Melton launches This Girl Can week

The national This Girl Can campaign comes to Melton next week EMN-150306-110858002
The national This Girl Can campaign comes to Melton next week EMN-150306-110858002
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A national campaign to encourage more women and girls into sport and physical activity hits Melton with a special week of activities.

Sport England’s This Girl Can campaign is being promoted in the county from Monday to the following Sunday.

During the week there will be a Melton timetable of free or reduced cost activities for all women and girls, ranging from leisure centre activities to football club open days and first aid for horses.

The Melton Sport and Health Alliance team at the borough council have also created a Melton Girls Can video in partnership with REDi Productions to help launch the campaign week, featuring many familiar faces from the community.

To view the video, visit

Timetable: Monday – CX Worx (16+) Waterfield Leisure Centre 11.55am-12.25pm (free); Tai chi (all ages) Gloucester House 11.30am-12.30pm (free); Kickboxercise (14+) Samworth Centre 7-8pm (free); dance (11-18) Asfordby Parish Hall 6.45-8.15pm (free); Group horse riding (14-25) Brooksby Equestrian Centre 6-7pm and 7-8pm (£10 - bring own horse); First Aid for Horses (14-25) Brooksby Equestrian Centre 5.30pm and 7pm (free).

Tuesday – Zumba (16+) Waterfield Leisure Centre 9.30-10.30am (free); Legs, Bums and Tums (16+) Waterfield Leisure Centre 1-1.45pm (free); Post Natal Yoga (all ages) The Cove Children’s Centre 12-1pm (£2); Pregnancy Yoga (all ages) The Cove Children’s Centre 7-8pm (£2); Teenage Tennis (10-16) Mount Pleasant, Hose 7-8pm (free); Ladies’ Tennis (10-16) Mount Pleasant, Hose 7.10-8.10pm (free).

Wednesday – Girls’ football (14 and 15) Asfordby Acres, Hoby Road 6-7pm (free); Ladies football (16*) Asfordby Acres, Hoby Road 7-8pm (free); Pure Stretch (16+) Waterfield Leisure Centre 11.30am-12.30pm (free); Ladies Rusty Rackets Tennis (16+) Mount Pleasant, Hose 9.30-11am (free).

Thursday, June 11 – Bodystep (16+) Waterfield Leisure Centre 9.30-10.30am (free); Yoga (16+) Waterfield Leisure Centre 10.45-11.45am (free); Kickboxing and Kung Fu (5+) Polish Club, Sandy Lane 7-8.30pm (free).

Friday, June 12 – Pushy Mums Buggy Fitness (all ages) Wilton Park Bandstand 9.30-10.30am (free); HiiT (16+) Waterfield Leisure Centre 10.35-11.20am (free).

Saturday, June 13 – Parkrun: Melton Girls Can Run (all ages) Melton Country Park 9am (free); Kickboxercise (14+) Well Fit Studio, Leicester Road Industrial Estate 10.35-11.45am (free); Kickboxing and Kung Fu (5+) Well Fit Studio, Leicester Road Industrial Estate 12-1.30pm (free); Bowls Club open day (all ages) Holwell Sports Bowls Club 10am-4pm (free).

Sunday, June 14 – Girls Football Open Morning (5-11) Nottingham Road ground, Bottesford 10am-noon (free)

Monday to Friday – This Girl Can College and School Roadshow (14+) Melton and Belvoir secondary schols and colleges 1.30-3.30pm (free).

* For more information, call Melton Council’s sports team on (01664) 502502 or email