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31 Mar

#HERMoJo ♀ GET active whatever your age with .@moveitorloseit1

09:30 Getting active as a mature woman

10:30

Move It or Lose It supports #WSW2017 & #ACTIV8afriend - a gentle 'nudge' every month to help get more women more ACTIVE!

Move It or Lose It! was founded in 2010 by award-winning fitness expert, Julie Robinson, who has dedicated her career to motivating thousands of people to keep active so they can enjoy healthier, happier lives. 
Through their specialist instructor training programme they now have a national network of fun-filled classes spreading across the UK along with a range of exercise DVDs and resistance bands to keep everyone moving whatever their age or ability.

For more information, check out the website: http://www.moveitorloseit.co.uk

Find #FemaleFriendly Clubs/Classes in @WomenSportsWeek on @ACTIVEMapX 

Most women only need a 'nudge' to get more active - so WSNet runs a monthly #ACTIV8afriend programme on social media.  Why don’t you join us on the 'eighth' of each month and invite a friend, rellie or neighbour to join you at your class . . . or for a run.  If you run a #FemaleFriendly class/club - offer a discount, voucher, BOGOF . . .or just a FREE session if people bring a friend.  You get more folk joining your sessions - we get more women more ACTIVE - and have a fun time on social media tweeting about #ThisGirlCan - and it's FREE - we will RT many the best tweets/pix to our 45k community.

So why not join us? Keep the spirit of @WomenSportsWeek alive - #ACTIV8afriend once a month on the 8th! More info HERE - and don't forget our FREE #FemaleFriendly activity-finder - ACTIVEMapX - HERE - 32,000 people are now listed - are you?

Promote your video on #ACTIV8TV? Send a link to jo.c@wsnet.co.uk with some info about your club/class. 

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31 Mar

#HerMoJo ♀VIDEO - Why Women/Girls have more ACL injuries VIA: Player Fitness & Performance

12:00 - Six ACL recovery exercises

11:00

Players Fitness & Performance supports #HerMoJo - a gentle 'nudge' to help get more women & girls, more ACTIVE!

ACL recovery programme for women & girls. Scroll for all six videos.

#1 Anatomical Makeup

The Q-Angle is the relationship between the hips and knees. It is more pronounced in females because their hips are designed to be child-bearing.

Unfortunately, this angle from the hip to the knee puts girls at much higher risk for tearing their ACL and having other knee injuries.
But, fear not...there are solutions and injury prevention modalities you can learn below.
 
#2 Flexibility and Mobility
 
In a lot of ways, girls are more flexible than guys. It is a good thing for moany girls have hypermobile knees for example, which gives them the ability to hyperextend their knees. Again, not a good thing when it comes to jumping (I.E. netball players) or even accelerating from a stopped position (I.E. a lacrosse player attacking a ball after the draw).

 

 
Again, there are viable solutions every female athlete can do to strengthen the knees and counteract some of the unnecessary mobilities and flexibilities they have.
  
#3 Hormonal Changes 
 
Research shows that the hormonal changes during the menstrual cycle can put them at a higher risk of injury. Check our article on training & menstruation. Now you know why, and you are asking yourself, “How can I give my daughter the best chance of AVOIDING the season and possible career ending ACL Tear?”

There are 6 exercises every female athlete should be doing year round to keep their knees resilient and injury-free.
 
Most of them they can do on their own with little to no equipment.
 
1) Clam Shell - WATCH on YouTube

This exercise will strengthen the glutes big time, which are the top muscles that stop the knee from caving in. The motion works directly against the inward force that causes ACL injuries.

 
2) Double Leg Bridge w/mini band - WATCH on YouTube

This exercise has multiple benefits. It is going to make you a lot faster, plus it will strengthen hamstrings AND glutes to further stabilize knee and hips.

 
3) Single Leg Step Behind - WATCH on YouTube

This one looks 10X easier than it is. To truly go all the way down and up, without the knee caving in and without pushing off the bottom pad, requires a ton of strength from the quads, hamstrings, and glutes. This one builds off the previous two.

 
4) Hex Bar Deadlift- 2-3 sets of 5-7 reps in-season - WATCH on You Tube

The hex bar allows athletes to achieve the optimal deadlift position without putting their lower back at risk (opposed to a barbell deadlift). This exercise not only reinforces all of the muscles and movements from above, but it is a total body exercise that also incorporates a lot of upper body. Highly effective for performance and ACL prevention when done correctly.

  
5) Mini Band Side Steps- 2-3 sets of 10 reps in-season - WATCH on YouTube

This one works the athlete in movement. Most ACL injuries come from cutting and changing direction. By doing the stationary side steps first, you are priming the body to withstand the knee from diving in when you go to plant and cut. 

