A study conducted for the Women’s Sports Foundation found that by age 14, twice as many girls to boys drop out of sport.
This study, and many others like it, suggests high dropout rates are caused by poor access, cost, social stigma and a wealth of other issues preventing and/or deterring the participation of girls in sport.
To help tackle these issues, the next session in The Well HQ’s unique series of webinars with pioneering female health experts will focus on supporting teenage athletes.
Here are all the details…
Tuesday 16 November, 7.45pm – Netball and The Well HQ: Ask Us Anything – Supporting Teenage Athletes. Book your place now!
Open to England Netball members and non-members
In this hour-long session, The Well HQ will be in conversation with Sheonah Forbes, Roses Academy Head Coach. They will look at why girls drop out of sport at twice the rate of boys, and how to support teenage athletes by understanding what the changes they’re going through mean for how they train and perform. This conversation is designed to promote understanding of the impact of inevitable life changes and to empower everyone to create environments and cultures in which girls can thrive.
As our Netball Family returns to the court, now is the time to ensure every member can and feels comfortable playing the game we all love.
To register for the upcoming webinar, click here.
To find out more about our pledge to improve female activity levels across the country and support women and girls in their journey back to court, click here.
To find an England Netball participation programme that suits you, from Back to Netball to Netball Now, as well as your local club or league sessions, head to the Play section of our website here.