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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 is dedicated to women's sport

    Women in Sport

  • 40 %

    minimum participation is considered to be equal balance

    Women in Sport

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