Timing is everything and as we celebrate Women’s Sport Week 2016 3rd – 7th October we are also launching year 2 of our Girls Judo programme, delivered in partnership with Youth Scotland and Judo Scotland. Following on from the immense success of Judo Girls Rock in 2015, the multi-award winning programme returns this autumn for what is set to be a bigger and better second year.
The West of Scotland based programme, is designed to engage young females, a group at high risk of inactivity, through a fun female only 20 week judo youth work programme. Research has highlighted that only 41% of girls aged 13-15 in Scotland meet the target of an hour’s physical activity a day. The sessions, developed from an award winning pilot from our legacy programme Active East, focus on physical movement similar to dance, introducing judo gradually to maximise engagement.
Building on our knowledge of combining youth work practice and sporting activity the Girl’s programme will develop female coaches and volunteers, as well as increasing female participation in Judo. Young leaders and youth workers will be supported with a programme of training as well as bespoke inputs based on what young people have told us what would like to learn more about such as such as smoking, body image, first aid and goal setting.
Seventeen year old, Summer Cranney, who started her coaching pathway with Judo Girls Rock, last year won this year’s prestigious JudoScotland Young Coach of the Year, cementing Judo Girls Rock in the wider Judo-in-Scotland community.
If you would like to get involved in the Female Participation Judo Programme, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call the JudoScotland Development Team on 0131 333 2981. Join in the conversation on Twitter with #JudoGirlsRock.