Posted on December 3rd 2019
Getting Involved with Sport at Stamford Bridge
Girls in Years 7 and 9 were invited to Stamford Bridge, home of Chelsea FC, as part of a big push to get girls involved within sport.
The girls looked at the reasons for teenage girls' low participation levels within sport, and tried to come up with solutions to solve this.
They also looked at mental health within sport and the key factors of confidence, resilience and self-esteem. They had to pitch a business idea to former Chelsea and England player, Claire Rafferty who was one of three judges.
The girls proposed that for 20 minutes each day, everyone within school should drop everything and exercise. This also included free water and fruit for all. The girls used clear, loud voices and were very articulate when speaking to the judges and their audience.
The girls also got active within the session and played fun football-based games coached by some of Chelsea’s top coaches.
The highlight of the day was being able to meet former Chelsea captain and England player, Katie Chapman (pictured). Katie was one of the first women able to compete in 2018’s soccer aid, alongside the men for the very first time. The girls really took inspiration from her and were lucky enough to have their picture taken.
Overall, the day was very engaging and the girls left feeling more determined that ever to get involved in exercise!
Well done to all the girls who partcipated so well.
Discussing business ideas.
Making a business pitch for a plan to have 20 minutes of exercise in school every day, with free fruit.
Our girls pictured with Katie Chapman, former Chelsea and England player.
A big thank you to Chelsea FC for being so amazingly welcoming!