THIS GIRL CAN
This Girl Can is a national campaign developed by Sport England and a wide range of partnership organisations. It’s a celebration of active women up and down the country who are doing their thing no matter how well they do it, how they look or even how red their face gets.
And we are on board…
She plays rounders
We hand picked four women from around the country who have been playing Rounders for some time. Each of them decided to play for different reasons and importantly, each of them discovered that the sport helped them out in ways that they had not anticipated. You can read more about each of them in their profile links below;
Claire Adam is a 40 year old mother of two boys from Somerset who has found that playing Rounders helps to control her anxieties.
Kim Richardson is a 30 year old mother of one with a busy job as a Senior Nurse, who plays Rounders to help her de stress.
Sarah Rekia is a 31 year old from Manchester who’s favourite team sport at school was Rounders. She is loving playing the game again and finds the social aspect a complete bonus.
Samiya Dalal lives in Blackburn and plays netball and rounders, as a way for her and her friends to spend quality time together.
Rounders England’s Involvement
Rounders England are delighted to be part of this campaign and were even more delighted when Jo Baldwin, a Rounders player from Burnley, was chosen to represent her sport in the 2015 poster campaign.
Jo has gone from playing with her team, Scruples, in the Getin2… league, to embracing the opportunity to increase awareness of Rounders and the value it can bring to women and girls lives.
Shortly before becoming a Rounders England Board Member, January 2016 saw the launch of the This Girl Can active wear in 26 Marks & Spencer stores nationwide with Jo becoming the face of the retail campaign.
To bring Jo’s love of Rounders to life, we commissioned the creation of two videos. We think these successfully portray what This Girl Can celebrates, and really brings to life what Rounders means to those people who love it, play it and are involved with the game.
Look out for the link at the end to watch the full length version of Jo’s video: THIS GIRL CAN: ROUNDERS VS WORK-LIFE BALANCE