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Women and Girls

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

Go Where Women Are

  • Go Where Women Are Go Where Women Are (PDF, 1.6 Mb)

    '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.

This Girl Can in Herefordshire and Worcestershire

  • 2018 This Girl Can Insight Toolkit 2018 This Girl Can Insight Toolkit (PDF, 4.5 Mb)

    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.

  • Worcs Girls Can 2018 Insight Worcs Girls Can 2018 Insight (PDF, 88 Kb)

    In March 2018, the Sports Partnership Herefordshire & Worcestershire (SPHW), in collaboration with eight lead schools across both counties, a range of supporting schools, and sport and leisure providers, engaged over 3,200 women and girls in the campaign. We aimed to change female's perception of sport and physical activity, in turn tackling some of the barriers that women face.

  • Here Girls Can 2018 - Insight Here Girls Can 2018 - Insight (PDF, 118 Kb)

    In March 2018, the Sports Partnership Herefordshire & Worcestershire (SPHW), in collaboration with eight lead schools across both counties, a range of supporting schools, and sport and leisure providers, engaged over 3,200 women and girls in the campaign. We aimed to change female's perception of sport and physical activity, in turn tackling some of the barriers that women face.

  • Worcs Girls Can 2017 Impact Worcs Girls Can 2017 Impact (PDF, 1.4 Mb)

    In March 2017, the Sports Partnership Herefordshire & Worcestershire (SPHW), in collaboration with six lead schools in Worcestershire, a range of supporting schools, and sport and leisure providers, engaged over 1,500 women and girls in the campaign. We aimed to change female's perception of sport and physical activity, in turn tackling some of the barriers that women face.

Project Delivery

  • Puberty & Sport: An Invisible Stage Puberty & Sport: An Invisible Stage (PDF, 15.9 Mb)

    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.

  • Menopause Me And Physical Activity Menopause Me And Physical Activity (PDF, 7 Mb)

    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.

  • Getting Female Students Active Getting Female Students Active (PDF, 3.2 Mb)

    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.

  • Coaching Women Myth Buster Coaching Women Myth Buster (PDF, 678 Kb)

    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.

  • Socially Inclusive Coaching Socially Inclusive Coaching (PDF, 639 Kb)

    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

  • Helping the girls believe they can Helping the girls believe they can (PDF, 2 Mb)

    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 How to understand the impact of girls’ friendships Street Games How to understand the impact of girls’ friendships (PDF, 1.7 Mb)

    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.

  • WiS Factsheet 1 WiS Factsheet 1 (PDF, 975 Kb)

    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.

  • WiS Factsheet 2 WiS Factsheet 2 (PDF, 823 Kb)

    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.

  • WiS Factsheet 3 WiS Factsheet 3 (PDF, 785 Kb)

    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’).