 
6) Single leg box jump stick - WATCH on YouTube

This is the highest level of difficulty of the six exercises, which means it is also the most effective and beneficial when done correctly. You will want to build up to this one, starting out with double leg jumps and landings before progressing to single leg. A female athletes ability to decelerate and keep the knee from wiggling is KEY to preventing ACL injury.

You can do a few of these exercises on your own with zero equipment. Make sure you are doing them correctly and with control.  More from Player's Fitness & Performance - HERE

So why not join in? Keep active during the Coronavirus outbreak.

Promote your video on #WSNetTV Send a link to jo.c@wsnet.co.uk with some info about your exercise programme.

Have you seen MoJoManuals? FOOTBALLMoJo, LACROSSEMoJo, ROWMoJo, NETBALLMoJo – www.WSNet.co.uk/MoJoManuals

MoJoManuals addressing the wide range of issues which teenage girls face as they engage in competitive sport. Predicated on 'Physical Literacy' but also cover a range of other emotive issues such as: body image, diet, fit or thin, social media, training with menstruation, coaching style etc. – which impact how girls engage/drop out of sport – and potentially go on to be elite athletes and confident, mature young women outside of sport.

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31 Mar

#HERMoJo ♀ VIDEO - Diet for success with @katemoloney_ & @watson_lizzy - #MoJoAFRICA

12:00 Diet for Netball - Powering Performance

13:00

Diet for netball - Top level performances require smart nutrition - that’s why VIS netballers Liz Watson and Kate Moloney choose fish for protien and Omega-3. - Supported by WSNet's HerMoJo programme

Getting ready for a match? It’s often the last 15 mins that winners win . . . or is it when losers lose? Sometimes you just run out of energy in those closing minutes. Could it be the fuel you’re using? Even before you start playing big competitions it’s worth getting the right fuel for a match or tournament.

Before – Avoid eating big meals within 2 hours of exercise. For an effective pre-game snack, try fruit, low fi bre carbs or cereal bars.

During – between quarters, on the subs bench or at half time, top up with a couple of Jelly Babies for fast releasing energy.

After – your body will be crying out for carbs, protein and fl uids so plan to eat something within 30 mins. Sometimes you feel less hungry then, so a yogurt, glass of semiskimmed milk or a sandwich is perfect. You can take it as soon as you come off the pitch, perhaps with a banana. A more structured, yet light, refuel might be an omelette with juice or water. 

Find your NETBALLMoJo

WSNet HerMoJo programme supports the INF Creating Choices with NETBALLMoJo - more info:

  • WSNet's work in Africa - HERE
  • International Netball Federation - #CreatingChoices programme - HERE
  • NETBALLMoJo - written by key contributors around the world is designed to help girls overcome many of the issues they face in both western and 'third world' communities starting out in netball. 
  • Order you copy here - www.wsnet.co.uk/netballmojo

International – we’re currently working to get NETBALLMoJo translated (into Zulu, Xhosa, Swahili etc.) and digitised. Keen to work with UK NGBs and International Federations to help get the ‘Empowerment through Sport’ message across. Digital editions can be distributed virtually free (e.g. 50 Rupees) and delivered directly, circumventing local (often misogynistic) prejudices – we believe that gives WSNet a unique momentum that can really change the lives of girls in both western and 'third world' countries. If you can help please email paul.r@wsnet.co.uk with your interest.

Background to Women’s Sports Network
Is a self-funded, cooperative network of groups and individuals working independently as associates and part-time volunteers. It is a not-for-profit community approaching one hundred thousand worldwide. Crystallising the issues & coordinating opportunities around WomenSport & Fitness by working in partnership with commercial/NGBs/educational/Charity organisations to raise the profile of WomenSport & SportsWomen. Advocating better access to Sport/FITNess, alleviating gender-bias and empowering women & girls through sport & fitness in their everyday lives.

 

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31 Mar

#NETBALLMoJo ♀VIDEO - Develop the Universal Athletic Position with .@nettyheads

12:00 - find your UAP with Nick from The Youth Academy

15:00

The Universal Athletic Position allows for efficiency of movement. Join Nick to learn more about this position and its relationship to Netball. Nettyheads are coaching specialists in NSW, Australia.

Corrective exercise and performance enhancement specialists consider this position vital to athletic movement. All athletes, no matter the sport, should learn this stance.

“Being proficient with this setup is a necessity for athletes to reach their full athletic potential,” According to Drew Walsh from 'Dick's Sporting goods. Walsh says. “If proper mechanics are overlooked, we then create poor habits and movement patterns.”

HOW TO GET INTO THE UNIVERSAL ATHLETIC POSITION

Begin by standing in an athletic stance with your feet slightly outside your shoulders. Attempt to evenly distribute your weight through your midfoot. Once you’re in position, follow these steps:

  • Drive your hips straight back. Your chest should lean slightly forward.
  • Bend your knees until your shoulders are in line with your toes.
  • Fully extend your arms, aligning them with your torso.
  • Bring your shoulder blades down and back.
  • Hold this position while maintaining a flat back. Remember to shift your weight through your midfoot.

