Saracens and England Women’s rugby player Vicky Fleetwood has thrown her support behind ‘Strong Girls Can’
The World Cup-winning hooker has more than a half-century of caps for her country.
Now she is helping to promote a scheme which aims to empower teenager girls to be proud of who they are – and not conform to what society or social media tells them they should be.
‘Strong Girls Can’ is a programme devised by Leicestershire schools’ sports providers Coach Unlimited and is taught in secondary schools to girls in years 8, 9 and 10.
“These days, there are so many pressures put on young women by the media and celebrities,” said Vicky. “And that is where the problems emerge because young women are wanting to conform to those pressures.”
“Now there is a programme called ‘Strong Girls Can’ that will help empower women by encouraging them to be themselves and knowing that they are good enough.”
“It will give them confidence to behave in a way they want to and not have to conform to those pressures.”
‘Strong Girls Can’ course leader Teresa Hames said: “I am delighted and grateful that Vicky has chosen to give her support to ‘Strong Girls Can’.
“She is just the sort of role model that all young women can look up to and have respect for and I am thrilled she is involved with us.”
Watching the England Lionesses this summer has been a real treat for me. Especially as I have watched all the games with my two young sons and some of their friends. In particular for me, I have loved hearing the girls and boys of our younger generations talking about the players; who their favourite is, who they would like to be like when they grow up, who is the best striker of the ball, who should take the penalties.read more
Coach Unlimited’s Strong Girls Can programme is attracting growing media attention.
Director Teresa Hames was invited into Radio Leicester’s studio this week to discuss the impact the programme has made in the secondary schools in the county.read more
“I am me and I am good enough”
This is a phrase that has become an integral part of my life since we started delivering Strong Girls Can in secondary schools across the UK during 2019.read more
Strong Girls Can coach Rachel Farrington explains how well students from The Market Bosworth School did during their day of self improvement.read more
A huge thanks to all of the amazing girls who took part in our ‘Strong Girls Can’ programme at The Market Bosworth School in Leicestershire.read more