This Girl Can ambassador: Freya (Cirencester College)

Last month, 66 girls from colleges across the country were selected as our This Girl Can ambassadors, following a tough application process.

Over the coming weeks, we will be profiling a selection of the ambassadors, as they begin working in their colleges and communities to get more girls participating in sport and physical activity.

Having already caught up with Amber from Central College Nottingham, today we are profiling fellow ambassador Freya from Cirencester College.

Sport England’s successful campaign recently relaunched on our television screens with a vibrant celebration of active women.  This has proved to be an exciting time for Cirencester College student Freya, who has been accepted as an ambassador for the programme.

Freya was nominated by Dede Foley, Health & Fitness Development Officer at Cirencester College. Freya then had to submit a formal application, including information about her personal experience, what she could bring to the campaign and how she would promote fitness for women of all ages.

Last month, Freya travelled to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London to meet  the other chosen ambassadors for this year’s campaign. During her day in London, there were training sessions on promoting your own campaign, talks on leadership and speeches from those who had been ambassadors in the previous campaign, culminating in an inspirational speech from Kate Dale, who launched the whole campaign.

Freya’s role as an ambassador is to encourage women between the ages of 14 and 60 years to become more active.

Freya said: “I will be starting my ambassadorial role with a female only Zumba course at the College. The six-week taster programme will be open to female staff and students who would like to try out Zumba as a fitness class.”

Freya, who is currently studying Sport Development Coaching and Fitness at Cirencester College,  is a keen weightlifter and netball player, so Zumba is going to be something totally new for her too!