Walsh notes that understanding the universal athletic position can lead to more advanced, intricate movements to further your training. “Once this setup is mastered, athletes can progress to more complex movements to maximize transfer to all strength training, movement mechanics and sports-specific tasks, while also enhancing performance and helping to reduce risk of injury,” he says.

WSNet & NETBALLMoJo 

  • WSNet's work in Africa - HERE
  • International Netball Federation - #CreatingChoices programme - HERE
  • NETBALLMoJo - written by key contributors around the world is designed to help girls overcome many of the issues they face in both western and 'third world' communities starting out in netball. More info  Order you copy here - www.wsnet.co.uk/netballmojo
  • Netball Australia Knee P:rogramme - https://knee.netball.com.au/junior/

International – we’re currently working to get NETBALLMoJo translated (into Zulu, Xhosa, Swahili etc.) and digitised. Keen to work with UK NGBs and International Federations to help get the ‘Empowerment through Sport’ message across. Digital editions can be distributed virtually free (e.g. 50 Rupees) and delivered directly, circumventing local (often misogynistic) prejudices – we believe that gives WSNet a unique momentum that can really change the lives of girls in both western and 'third world' countries. If you can help please email paul.r@wsnet.co.uk with your interest.

Background to Women’s Sports Network

Is a self-funded, cooperative network of groups and individuals working independently as associates and part-time volunteers. It is a not-for-profit community approaching one hundred thousand worldwide. Crystallising the issues & coordinating opportunities around WomenSport & Fitness by working in partnership with commercial/NGBs/educational/Charity organisations to raise the profile of WomenSport & SportsWomen. Advocating better access to Sport/FITNess, alleviating gender-bias and empowering women & girls through sport & fitness in their everyday lives.

Follow @WSNTVi on Twitter for updates on ALL WSN-TV On-Screen programmes.

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01 Apr

#HERMoJo ♀ VIDEO - 0 Minute Abs & Booty Home Workout - WATCH & TRY

09:00 Exercise YOGA a quick guide to greats abs!

10:00

Clubbercise supports #HerMoJo - a gentle 'nudge' to help get more women, more ACTIVE!

Here's a quick workout you can do at home to strengthen your abs and life your butt. This is a great workout you can do right before one of the longer workouts on http://30DayButtTransformation.com

So why not join them? Keep active during the Coronavirus outback.

Promote your video on #WSNetTV Send a link to jo.c@wsnet.co.uk with some info about your exercise programme.

Promote your video on #WSNetTV Send a link to jo.c@wsnet.co.uk with some info about your exercise/coaching programmes.

Have you seen MoJoManuals? FOOTBALLMoJo, LACROSSEMoJo, ROWMoJo, NETBALLMoJo – www.WSNet.co.uk/MoJoManuals

MoJoManuals addressing the wide range of issues which teenage girls face as they engage in competitive sport. Predicated on 'Physical Literacy' but also cover a range of other emotive issues such as: body image, diet, fit or thin, social media, training with menstruation, coaching style etc. – which impact how girls engage/drop out of sport – and potentially go on to be elite athletes and confident, mature young women outside of sport.

 

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01 Apr

#NETBALLMoJo ♀VIDEO - The Knee PROGRAMME with .@TeamAntcliff, .@AussieDiamonds #MoJoAFRICA

13:00 - The AUS Knee Programme meets HerMoJo!

14:00

Netball Australia supports #HerMoJo - a gentle 'nudge' to help get more women & girls, more ACTIVE!

The 'Knee Programme'

NETBALLMoJo - the next in this empowering series of manuals designed to help teenage girls overcome some of the many issues they face as they engage in competitive sport. Covering a range of sports they investigate issues such as; body image, diet, breast health, fit or thin, social media, training with menstruation, coach attitude etc. All of which can often impact how girls engage/drop out of sport – and potentially go on to be elite athletes and confident, mature young women outside of sport.

Much of the NETBALLMoJo covers strength and agility from an injury prevention point of view and is hugely useful for young netballers to get off ‘on the right foot’!

Netball Australia developed the KNEE Programme which aims to reduce all lower body injuries across all levels of netball. Hear from Netball Australia's Head Physiotherapist Alanna Antcliff, Australian Diamonds head coach Lisa Alexander and Australian Diamonds shooter Erin Bell.

