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Our Sporting Equality Fund Delivers Dance Sessions To Scottish Girls And Young Women

Sporting Equality Fund Delivers Dance Sessions To Girls And Young Women


A brand-new, year-long project aimed at increasing physical activity among young women and girls in two areas of North Lanarkshire is launching this month. 

Momentum is provided by YDance (Scottish Youth Dance), the national dance organisation for children and young people in Scotland. It is funded through Spirit's Sporting Equality Fund (in partnership with the Scottish Government) which aims to get more women and girls participating in sport and physical activity. It will be delivered to around 400 inactive girls and young women aged 9-16, improving their physical and mental health and wellbeing.

“This brilliant project tackles not only the worryingly high numbers of girls who don’t take regular exercise, but also the issues around self-esteem that can lead to them opting out of activity," said Spirit of 2012 Chief Executive Debbie Lye. "We’re really proud to fund a project that will improve both the physical and mental health of girls and young women across Lanarkshire.”

Momentum will work with North Lanarkshire Council to offer after-school clubs and community group sessions in Motherwell and Kilsyth. Participants will get the chance to dance, socialise and be creative in free weekly dance sessions. In addition to the weekly sessions, there will also be the opportunity for the participants to learn more about dance and develop their leadership skills through the Award in Dance Leadership course.

Anna Kenrick, YDance Artistic Director said: “We are delighted to be working with Spirit of 2012 to ensure inactive girls have the opportunity to access high quality dance sessions to improve their confidence and fitness. Dance is an excellent way of staying healthy whilst having fun and we look forward to working with the active schools teams in North Lanarkshire to deliver this project.

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