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Research report: Barriers to Sports Participation for Women and Girls


This report highlights the practical, personal, social and cultural reasons why participation rates for women and girls are lower than men’s. The list of barriers also provides ideas for sports deliverers to implement to encourage behaviour change.

  • Only 4 % of sports coverage in national and local print media is dedicated to women's sport

    Women in Sport

  • Around 40 % minimum participation is recommended from either gender to get equal balance

    Women in Sport

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