WSNet has, with the agreement of Netball Australia, drawn heavily on the Knee Programme and will be launching NETBALLMoJo – initially in English on 1st July in time for the World Cup on Liverpool 12-21 July. MORE INFO https://www.nwc2019.co.uk/

Download a FREE copy of The Knee Programme from Netball Austraia - HERE

WSNet & NETBALLMoJo supports The Knee Program

  • WSNet's work in Africa - HERE
  • International Netball Federation - #CreatingChoices programme - HERE
  • NETBALLMoJo - written by key contributors around the world is designed to help girls overcome many of the issues they face in both western and 'third world' communities starting out in netball. More info  Order you copy here - www.wsnet.co.uk/netballmojo
  • Netball Australia Knee P:rogramme - https://knee.netball.com.au/junior/

International – we’re currently working to get NETBALLMoJo translated (into Zulu, Xhosa, Swahili etc.) and digitised. Keen to work with UK NGBs and International Federations to help get the ‘Empowerment through Sport’ message across. Digital editions can be distributed virtually free (e.g. 50 Rupees) and delivered directly, circumventing local (often misogynistic) prejudices – we believe that gives WSNet a unique momentum that can really change the lives of girls in both western and 'third world' countries. If you can help please email paul.r@wsnet.co.uk with your interest.

Background to Women’s Sports Network

Is a self-funded, cooperative network of groups and individuals working independently as associates and part-time volunteers. It is a not-for-profit community approaching one hundred thousand worldwide. Crystallising the issues & coordinating opportunities around WomenSport & Fitness by working in partnership with commercial/NGBs/educational/Charity organisations to raise the profile of WomenSport & SportsWomen. Advocating better access to Sport/FITNess, alleviating gender-bias and empowering women & girls through sport & fitness in their everyday lives.

Promote your video on #WSNetTV Send a link to jo.c@wsnet.co.uk with some info about your exercise/coaching programmes.

Have you seen MoJoManuals? FOOTBALLMoJo, LACROSSEMoJo, ROWMoJo, NETBALLMoJo – www.WSNet.co.uk/MoJoManuals

MoJoManuals addressing the wide range of issues which teenage girls face as they engage in competitive sport. Predicated on 'Physical Literacy' but also cover a range of other emotive issues such as: body image, diet, fit or thin, social media, training with menstruation, coaching style etc. – which impact how girls engage/drop out of sport – and potentially go on to be elite athletes and confident, mature young women outside of sport.

Follow @WSNTVi on Twitter for updates on ALL WSN-TV On-Screen programmes.

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01 Apr

#MoJoAFRICA - Mary Waya Feature - @MaryWayaNetball via @WSNet

13:00 Mara Waya: Malawi Queens Assistant Coach

14:00

WSNet covers a range of Women's Sports - during the Coronovirus join us and enjoy archive videos & stories about SportsWomen & WomenSport

The Mary Waya Netball Academy, Malawi

Mary Waya (born 25 May 1968) is a Malawian netball player and coach. Waya started playing international-level netball at age 14, and has played in more than 200 representative matches for Malawi. During that time she has competed in two World Netball Championships (1995 and 2007), three Commonwealth Games (1998, 2006 and 2010), and two World Netball Series (2009 and 2010).

Waya came to international prominence during the 2007 World Championships in New Zealand, where the Malawian national team (the "Queens") finished 5th, their highest ever placing. She announced her retirement after the tournament, but returned to international competition the following year. She remains the national team's most high-profile player, and was chosen as the flag bearer for the Malawi team at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi.

After the 2010 World Series in Liverpool, Waya again announced her retirement from international netball, along with Queens veterans Peace Chawinga-Kalua and Esther Nkhoma. She turned her attention to coaching, and later that year stepped into the role of head coach of the Malawi U-20 netball team.

The Netball Association of Malawi (NAM) held negotiations with the three retired players to try to convince them to return to the Queens. On 15 June 2011, the NAM announced that Waya had agreed to return to the national team, along with Queens veterans Esther Nkhoma and Sylvia Mtetemela; Peace Chawinga-Kalua had earlier signed as assistant coach for the team. Media reports in Malawi indicated that the return of the three veterans players had caused major tension in the Queens squad, which led Waya to withdraw early from the squad's training camp.

In domestic netball, Waya plays for the MTL Queens. She was married to the late Bullets FC player Fumu Ng'oma, before they later separated; Waya and Ng'oma have two sons.

She was named as the coach of the Tanzania National Netball Team in 2012.

MoJoAFRICA - Can you help us, help girls in in Sub-saharan AFRICA? Please give us a High5! (£5, $5, 5Euros) to gift NETBALLMoJo to girls in Africa in their own langauge - www.WSNet.co.uk/MoJoAFRICA 

Promote your video on #WSNetTV Send a link to jo.c@wsnet.co.uk with some info about your exercise/coaching programmes.

