SPORTS DAY THE GIRL’S WAY is about more than just playing a game! It’s about inspiring young female athletes to find a sport they love and experience the joy and empowerment of being part of a team. For most kids the teen years can be tricky to navigate. Along with dealing with increased responsibilities at school and growing peer pressure, teens are often struggling with self-confidence and body image issues as well.
For girls, that can lead them to make some dramatic changes to their lives – including withdrawing from friend groups, social activities and sports. Research confirms that during adolescence, girls are dropping out of sport at a significantly higher rate than boys the same age, and that in doing so, they are missing an opportunity to benefit from valuable life skills such as building self-confidence, communication development, problem-solving techniques and fostering resilience. It’s these skills that help them grow and develop into the leaders of tomorrow.