Cash boost to help women take up sport

Mike Vernon
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A Fylde sports project set up to get more women active has been awarded more than £90,000 by Sport England.

The Y:Women Can project will see YMCA Fylde Coast work in partnership with Fylde Council to increase once a week participation amongst women aged 14-40 in three core sports (cycling, swimming and running).

We are absolutely delighted to receive this funding from Sport England

Mike Vernon, Director of Physical Activity for the YMCA said: “We are absolutely delighted to receive this funding from Sport England.

“Being active is really important for a healthy mind and body, in addition to being lots of fun. Thanks to this funding more local women can get involved in sport and reap the rewards that being active provides”

The Y: Women Can project is one of more than 40 projects to secure a share in £8.2 million of

Announcing the funding, Sport England Director of Community Sport, Mike Diaper, said, “It’s great to be working with innovative projects like Y: Women Can which will offer more local

women the chance to get active in a way that suits them best.”