Have you seen MoJoManuals? FOOTBALLMoJo, LACROSSEMoJo, ROWMoJo, NETBALLMoJo – www.WSNet.co.uk/MoJoManuals

MoJoManuals addressing the wide range of issues which teenage girls face as they engage in competitive sport. Predicated on 'Physical Literacy' but also cover a range of other emotive issues such as: body image, diet, fit or thin, social media, training with menstruation, coaching style etc. – which impact how girls engage/drop out of sport – and potentially go on to be elite athletes and confident, mature young women outside of sport.

Follow @WSNTVi on Twitter for updates on ALL WSN-TV On-Screen programmes.

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01 Apr

#NETBALLMoJo VIDEO - Fuelling up during your menstrual cycle with #MoJoAFRICA

12:00 Eating & Training on your Period

17:00

Eating & Training on your Period - The Female Athlete Traid - supported by WSNet's HerMoJo programme

Read more about diet, training and periods in MoJoManauls - BUY HERE

The advice we offer in the Feeling Good zone – bone health, healthy food, rehydration, the menstrual cycle and smart training – is there to help you train well and support you being a young woman as well as an athlete. We want you to be on top form and avoid habits which can lead to lack of energy, tiredness, disrupted periods - and even fragile bones. Any combination of disordered eating, menstrual problems and bone health in female athletes (plus any associated energy defi cit/lowered performance) is often described as the ‘Female Athlete Triad’.

Food and water to fuel your exercise - Eating the right foods at the right times will help avoid ‘Female Athlete Triad’ – other signs to look out for are: feeling overly tired from excessive training, over exercising or decreasing the amount of food you eat. Abnormal eating habits (restricting foods, skipping meals, eating disorders) can also result F.A.T. symptoms – causing low energy levels. These can disrupt your period and increase risk of injury. So, eat and drink smart to train smart!

Keep track of your menstrual cycle - By using a period tracker app (or tracking the start and end dates of you period in a diary or calendar) you will be able to work out your menstrual pattern. Irregular or multiple missed periods can impact bone health by disrupting oestrogen levels. If you have missed periods or your periods haven’t started by the time you are 15 OR if you began breast development more than three years ago and haven’t started your periods, it’s worth arranging a check-up just to make sure everything is OK.

Bone growth – your bones are growing fast in the early teens so, again a healthy diet that includes calcium (see page 32), sensible training and period tracking are alessential to keep them strong.

Find your NETBALLMoJo

WSNet HerMoJo programme supports the INF Creating Choices with NETBALLMoJo - more info:

  • WSNet's work in Africa - HERE
  • International Netball Federation - #CreatingChoices programme - HERE
  • NETBALLMoJo - written by key contributors around the world is designed to help girls overcome many of the issues they face in both western and 'third world' communities starting out in netball. 
  • Order you copy here - www.wsnet.co.uk/netballmojo

International – we’re currently working to get NETBALLMoJo translated (into Zulu, Xhosa, Swahili etc.) and digitised. Keen to work with UK NGBs and International Federations to help get the ‘Empowerment through Sport’ message across. Digital editions can be distributed virtually free (e.g. 50 Rupees) and delivered directly, circumventing local (often misogynistic) prejudices – we believe that gives WSNet a unique momentum that can really change the lives of girls in both western and 'third world' countries. If you can help please email paul.r@wsnet.co.uk with your interest.

Background to Women’s Sports Network
Is a self-funded, cooperative network of groups and individuals working independently as associates and part-time volunteers. It is a not-for-profit community approaching one hundred thousand worldwide. Crystallising the issues & coordinating opportunities around WomenSport & Fitness by working in partnership with commercial/NGBs/educational/Charity organisations to raise the profile of WomenSport & SportsWomen. Advocating better access to Sport/FITNess, alleviating gender-bias and empowering women & girls through sport & fitness in their everyday lives.

 

 

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01 Apr

#HERMoJo - ♀ with Marathon Pioneer Kathrine Switzer .@261Fearless

16:15 Katherine Switzer's Boston Marathon Experience16

17:15

261 Fearless supports #ACTIV8afriend - a gentle 'nudge' every month to help get more women more ACTIVE!

Switzer was born in Germany, the daughter of a major in the United States Army. Her family returned to the United States in 1949.[3] She graduated from George C. Marshall High School in Fairfax County, Virginia, then attended Syracuse University, where she studied journalism.She earned a bachelor's degree there in 1968 and a master's degree in 1972.

1967 Boston Marathon
While attending university, Switzer completed the race in 1967 under entry number 261 with the Syracuse Harriers athletic club, five years before women were officially allowed to compete in it. Her finishing time of approximately 4 hours and 20 minutes was nearly an hour behind the first female finisher, Bobbi Gibb (who ran unregistered). She registered under the gender-neutral "K. V. Switzer", which she says was not done to mislead the officials. She says she had long used "K. V. Switzer" to sign the articles she wrote for her university paper. Switzer was issued a number through an "oversight" in the entry screening process, and was treated as an interloper when the error was discovered. Race official Jock Semple attempted to physically remove her from the race. Switzer claims he shouted, "Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers." Switzer's boyfriend Tom Miller, who was running with her, shoved Semple aside and sent him flying, allowing her to proceed. Photographs taken of the incident made world headlines.

