Wrestling 4 Her

Wrestling 4 Her is British Wrestling’s commitment to growing and developing girls’ and women’s wrestling across the UK. This page will continue to feature opportunities and projects to engage more women and girls in wrestling a sport that builds confidence and self-esteem. 

Female Coaching Initiative

In 2019 as part of our strategic commitment to grow female wrestling on International Women’s Day, British Wrestling committed to providing a free place on every coaching course for a female candidate. To apply for a free place please email education@britishwrestling.org.

Female Board Representation

In recognition of the need to ensure diverse views and experiences on the British Wrestling Board, British Wrestling has ensured female directors are appointed to the board to foster an inclusive and equitable sporting landscape.

This Girl Can Wrestle

During the Covid pandemic, we continued to support female participation through a collaboration with Wrestle Like A Girl to deliver This Girl Can Wrestle a series of online activities, social media content, coach education and newsletters. You can read more about this and find the resources from the project here.

Legacy Project

In 2022 British Wrestling secured funding to deliver a legacy from the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, British Wrestling decided to dedicate this funding to continue to develop female wrestling in England with a specific focus on groups from Muslim, Sikh and lower socio-economic backgrounds. You can read more about the impact of this project here

Fierce Females Competition

As an outcome of the Legacy Project and an ongoing commitment to female wrestling in June 2022, we organised our first-ever female-only competition, Fierce Females. Organised as a celebration of the progress made to date the competition featured female wrestlers supported by female coaches, female officials and female spectators. 

Get Involved 

If you want to get involved in womens wrestling and don’t know where to start please reach out to our Women and Girls Development Officer Sahara Mohammed, smohammed@britishwrestling.org