This Girl Can Essex & Essex All Together
Two programmes using local ambassadors reached more than 500,000 people across Greater Essex, helping women and those with long-term health conditions or disabilities to engage in sport and physical activity.
Central to the Active Essex ethos is the idea that sport and physical activity should be open and accessible to everyone. Recruiting teams of ambassadors to support some of our key programmes has helped to engage more people across the county.
This Girl Can Essex is helping to get more women active in the county, while our Essex All Together programme is helping us to reach, inspire and promote sport and physical activity to those individuals living with a long-term health condition or disability.
THIS GIRL CAN ESSEX
Our ambassadors help to support, inspire, promote and encourage women across the county to participate in physical activity.
One way we help spark the interest is through our Women Like Us festivals, held twice a year. From Bounce and Zumba, to Clubbercise and Yoga, the events provide taster sessions for low, moderate or high intensity exercise. The aim is to encourage girls and women to either try something new or take their first steps to becoming more active in a fun and friendly atmosphere.
ESSEX ALL TOGETHER
Our Essex All Together programme allows us to work with, learn and help promote inclusive sport and physical activity to make sure it is available to anyone in Greater Essex living with a long-term health condition or disability.
"I joined the Essex All Together ambassador programme when I was struggling with my physical health and mental wellbeing. Becoming an ambassador was part of what gave me more confidence and drove me to pursue physical activity. It's great to be working alongside so many other inspiring ambassadors."Billy Ray Mansell, Essex All Together ambassador