Afterwards, Boston Athletic Association director Will Cloney was asked his opinion of Switzer competing in the race. Cloney said, "Women can't run in the Marathon because the rules forbid it. Unless we have rules, society will be in chaos. I don't make the rules, but I try to carry them out. We have no space in the Marathon for any unauthorized person, even a man. If that girl were my daughter, I would spank her."

Because of her run, the AAU barred women from all competitions with male runners, violaters to lose the right to compete in any races. Switzer, with other women runners, tried to convince the Boston Athletic Association to allow women to participate in the marathon. Finally, in 1972, women were welcome to run the Boston Marathon officially for the first time ever. Jock Semple, the man who had previously attempted to remove Switzer from the race, was instrumental in this formal admission of female runners.

Later competition and work
Switzer was the women's winner of the 1974 New York City Marathon, with a time of 3:07:29 (59th overall). Her personal best time for the marathon distance is 2:51:37, at Boston in 1975.

Switzer was named Female Runner of the Decade (1967–77) by Runner’s World Magazine and received an Emmy for her work as a television commentator. She wrote Running and Walking for Women over 40 in 1997. She released her memoir, Marathon Woman, in April 2007 on the 40th anniversary of her first running the Boston Marathon. In April 2008, Marathon Woman won the Billie Award for journalism for its inspiring portrayal of women in sports. When visiting the Boston Marathon, Switzer is glad to see other female runners:

'When I go to the Boston Marathon now, I have wet shoulders—women fall into my arms crying. They're weeping for joy because running has changed their lives. They feel they can do anything.'
She was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in 2011 for creating a social revolution by empowering women around the world through running. Since 1967, she has worked to improve running opportunities for women in different parts of the world.

So why not join us? Keep the spirit of @WomenSportsWeek & #ThisGIRLCan alive - #ACTIV8afriend once a month on the 8th! More info HERE - and don't forget our FREE #FemaleFriendly activity-finder - ACTIVEMapX - HERE - 32,000 people are now listed - are you?

Promote your video on #ACTIV8TV? Send a link to jo.c@wsnet.co.uk with some info about your club/class. 

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02 Apr

#HerMoJo ♀VIDEO - How Sports Impact the Lives of Women @Sham_Kohestani

11:00: TEDxUNC - Shamila Kohestani - How Sports Impact the Lives of Women

11:00

Shamila Kohestani upports #HerMoJo - a gentle 'nudge' to help get more women & girls, more ACTIVE!

The captain of the first women's Afghan national soccer team and recipient of the 2006 Arthur Ashe Courage Award talks about growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan and the challenges facing women and girls in that environment. Kohestani discusses how playing soccer gave her confidence and courage to fight against oppression of women worldwide.



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Promote your video on #WSNetTV Send a link to jo.c@wsnet.co.uk with some info about your exercise/coaching programmes.

Have you seen MoJoManuals? FOOTBALLMoJo, LACROSSEMoJo, ROWMoJo, NETBALLMoJo – www.WSNet.co.uk/MoJoManuals

MoJoManuals addressing the wide range of issues which teenage girls face as they engage in competitive sport. Predicated on 'Physical Literacy' but also cover a range of other emotive issues such as: body image, diet, fit or thin, social media, training with menstruation, coaching style etc. – which impact how girls engage/drop out of sport – and potentially go on to be elite athletes and confident, mature young women outside of sport.

Follow @WSNTVi on Twitter for updates on ALL WSN-TV On-Screen programmes.

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02 Apr

#HerMoJo ♀VIDEO - Whoooosh find you MoJo with a .@PowerhoopUK session

11:00 Get into the swing with Powerhoops

12:00

Powerhoopsupports #HerMoJo - a gentle 'nudge' toSo you want to get into netball.

Fitness League demonstrates one of their brilliant routines - hoops!

