Ailsa takes us snowboarding

International Women’s Day

For International Women’s Day, we’re profiling inspiring women who stay active. You don’t need to be a professional athlete to keep yourself in good health. Grab a friend, choose a sport or activity that gets you smiling and enjoy the endorphins afterwards.

MMU Sport offer a range of activities to choose from, including club sport, Get Into , campus leagueActive Lifestyle classes and Active campus. Get inspired and give something a go today.


Ailsa McConnachie-Folwell

Get into snowboarding!
We (Ailsa, Vidi & Emily) met three weeks ago when we all started MMU Sport’s Get Into snowboarding course at Chill Factore, Manchester.

In three weeks we have had multiple falls and found elements of snowboarding very challenging but thoroughly enjoyed it! Learning a new sport is great fun with a group of people and is very motivating.

Ready to hit the slopes
Ready to hit the slopes

Before: We’re excited but nervous because we will be learning how to snowboard down the slope backwards!!

On the slopes
On the slopes

During: Here we are on the slopes of Chill Factore!! We’re feeling pumped up and enjoying the snow, despite falls and foot cramp.

Exhilerated after
Exhilerated after

After: We’re sad to be finished and wished we’d had longer to practice what we’d learnt but… we’re feeling GREAT!!


Want to try your hand at a totally new sport? We’ll soon release next term’s Get Into activities but check out out past offerings.

You don’t need to leave campus to keep active. We offer a range of activities to keep your mind and body healthy as part of our Active Campus programme

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