Girls are up to six times more likely to drop out of sport than their male counterparts by the age of 15. There are many reasons for this including a lack of access, lack of positive female sport role models, cost, transportation and safety issues, decreased quality experience and social stigma associated with being a female athlete (think ‘tomboy’). Source: Womens Sports Foundation
That said, there are a tremendous amount of benefits for girls to participate in sport – health, meeting new friends, time management skills, doing better in school, learning teamwork and goal setting skills, reducing stress and building self confidence.
When learning more about the issues girls face with regards to sport inclusion, we decided to do something about it. In 2017, we have brought 30 businesses and sport organizations together to create the Fitness Journal for Girls. Click on the below photo to watch our VIDEO!
There are three main components to the Journal: