUniversity of Leicester 2ndLWSC4pm
Netball 5thvUniversity of Derby 4thSouthwell3.30pm
Rugby Union 1stvUniversity of Leicester 1stWest Bridgford RFC2pm
Rugby Union 2ndvUniversity of Leicester 2ndWest Bridgford RFC2pm
Squash 1stvAston University 1stLWSC1pm
Table Tennis 1stvUniversity of Warwick 1stLWSC5pm
Table Tennis 2ndvUniversity of Cambridge 1stLWSC3pm
Tennis 1stvCoventry University 1stClifton Tennis Centre1.30pm
Volleyball 1stvUniversity of Worcester 1stLWSC1.30pm

For more information about This Girl Can week, click here.

A feast of female action, as Trent Girls Can on Clifton Campus

Published on 25 October 2017
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