  • Lose inches around your waist while having fun in a Powerhoop group exercise class. Our certified instructors are trained to teach exciting, effective classes that give their members fast results. You can find a class in your area at www.powerhoop.com, or ask your local gym to check out the Powerhoop Instructor Training Course.
  • Fitness experts claim that it's impossible to "spot reduce." Powerhoop is proving them wrong.Powerhooping may be fun, but it's a fitness activity that can be taken seriously. A new study by researchers at Canada’s University of Waterloo Spine Biomechanics Laboratory, one of the world's foremost sports medical research facilities, has now confirmed that regular Powerhooping causes the waist to shrink. The subjects were fourteen mildly overweight women who used a Powerhoop for fifteen minutes per day, five days per week, over a period of six weeks. The researchers collected several types of data, including calories burned, subcutaneous fat measurements, subjects’ body measurements and muscle activation.
  • On average, subjects experienced a significant decrease in waist and hip circumference, and waist‐to‐hip ratio. Average reduction in waist size was 3.35 cm, with three of the fourteen subjects losing between 5 and 7.5 cm around the waist. The hips also shrank, but not as much. (The "hourglass shape" was therefore accentuated.
More on Powerhoop HERE & Follow them on Twitter @PowerhoopUK

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Have you seen MoJoManuals? FOOTBALLMoJo, LACROSSEMoJo, ROWMoJo, NETBALLMoJo – www.WSNet.co.uk/MoJoManuals

MoJoManuals addressing the wide range of issues which teenage girls face as they engage in competitive sport. Predicated on 'Physical Literacy' but also cover a range of other emotive issues such as: body image, diet, fit or thin, social media, training with menstruation, coaching style etc. – which impact how girls engage/drop out of sport – and potentially go on to be elite athletes and confident, mature young women outside of sport.

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02 Apr

#HERMoJo ♀ Loop #PINGPONG in the Bar with .@TableTennisENG

11:30 Ping Pong Pubs & Cafes - fun getting ACTIVE

12:30

LOOP Social Table Tennis programme supports #HERMoJo - more women more ACTIVE!

At LOOP, we believe table tennis is ideally suited to cafés, bars and pubs, and similar venues.  The game is as sociable or competitive as the players want it to be and a single table can be enjoyed by up to 20 people at any one time.

There are lots of ping pong pubs and cafés already popping up all over the place.  

♦ Table Tennis is a vital part of pub and café culture and leads a return of pub games

♦ Pub table tennis tables are focal points where friends and strangers meet, laugh and play

♦ New forms of social leagues, ladders and cups thrive across every village, town and city

We’re already working with a number of independent bars, pub chains and breweries to build a thriving pub LOOP culture, where table tennis leads the way.

Want to find out more?  Click here to email LOOP table tennis!

How can you #ACTIV8afriend? 

Most women only need a 'nudge' to get more active - so WSNet runs a monthly #ACTIV8afriend programme on social media.  Why don’t you join us on the 'eighth' of each month and invite a friend, rellie or neighbour to join you at your class . . . or for a run.  If you run a #FemaleFriendly class/club - offer a discount, voucher, BOGOF . . .or just a FREE session if people bring a friend.  You get more folk joining your sessions - we get more women more ACTIVE - and have a fun time on social media tweeting about #ThisGirlCan - and it's FREE - we will RT many the best tweets/pix to our 45k community.

Promote your video on #ACTIV8TV? Send a link to jo.c@wsnet.co.uk with some info about your club/class. 

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02 Apr

#NETBALLMoJo VIDEO - BEE Programme #MoJoAFRICA VIA: .@england_netball

12:00 - Under 11? you can BEE Netball

13:00

England Netball supports #HerMoJo with the BEE programme - a gentle 'nudge' to help get more women & girls, more ACTIVE!

it’s about how hard you try to Bee!

This is Bee Netball. A programme all about friendship, inclusion, fair play and playing together. It’s not about how good children are, it’s about how hard they try to Bee!

Bee Netball is not just a game, but a framework for children to get a great start in life through learning valuable skills including social, emotional and teamwork, all through netball. We’re excited that you’re interested in becoming part of this and changing and developing the young lives in your community. Bees themselves exemplify many of the values that netball instils; they’re active, hardworking, have a real sense of belonging and that’s exactly what we hope all our very own Bees (the young players!) develop as they are introduced to our great sport! It's not complicated, it’s simply a way to enable children to play the game while learning and developing a whole heap of other important skills.

England Netball aims to combat nationwide wellbeing issues with new U11 programme
 
89% of girls do not meet required level of physical activityin the UK!

England Netball is delighted to announce the launch of its new Bee Netball programme designed exclusively for U11s. Research conducted by Youth Sport Trust shows that a whopping 89% of girls do not meet the required level of physical activity and the Department of Health found that one-third of children in the UK are overweight or obese. In fact, a study funded by the government in 2016 found that children spend 90% less time outside playing than in the 1980s, which is less than those in prison! 

England Netball believes this is having a negative effect on mental health, as on average three children in every classroom have a mental health disorder such as anxiety or depression. Bee Netball, which enables children to participate in netball, make friends and develop other key skills, such as friendship, inclusion, fair play and playing together, has been designed to combat these issues.

The programme will be introduced throughout schools, netball clubs and local communities across the country and will promote self-development, provide stage age-appropriate netball, and inspire children to become part of the netball family.

