Northumbria Sport celebrated yet another successful BUCS This Girl Can week with some outstanding performances across the board from our women’s teams.
The BUCS This Girl Can Week is a campaign set up by Sport England, who each year aim to improve and increase female engagement with sport at the university level.
It’s easy to see why the initiative has done so well – with the campaign keen to get as many women involved in an active lifestyle both during and after their studies.
Of course, here at Northumbria we’re no strangers to outstanding achievements in women’s sport.
This week our girls managed to claim a whopping seven BUCS wins out of a possible 10, with special mentions going to Amber Whiteley’s title winning W1 Football, W1 Rugby Union who managed to claim a huge victory up in Edinburgh and Chris Bunten’s W1 Basketball who reached triple figures in their demolition of Nottingham Trent.
And speaking after a huge round of results, Northumbria Sport’s Brogan O’Connor and Kate Hansbury admitted they were both delighted with the impact the BUCS campaign has had on the program this is week.
'It's great to see another busy week on campus for BUCS This Girl Can week,” said O’Connor.
“From our focus sport W1 Volleyball winning on the road and coming back with 3 points to the Pop Up Sport there really was something for all women at Northumbria this week.
“It's fantastic to promote physical activity for women and reassure everyone that they can compete in sport or activity at some level at Northumbria and there is something for everyone.
“The campaign seems to have gone from strength to strength over the years.
“In previous years, we did little more than some information on social media whereas this year we had something on campus every day so It’s a great message to send and were proud to support it.”
Hansbury added: “BUCS This Girl Can has been a great way to showcase all our amazing opportunities for students get involved.
“It's a great way to get active and try something new whilst also making new friends.
“This week we have offered a wide range of activities from swimming, social tennis and pop up sport around campus.
“It has also allowed us to recognise our elite sporting females and showcase their amazing achievements in their field!”