She Has Game is a borough-wide campaign by Jason Roberts Foundation to get young females engaged and registered in local sports clubs and organisations regardless of ability, background and circumstances.
In the last few months, the Foundation in partnership with academies, schools, clubs and community organisations have carried out extensive research and consultation exploring why there is less amount of girls playing sports compared to boys in Brent.
We decided to focus on providing the platform where young girls in their mass numbers could come together to engage and explore different sports activities such as Golf, Boxing, Volleyball, Football, Athletics, Basketball and Rugby in a safe and fun environment without the fear of being judged or coerced.
She Has Game campaign aims to inspire girls to be more active in sports and take up the opportunities available through local sports clubs and organisation. To help with this we held a celebration event on Wednesday 13thof July 2016 at Ark Academy in partnership with Track Academy, The Golf Trust, Kinja FC and Willesden Volleyball Club. The event saw 75 young girls from 11 to 14 years old get stuck in four different sports activities and register for the opportunity to do more during and after the summer.
Ark Academy student Luana, who has attended all three celebration events and now is a regular rugby player for Kilburn Cosmos RFC, shared her thoughts on the day and the girls in sports, “I think sports is something really important to have part of your life because it can help you make friends and help you improve your fitness”.
The Jason Roberts Foundation would like to take this opportunity to say a massive thank you to Ark Academy and Big Lottery Fund, whose support makes all this possible.