MORE INFO on The BEE Programme - HERE

Find your NETBALLMoJo

WSNet HerMoJo programme supports the INF Creating Choices with NETBALLMoJo - more info:

  • WSNet's work in Africa - HERE
  • International Netball Federation - #CreatingChoices programme - HERE
  • NETBALLMoJo - written by key contributors around the world is designed to help girls overcome many of the issues they face in both western and 'third world' communities starting out in netball. 
  • Order you copy here - www.wsnet.co.uk/netballmojo

International – we’re currently working to get NETBALLMoJo translated (into Zulu, Xhosa, Swahili etc.) and digitised. Keen to work with UK NGBs and International Federations to help get the ‘Empowerment through Sport’ message across. Digital editions can be distributed virtually free (e.g. 50 Rupees) and delivered directly, circumventing local (often misogynistic) prejudices – we believe that gives WSNet a unique momentum that can really change the lives of girls in both western and 'third world' countries. If you can help please email paul.r@wsnet.co.uk with your interest.

Background to Women’s Sports Network
Is a self-funded, cooperative network of groups and individuals working independently as associates and part-time volunteers. It is a not-for-profit community approaching one hundred thousand worldwide. Crystallising the issues & coordinating opportunities around WomenSport & Fitness by working in partnership with commercial/NGBs/educational/Charity organisations to raise the profile of WomenSport & SportsWomen. Advocating better access to Sport/FITNess, alleviating gender-bias and empowering women & girls through sport & fitness in their everyday lives.

MoJoAFRICA - Can you help us, help girls in in Sub-saharan AFRICA? Please give us a High5! (£5, $5, 5Euros) to gift NETBALLMoJo to girls in Africa in their own langauge - www.WSNet.co.uk/MoJoAFRICA 

Promote your video on #WSNetTV Send a link to jo.c@wsnet.co.uk with some info about your exercise/coaching programmes.

Have you seen MoJoManuals? FOOTBALLMoJo, LACROSSEMoJo, ROWMoJo, NETBALLMoJo – www.WSNet.co.uk/MoJoManuals

MoJoManuals addressing the wide range of issues which teenage girls face as they engage in competitive sport. Predicated on 'Physical Literacy' but also cover a range of other emotive issues such as: body image, diet, fit or thin, social media, training with menstruation, coaching style etc. – which impact how girls engage/drop out of sport – and potentially go on to be elite athletes and confident, mature young women outside of sport.

Have you seen MoJoManuals? FOOTBALLMoJo, LACROSSEMoJo, ROWMoJo, NETBALLMoJo – www.WSNet.co.uk/MoJoManuals

MoJoManuals addressing the wide range of issues which teenage girls face as they engage in competitive sport. Predicated on 'Physical Literacy' but also cover a range of other emotive issues such as: body image, diet, fit or thin, social media, training with menstruation, coaching style etc. – which impact how girls engage/drop out of sport – and potentially go on to be elite athletes and confident, mature young women outside of sport.

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02 Apr

#HERMoJo ♀ VIDEO - Get your ACTIVE message across to our #FemaleFriendly community on WSN-TV

12:00 WSN-TV, Your Women's Sport & Fitness TV

13:00

WSNet covers a range of Women's Sports - during the Coronovirus join us and enjoy archive videos & stories about SportsWomen & WomenSport.

WSNet has set up WSN-TV - a sport and fitness channel during the Corona Virus Pandemeic. Each day we publish stories on SportsWomen & WomenSport to ncourage women & girls to get ACTIVE together.  

YOUR women's Sport/Fit TV Channel - on-line during the Corona Virus Pandemic

So many clubs and organisations have set up their own promotional videos. These have flowed out of programmes such as #LIKEaGIRL & #ThisGIRLCan. But how many of these videos get watched - often on YouTube but can’t be found.  We are searching for suitable coaching/training or motivational videos to promote to our 100k worldwide Twitter audience.

You can help us to help you get more women more ACTIVE by sending your training, diet or ACTIVE promotional video ready for 'broadcast' on WSN-TV.

WSNet doesn’t charge for this service but we do reserve the right to reject programmes without reason.

Promote your video on #WSNetTV Send a link to jo.c@wsnet.co.uk with some info about your story.

Have you seen MoJoManualsFOOTBALLMoJo, LACROSSEMoJo, ROWMoJo, NETBALLMoJo – www.WSNet.co.uk/MoJoManuals

MoJoManuals addressing the wide range of issues which teenage girls face as they engage in competitive sport. Predicated on 'Physical Literacy' but also cover a range of other emotive issues such as: body image, diet, fit or thin, social media, training with menstruation, coaching style etc. – which impact how girls engage/drop out of sport – and potentially go on to be elite athletes and confident, mature young women outside of sport.

 

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