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Holly from Bury St Edmunds

Skating laps around the couch

Activity: Roller Derby

Roller derby is the only sport that I have ever started and stuck with, as I've always been mocked for my size. It's a sport created by women, and it's super empowering. Roller Derby is the most inclusive sport you can ever take part in - it focuses on what your body CAN do rather than what it looks like. I'm tiny, but I'm fast and deadly to the opposition! Roller Derby has given me a second family that never judge anyone, is given me a better version of myself and it's made me happy. Who knows, I might pluck up the courage to join a gym!

Angie from Bury St Edmunds

Never say never

Activity: Running

Never say never I have raced at international level but post heart attack I love just putting one foot in front of the other.. great sense of satisfaction.

Lisa from Bury St Edmunds

Get Fit Don't Quit

Activity: Running

I Like To Run At Least Twice A Week,It's Great For Not Just My Physical Fitness But For Keeping A Healthy Mind Too.
The Amount Of Support I Get From Total Strangers Willing Me On As I Run Around The Village,Has Given Me So Much Confidence So Much So I've Entered Some Races This Year.

Phoebe from Ixworth

The spirit of sport drives you to success

Activity: Cross Country, Athletics, Football, Hockey, Assault Courses.

I currently take part in both athletics and cross country. I train at least five times a week to improve my personal health, but I also coach others to improve their fitness levels by creating training plans and routines for them to follow. My ambition is to join the British Army as an officer which is one of the reasons sport is so important to me. I have had to overcome a few barriers within sport, in 2015 I was involved in a bike collision which led to my body to loose strength and power. However the drive and motivation of the ACF my friends and family led to my fitness to improve, I now hold the ACF's National U18 100m Title for 2017. Having researched the importance of health and fitness throughout sixth form I feel strongly about influencing other people to take part in sport, specifically the benefits on your psychological health. This Girl Can Campaign has influenced me to continue taking part in sport, especially to build my confidence and social skills within the British Army.

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