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1 Girls on the Move Ruth Crone Project Manager SALSC - “Let’s Make It Happen”

2 Girls on the Move Aim Increase physical activity levels of girls and young women by addressing common barriers – including low self-esteem – which prevent them from participating Physical Activity

3 Girls on the Move …Develop participants to become physical activity leaders in their own communities by providing skills training, personal development opportunities and follow-up support Leadership Aim…

4 Girls on the Move How? Partnership: National ↔ Local e.g. Community Sports Clubs, Youth Projects, Girls Groups Why? Common Objectives and Ethos e.g. more girls, more active What? Enhance delivery: time, money and people e.g. skilled volunteers, support, £s

5 Girls on the Move Ruth Crone Project Manager Let’s get together to explore ideas?

6 Girls on the Move Activity In small groups, think about some of the barriers to girls participation in physical activity and sport within your community

7 Girls on the Move Types of barriers: Practical Lack of time and childcare, money, transport, safety, etc. Social and Cultural Patriarchal society, attitudes and prejudices, sexual harassment Personal Worries about body image, clothing and equipment Lack of confidence Parental or peer influence

8 Girls on the Move Ask the experts! To know how best to engage women and girls, you need to have an understanding of the particular barriers they might face… the best way to do this is to ask the experts … the women and girls themselves!

9 Girls on the Move Acknowledgement: GOTM Project Manager gratefully acknowledges the contribution of sportscotland’s Women, Girls and Sport Officer in formulating this workshop Thank YOU for your input to today’s session….

10 Girls on the Move Ruth Crone Project Manager Contact for more information


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