Earlier this year Power of Sport issued The True Sport Report and Central sport has identified and summarized 5 key themes.
The third key theme is Benefit of Sport for Girls.
- Girls’ participation in sport enhances body image and self-esteem and is associated with a higher overall quality of life compared with non-athletes.
- Providing girls with more opportunities to participate in sport leads to greater participation by women in fields previously dominated by men, particularly high-skill occupations.
- Across adolescence, 1 in 3 girls drop out of sport compared with 1 in 10 boys.
- More and more research is finding a relationship between girls’ participation in sport and their success as leaders in fields previously dominated by men, particularly high-skill occupations.
You can find the full 2022 True Sport Report here.