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Women and Girls

According to Sport England only 31.6% of women play sport at least once a week compared to 41.7% of men. Nationally, 13 million women and girls said they wanted to play more sport, of whom, nearly half are currently inactive.

Women in Sport

Girls are missing out on the lifelong rewards of Sport. Women in Sport is looking to change that. They are the only organsation in the UK that researches sport purely from the perspective of women and girls, and use this insight to drive change.

The 'This Girl Can' Insight Toolkit looks at the various issues surrounding female participation in sport and physical activity and the use of the 'This Girl Can' campaign to encourage participation.

'Go Where Women Are' is about engaging women in sport and exercise on their terms and in their space whether physically or emotionally. The insight pack explores our current understanding of women, their relevant motivations, barriers and triggers to getting more active, and what this means for sports and exercise activities and initiatives.


Project Delivery

Women in Sport's research explores the impact of puberty on girls' engagement in physical activity. The research looks in to the key barriers and issues that girls face during this time.

Women in Sport's research explores the impact of the menopause on physical activity behaviour. The research investigates how sport and physical activity providers can support them to maintain sport and physical activity habits through this time.

BUCS and Women in Sport wished to further understand what works when engaging inactive and less active female students; bringing together common learnings for universities to apply to increase engagement in physical activity.

This factsheet is one of a series, produced by sports coach UK andWomen in Sport, aimed at coaches who coach women or who are interested in coaching them in the future. Each factsheet provides insight into the female athlete and her needs, and guidance as to how better to coach and support her.

This factsheet is one of a series, produced by sports coach UK andWomen in Sport, aimed at coaches who coach women or who are interested in coaching them in the future. Each factsheet provides insight into the female athlete and her needs, and guidance as to how better to coach and support her

Developed by Sports Coach UK, this resource provides a guide for coaches, leaders and activators to support more
women and girls to enjoy sport and physical activity. The resource includes insight, tips and practical examples.

Developed by Sports Coach UK, this resource provides a guide for coaches, leaders and activators to support more
women and girls to enjoy sport and physical activity. The resource includes insight, tips and practical examples.

Street Games' research explores the impact of girls' friendships and provides guidance on how to enhance these relationships in a physical activity setting and use them to engage and retain female participants.

This factsheet is one of a series produced by sports coach UK and Women in Sport aimed at sports deliverers and
sports coaches who work with women in informal sports settings.They provide insight into the informal
female participant and her needs, and provide guidance on the type of environment and coaching style she needs in
order to be attracted to, and retained in, informal sport. This factsheet is relevant to anyone who is involved in both the development of informal sports offers as well as those directly delivering it.

This factsheet is one of a series produced by sports coach UK and Women in Sport aimed at sports deliverers and
sports coaches who work with women in informal sports settings.These factsheets provide insight into the informal
female participant and her needs, and provide guidance on the type of environment and coaching style she needs in
order to be attracted to, and retained in, informal sport. In particular, this factsheet is relevant to people who design and develop informal sports offers, people who directly deliver informal sport (coaches, leaders, coordinators etc – referred to as 'coach'), as well as people who develop coaching workforces.

This factsheet is one of a series produced by sports coach UK and Women in Sport aimed at sports deliverers and
sports coaches who work with women in informal sports settings.These factsheets provide insight into the informal
female participant and her needs, and provide guidance on the type of environment and coaching style she needs in
order to be attracted to, and retained in, informal sport. In particular, this factsheet is relevant to people responsible for the delivery of informal sport (coaches, leaders, coordinators etc – referred to as 'coach').


Guidelines

Find more insight and research into women in sport at the women in sport website