Getting girls active is key to future of women’s sport, say coaches | Sean Ingle

Athletes and administrators warn that gains at the top will be lost if attention is not paid to the grassroots

Getting more girls and young women active must be a central part of the jigsaw if women’s sport is to continue to grow and thrive, according to players, coaches and administrators.

Sport England says just 43% of girls have the recommended 30 minutes of activity a day, compared with more than half of boys. It has also found a positive association between being active and happiness and individual development.

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