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Fishing backs Women in Sport and says “This Girl Can Fish!”

Thursday 15th June 2017

Women’s Sport Week returns this 19th to 25th June to champion a packed summer of fantastic women’s sport. The campaign coincides with this year’s “This Girl Can” campaign, a celebration of active women that aims to inspire females to exercise regularly and angling is backing both initiatives…

The coming months will see a host of women’s sporting events, including Women’s Cricket and Rugby World Cups and the Women’s European Football and Hockey championships. Angling is joining in too with its first ever multi-nation all female international, hosted by Team England between 22nd to 25th June as well as a host of female friendly “Get Fishing” events run by the Angling Trust at venues across England.

The Angling Trust’s “Get Fishing” campaign has connected with the This Girl Can Team and produced a set of brand new posters that show how diverse angling can be, and that women of all ages can take part in this all-inclusive, healthy, family friendly and accessible sport from grassroots right up to elite level. Angling will soon be included on the This Girl Can website alongside football, golf tennis and rugby.

Get Fishing, run by the Trusts’ Participation Team will also be supporting Women’s Sports week on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to spread the word about angling’s involvement and using #WSW2017, #WomenInSport, #ThisGirlCan and #ThisGirlCanFish from Monday 19th onwards.

The posters are available from www.getfishing.org.uk for sports clubs, fisheries, shops and venues to download, display or share on websites and social media to encourage female participation in angling.

Events at www.getfishing.org.uk, organised by the Angling Trust and funded by the Environment Agency, are run to attract women men, girls and boys of all ages and abilities to try fishing, and get outdoors and active with friends and family by the waterside.

Many of the country’s top female competitive anglers started out fishing with their family at simple angling sessions like these. They’ve gone on to fish on the World Stage, and its apt that the forthcoming Tri-Nations Ladies International at Wraysbury will see Ladies Carp Team England compete against Dutch and Welsh counterparts in a marathon 72 hour fishing match for international Gold that happens during Women’s Sports Week.

Tracey Crouch, Minister for Sport, said: “We want more women and girls to get involved in sport and enjoy the huge benefits that being active brings to their lives. Women’s Sport Week is a fantastic campaign that encourages more women to try out a new sport or physical activity.”

Bev Clifford, Ladies Carp Team England Captain and angling publisher said: “I started fishing at a young age with my dad and brother and it was this that set me off on a lifetime of amazing angling experiences resulting in a successful career in angling and now, as a proud gold-winning competitor at international level I’m really pleased to see female angling involved in the Women in Sport and This Girl Can campaigns.”

Clive Copeland, Head of Participation at the Angling Trust said: “We know that women want to go fishing and we also want to join with other sports to make angling a realistic choice for busy people that love spending time outdoors. Hundreds of Get Fishing sessions that we’ve listed at www.getfishing.org.uk have already brought thousands of females into or back to angling. Fishing is a fantastic way for people who might not normally consider sport to take part in physical activity or learn about the environment.”

Click the posters to enlarge.
Please download using the links in the footer
to display or share on websites and
social media and encourage female participation in angling.
Thank You!

Footer Links:
TGCF Poster 1 – 4.6MB – download at: https://we.tl/viMxK37rFT
TGCF Poster 2 – 5.5MB – download at: https://we.tl/OYGqxbUtzr
TGCF Poster 3 – 7.9MB – download at: https://we.tl/W5arlqbOtW
TGCF Poster 4 – 18.3MB – download at: https://we.tl/V4cmRGVy1s
TGCF Poster 5 – 1.6MB – download at: https://we.tl/gL1KYLYCdN
TGCF Poster 6 – 18.7MB – download at: https://we.tl/0qTglMI6dl
TGCF Poster 7 – 9.1MB – download at: https://we.tl/9jdTe2ZK6D
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TGCF Poster 11 – 10.5MB – download at: https://we.tl/am40ndyos4
TGCF Poster 12 – 5.8MB – download at: https://we.tl/bZ4nQQlDer
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TGCF Poster 14 – 3MB – download at: https://we.tl/VxoL4r9pX7
TGCF Poster 15 – 4.8MB – download at: https://we.tl/Uvp7seVm5H
TGCF Poster 16 – 9.5MB – download at: https://we.tl/0dPx7hFAEO
TGCF Poster 17 – 9.8MB – download at: https://we.tl/jlZtNN5UJ6

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Notes for Editors:

The Angling Trust is the National Governing Body and representative organisation for coarse, game and sea angling in England and Wales. We campaign to protect the water environment and fish stocks, promote participation in angling (particularly to under-represented groups and those from deprived backgrounds) and organise national and international competitions.  www.anglingtrust.net

The Get Fishing campaign is run by the Angling Trust to increase the number of people being introduced to angling across the country. Anyone interested in going fishing can find angling events at getfishing.org.uk The events listed are for all participants regardless of gender, age, fitness or previous angling experience.
Contact: Will Smith, Angling Promotion Manager, Angling Trust | will.smith@anglingtrust.net | 07432 426 339

The Environment Agency funds the Angling Trust to provide more opportunities for people to go fishing and encourage sales of rod licences. Money from rod licence sales is spent on improving angling habitat and infrastructure through projects like the Angling Improvement Fund. www.gov.uk/government/organisations/environment-agency

Women in Sport is the leading charity dedicated to transforming sport for the benefit of every woman and girl in the UK. With over 30 years’ experience of working in the sport sector, Women in Sport draws on its unique insight to champion the right of every woman and girl in the UK to take part in, and benefit from, sport: from the field of play to the boardroom, from early years and throughout her life. www.womeninsport.org
Contact: Alex Marshall | 07900 912 894 | alex@womeninsport.org

This Girl Can returns to TV screens from 19th June and will be running until 24th July. This Girl Can is a celebration of the active women who are doing their thing no matter how they look, how well they do it, or even how sweaty they get! This Girl Can exists to empathise with all women and inspire them to exercise regularly. www.thisgirlcan.co.uk
Contact: Joanne Drapier | 07747 763 096 | joanne.drapier@sportengland.org

Bev Clifford, Ladies Carp Team England Captain and Carp-Talk owner can be contacted on: bev@carptalk-online.co.uk . Please email any catch pictures and details of your session to Bev at bev@carptalk-online.co.uk, as she will be doing a double-page spread promoting Women’s Sport Week in Carp-Talk magazine. See related post at  www.getfishing.org.uk/bev-clifford-encourages-anglers-take-female-fishing-womens-sport-week