Women in Sport - Research and Insight service

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    11th April 2018

Tags: This Girl Can, research, women, girl

Women In Sports research and insight service is a one stop shop to help access, understand and apply research aimed at encouraging more girls and women into physical activity and sport. For 33 years Women in Sport has been developing insights and sharing knowledge with the sport sector and beyond.

Women In Sport provides a wide range of case studies, reports and key statistics to view for free. Reports often provide strategies and recommendations that can be implemented to encourage women and girls further within sport.

Some key examples of reports, case studies and statistics include:


Gender gap - attitudes towards physical activity in teenagers

Should I stay or should I go? British gymnastics case study

Changing the game for girls - getting girls active

The tipping point - confidence and attitudes in 7 and 8 year old girls


Keeping women active in Winter - Barriers to participation

What sways women to play sport? Motivators and Influencers

Female physiology and considerations for coaching

Muslim women in sport


Workshops provide a learning environment that explores the research that has been conducted, the findings of such research and finally putting the learnings into practice.

Women in Sport provide three foundational, three hour workshops that give an introduction to engaging women and girls in sport:

  • Re-Thinking Sport for Women (CPD Standards Certified)

Shows attendees how they can develop their strategic approach, programming and delivery and marketing and communications for women.

  • Re-Thinking Sport for Girls

Shows attendees how they can apply the learning to develop their strategic approach, programming and delivery and marketing and communications for girls.

  • Unlocking Influencers – What Sways Women to Play Sport?

Supports attendees to uncover opportunities to leverage role models and key influencers to better engage with women and girls.

All workshops encourage discussion and interaction and are suitable for staff and their partners at a range of organisations, such as:

  • Sport National Governing Bodies
  • Local Authorities
  • County Sport Partnerships
  • Education partners
  • Corporate, commercial and not for profit organisations working to deliver sport and physical activity

Feedback of workshops

  • 100% of respondents said they would recommend this workshop to colleagues
  • 100% of respondents said they felt more confident engaging women and girls in sport as a result of this training
  • 100% of respondents rated the workshops overall as good or excellent

“Great workshop, would be great to be able to deliver an element of it in any programmes”

“Very good workshop with lots of interactivity and group discussion.”

“Very insightful workshop delivered in a friendly manner”

Contact information - Support@Womeninsport.org

Tel: 020 3137 6263