Women encouraged to get into sport during Women’s Sport Week

ACTIVITIES ranging from Boot Camp to Aqua Zumba Pool Party are being offered free of charge during Women’s Sport Week.

Reading Sport and Leisure (RSL) is hosting the programme of events at  Palmer Park and Meadway Sports Centre in partnership with New Directions and Race for Life to encourage more women to participate in sport and physical activity by offering daily sessions free of charge between Monday 19 June and Sunday 25 June:

Monday 19 June – Boot Camp
Palmer Park, 6.30pm to 7.30pm

Tuesday 20 June – Spin-er-cise
Meadway Sports Centre, 09.30am to 10.15am

Wednesday 21 June – Spin-er-cise
Palmer Park, 09.15am to 10.00am

Thursday 22 June – Aqua Zumba Pool Party
Meadway Sports Centre, 07.45pm to 08.30pm

Friday 23 June – Kettle Pump
Palmer Park, 07.45pm to 08.30pm

Saturday 24 June – Kettlercise
Meadway Sports Centre, 10am to 11am

Sunday 25 June – Back to Netball
Meadway Sports Centre, 6pm to 7pm

Race for Life will also be present at the Aqua Zumba Pool Party handing out goodie bags to those attending. They will also be hoping to encourage more women to participate in the upcoming Race for Life on Sunday 16 July, and Pretty Muddy event on Saturday 15 July.

Reading’s Lead Councillor for Culture, Sport, and Consumer Services, Sarah Hacker, said:

“Unfortunately, women are still less likely to take part in sport than men. Women’s Sport Week is a brilliant opportunity for women of all levels of fitness to try out different types of exercises for free, in a friendly and welcoming environment.”

Anybody interested in coming along to any of the sessions, can book a place by contacting the appropriate centre directly:

Palmer Park 0118 937 5080
Meadway Sports Centre 0118 937 5060

All of the activities are open to those aged 16 and over.


Notes to Editors

Women’s Sport Week is supported by Women In Sport, BBC Sport, Sky Sports, Department for Culture, Media and Sport, and Sport England.

Victoria Nickless

For media enquiries about this release email victoria.nickless@reading.gov.uk or call 0118 937 3957