Last week, the British Wrestling Academy played host to the exhilarating “Have a Go Females” event, a celebration of strength, skill, and resilience displayed by the fierce women who participated in wrestling, boxing, and weightlifting. The event not only showcased the physical prowess of these remarkable women but also highlighted the strength that arises from breaking barriers and challenging societal norms.
The participants captivated attendees with jaw-dropping stories, high-flying acrobatics, and an unwavering determination to prove that they are forces to be reckoned with. The event was a testament to the growing presence of women in traditionally male-dominated sports, demonstrating that they are not just breaking glass ceilings but shattering them.
One of the standout features of the event was the presence of phenomenal female coaches who played a pivotal role in guiding and inspiring the participants. Among them were World Championship Bronze medallist Olga McGlinchey, Olympian Oksana Rakhra, British WeightLifting Coach Educator Kat Whelan, Leader of Zs Defence Academy Zee Jogi, and Boxing Coach Emily Harding. These coaches not only shared their expertise but also served as living examples of what women can achieve in the world of sports. Their influence left all the participants in awe and undoubtedly served as a source of inspiration for the next generation of female wrestlers.
Part of the Birmingham 22 Legacy project, led by Sahara Mohammed, the event was a celebration of unity and diversity within the realm of sports. It underscored the importance of empowering women and providing them with the platform to showcase their talents. The “Have a Go Females” event sends a powerful message that women belong in sports, and their strength lies not only in physical abilities but also in the courage to challenge norms and overcome obstacles.
As we reflect on this empowering event, let’s continue to support and celebrate women in sports. By doing so, we contribute to the ongoing narrative of unity, diversity, and strength that defines the future of athletics. The “Have a Go Females” event serves as a reminder that every woman has the potential to be a trailblazer, and together, we can build a more inclusive and empowering sporting community.