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NEWS: Sky Blues in the Community’s ‘In It Together’ Project sign up to run the Race for Life ‘Pretty Muddy’

13 June 2016

Get together and get active with Sky Blues in the Community's 'It It Together' project...

25 ladies from Sky Blues in the Community’s ‘In It Together’ Project have signed up to the Race for Life ‘Pretty Muddy’ event taking place at Stoneleigh Park on Saturday 25th June.

The female-only, non-competitive 5K obstacle course will be raising money for Cancer Research UK and aims to unify women through sport – a core concept of the Sky Blues in the Community ‘In It Together’ project.

In it Together is funded by Sport England with the support of the Public Health department of Coventry City Council and has been running for almost 6 months. 

The aim is to provide and promote a range of sport and fitness activities in an informal way for local women. Sessions take place at community venues across the city and give women an opportunity to try out a variety of activities on a weekly basis, free of charge.

Fiona Owen is one of the 25 ladies signed up to take part, and has attended the weekly In It Together sessions since the project was launched.

“For me it was simply a challenge to myself. Being part of the In It Together project has given me the chance to get fit, I’m not getting any younger, I sit behind a desk all day – I’ve never tried anything like this before and being part of a team will be great fun.”

As well as the weekly sessions and events such as Pretty Muddy, a group of ladies from the project were recently invited to attend some free taster sessions at local leisure centres – including swimming, exercise classes and gym sessions. 

Hiedi Sloan, Health Manager for Sky Blues in the Community, is responsible for overseeing the In It Together project said: “Many people have seen Sport England’s ‘This Girl Can’ Campaign celebrating women getting active in their own way up and down the country. 

“Earlier this year, we launched weekly activity sessions for adult women to access at four different community venues in the City. We take pride in our sessions being welcoming, friendly and open to all women. So far, over 300 women have been along to various sessions and already we have seen so many of them making positive transformations.

“As well as the sessions for adult women, we are also working with local Secondary Schools to provide extra-curricular activities for teenagers and so far this academic year we have engaged with over 300 girls.”

For more information about the weekly sessions, contact Health Coordinator, Kimberley Dougherty by Telephone: 02476 786 314 or Email: kim.dougherty@ccfc.co.uk

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