A NESTON sports club is hosting a “takeover” ahead of International Women’s Day.

This International Women’s Day, The Neston Club are hosting an day of activities with the aim to remove the stigma around male dominated sports.

On Friday, March 8, the club will kick off the day with bowls and croquet tournament followed by a cardio tennis session led by sports development officer Emma Nokes.

Coach and ex rugby player for England, Sarah Jones, will be leading a tag rugby session open to women of all abilities and ages.

Women can also take advantage of an ‘intro to weightlifting’ class led by a local personal trainer and a self-defence class designed to teach new skills, enabling women to feel confident and safe.

Female club members will also be taking over the club’s social media channels over the week showcasing members of the club from firefighters to marathon runners to court judges.

Event Manager Courtney Roberts said: “It’s great to work for a company that has so many women in senior roles and we have all collaborated to put together a great day of events.

“Our aim is to shine a light on sports that are male dominated and build women’s confidence to try something new with the help of our qualified instructors. The response has been fantastic and lots of the activities are already getting booked up.

“Ladies sport at The Neston Club has been growing over the past two years. Our women’s cricket team was launched post covid and has grown rapidly with the team winning the league and tournaments last year. As women’s participation grows at the club we’ve also been fortunate enough to host National events such as the Women’s County Cricket Finals taking place this year.”

If you’re interested in becoming a member of the club and getting involved in new sports, contact The Neston Club on enquiries@thenestonclub.co.uk.