About Us

This Girl Can celebrates active women who are doing their thing no matter how they do it, how they look or even how sweaty they get.

Launched in 2015, we have successfully persuaded nearly three million women to get more active – but our work isn’t done yet.

Women come in all shapes and sizes with all abilities and from all backgrounds. Some of us are expert sportswomen, some of us are a bit rubbish. It doesn’t matter. We’re just happy that you’re getting active. And if you’re still not sure that you can, we’re here to help you to figure out the way of getting active that’s right for you.

Our research shows that many women are put off taking part in physical activity due to a fear of judgement – this might be about the way the look when they exercise, that they’re not good enough to join in or they should be spending more time on their families, studies or other priorities.

This Girl Can seeks to tell the real stories of women who get active or play sport in the way that’s right for them using images that show what activity really looks like in all its sweaty, red-faced, jiggly glory. We never judge and we don’t care what other people think.

How can you get involved?
We want anyone who shares our aspirations and values to use the This Girl Can brand mark and assets. That’s why we created loads of ready to use brand assets, which you can access through our supporter hub.

We also launched a mobile site, so you can create your own This Girl Can posters straight from your phone. We’d love to see you sharing these posters on social media using #ThisGirlCan to join the conversation and help to encourage and inspire more women to get active.

This Girl Can – Victoria
VicHealth is the first organisation in the world to license the This Girl Can campaign from Sport England.

Research reveals over half of Victorian women worry about being judged when exercising. They worry more than men about keeping up, being unfit and find it harder to go back to exercise when they haven’t done it for a while.

This Girl Can – Victoria is a three-year campaign which aims to increase physical activity among Victorian women.

Get in touch
If you have any questions about the campaign, or how you can get involved, please contact us on thisgirlcan@sportengland.org.

For media enquiries please contact media.team@sportengland.org.