Welcome to Manchester Girls Can!

We're part of Sport England's national This Girl Can campaign which has already inspired millions of women like you to start getting active.

We're here to support you to try something new or return to something you loved before, through the huge range of activities available to you in Manchester.

Check out our film, showing what Manchester women are already getting up to and how much fun they're having!

Find out how to get started and read the stories from our Manchester women.

Find out what facilities are available in your local area and search for the type of activities you're interested in.

Have a go; take a mate; make new friends and find what you love!

ACTIVE AUGUST! Free Taster sessions for women.

Throughout August 2018 Manchester Girls Can is offering women the chance to try a range of adventurous activities and what's more.. they're free!  Try mountain-biking, skateboarding, BMX, climbing, kayaking and track cycling.  Get to experience Manchester's fantastic facilities including the awe-inspiring Manchester Climbing Centre and the HSBC National Cycling Centre.  Conquer your fears to try something new and you just might.. find something you love!  Find out more

Manchester Sports Awards 2018

Nominate NOW for the 2018 Manchester Sports Awards!  Which women or programmes have inspired you?  Nominate a club, young volunteer, people's champion, coach, community programme and more!  Find out more here and get nominating! Deadline 3rd Sept. 

Manchester Girls Can celebrates International Women's Day 2018 in style!

Manchester Girls Can had a fantastic week for International Women's Day!  Including free climbing tasters for women at Manchester Climbing Centre; meeting Muslim women at the new women only gym at Belle Vue Leisure Centre; hearing inspirational stories from women running Parkrun in Platt Fields - including older women, a woman recently diagnosed with breast cancer, women running to alleviate symptoms of depression, women volunteers and more!  And last but not least, attending the 'Our Wythenshawe Women' event to promote Manchester Girls Can, which included a dance demo for all the women (some great moves from participants!).  All in all a great week, showing that across Manchester... 'THIS GIRL CAN!'. 


Manchester's Women Only Gym

Manchester's 'This Girl Can' women-only gym has been a great success.  Opened in 2017 at Belle Vue Leisure Centre, there have been hundreds of visits each week.  Users have told us they feel more comfortable in a female-only gym, or that due to cultural obligation the women-only gym means they now have the opportunity to do exercise when they didn't before.  There is help on hand to use the equipment.  Pop in to the leisure centre to find out more! 



This Mum Can!

11 Manchester primary schools have taken part in This Girl Can sessions for mums - to support busy mums, grans etc to get active!  Most schools have chosen fitness and dance classes. The sessions have proved really popular with mums coming together to have fun, get fit and make new friends while the kids are at school!  Most of the sessions are at 9am after school drop-off, or after school.  


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