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LBC: Jill Scott speaks out on body image in football

31st August 2023

Earlier today, former Lioness Jill Scott spoke out about her struggles with body image during her football career. She explained that she “desperately tried to gain weight after being criticised for being too skinny earlier in her career” and is now calling for an end to body shaming in sport.

Women in Sport CEO Stephanie Hilborne OBE spoke to LBC about our research surround body image in women’s sport and emphasised the importance of surrounding girls with the expectation that they will succeed.

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Want to find out more about how body image can impact women and girls’ relationship with sport? Read our research on Reframing Sport for Teenage Girls.