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Teachers Resource: Creating Mini Allies


Gender stereotypes are embedded in us all. They lead to biases and inequalities with wide-reaching consequences for children.

In sport we know that gender stereotypes can limit girls’ sporting experience, undermine their sports skills, and with this their self-belief and joy.

School might be the first and only place girls are able to take part in school and physical activity. Good or bad experiences of PE and school sport last a lifetime.

Discover how you can be an agent for change with your primary school by reading our toolkits below.

What does gender equality look like in school sport?

  1. Equal participation: Actively develop girls’ skills, make sure mixed-sex sport is designed to ensure girls can thrive, and reward positive behaviour and respect towards girls.
  2. Equal opportunities: All children should have the chance to take part in the full range of sports and make sure girls are not held back by impractical kit
  3. Equal recognition: Celebrate girls’ achievements in equal measure to boys and give equal profile to girls’ and boys’ sport at school

Find out more by downloading our guide below.

Download our Teachers Toolkits


Tennis coach teaching young girls and boys

Coaches Resource: Creating Mini Allies

Community sport can be a home from home for girls as well as boys. With the right opportunities, role models and experiences a girl can build a lifelong love of sport.

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Parents Resource: Creating Mini Allies

Families are all different but are united by being the first and most important influence in a child's life. This guide will help you challenge accepted norms, tackle the gender play gap and champion the value of sport for all.

Young children at soft play

What’s Your Little One Made Of?

Our latest research shows that boys as young as five have already learnt that sport is not for girls. Let's debunk this myth and raise the next generation of Mini Allies.