We need This Girl Can Ambassadors to inspire other females to get active in college
We are recruiting This Girl Can Ambassadors to promote and inspire other females within their colleges to participate in sport and physical activity, whilst raising awareness of the Sport England This Girl Can campaign.
The chosen applicants will need to be available to attend one of our seven regional training events, which will increase their knowledge and understanding of the This Girl Can campaign, help them to establish methods to engage inactive students in their college and help them to create a successful action plan.
This year the TGC Ambassadors will be given £100 per college to help implement their plans and ideas.
The TGC Ambassadors will have access to a social networking platform which will link them to a national network of Ambassadors and provide them with direct support and guidance from their regional AoC Sport Development Officer.
The application process runs from Friday 6 September until 5pm on Monday 7 October.
Further information on expectations of the role, training dates and how to apply can be found here.
TGC Ambassador Lindsey Payne, from Birmingham Metropolitan College, said: “This Girl Can has allowed me to get to know new people, who I now consider quite close friends.
“Improving my self-esteem and gaining confidence are the main challenges I have overcome through This Girl Can.
“Before the programme I was very shy, and I wouldn’t feel comfortable speaking out to a group of people, I would have rather stayed within the group. But now I could lead a group session, it’s made a massive difference to my confidence and also my communication skills.”
Hertford Regional College
What the Ambassadors did last year
- Organised a This Girl Can festival with activities such as trampolining, table tennis and badminton. Alongside this they organised a motivational speaker to come in to talk about female empowerment.
- They also had a session to decorate boxes and fill them with essentials for females such as deodorant, sanitary items, toiletries, food etc for women and girls in the local community who couldn’t afford them. They wore t-shirts and put up balloons around the campus to raise awareness of the festival.
Anna Irvine from Hertford Regional College said: “The This Girl Can Ambassador programme has improved my confidence in approaching and speaking to people. I am now going up to people and talking to them, whereas previously I would have just stood there and let someone else do the talking.
Being on the project helped with my university application. I originally had a conditional offer from Anglia Ruskin University but because of my involvement with the This Girl Can project they changed this to an unconditional offer. I’m really looking forward to going to uni.”
Visit the This Girl Can Ambassadors page.