Free Alfreton Leisure Centre memberships for girls as part of new Big Sister project

Posted by: Laura Hammond

Thu 12th May 2022

Alfreton Leisure Centre is set to offer free six-month memberships to girls as part of the new Big Sister project.

The offer is open to girls aged nine to 15 years old, and forms a new partnership between Places Leisure, Women in Sport and Hey Girls.

The three are working together to deliver the Big Sister project, which aims to help girls achieve their goals while navigating their way through puberty and exercise.

Places Leisure, which runs Alfreton Leisure Centre, explains: “The programme will help girls aged nine to 15 in target areas feel ‘sport ready’ by recruiting a network of ‘big sisters’ – peer leaders and supporters from sport, school and community organisations.

“Sport leaders will be trained on the emotional and physical barriers girls face, and girls taking part in the programme will be offered free girl-focussed exercise sessions, gym membership and access to the award-winning Places Locker fitness app.

“There will also be free reusable period products, resource packs and a range of digital resources to help girls feel confident enough to take part in sport.”

The Big Sister project, which launched on Wednesday (May 11), is also being delivered at Ripley Leisure Centre and William Gregg VC Leisure Centre in Heanor.

You can find out more about how to take part here.