The National Governing Bodies for cricket, hockey and netball have joined forces in a bid to encourage 150,000 schoolgirls to play team sports.
The initiative named, TeamUp has been launched by the England and Wales Cricket Board, England Hockey and England Netball. Their aim is to engage with more than 15,000 schools over the next three years to help them increase their offer in cricket, netball and hockey for girls aged between seven and thirteen.
Over half of secondary girls say that “girls are put off sport and physical activity because of their experiences of school sport and PE”
A new study, Changing the Game, for Girls, commissioned by the Women’s Sports and Fitness Foundation (WSFF) identifies that girls in the UK are not getting enough exercise and that schools hold the key to encouraging girls to get active.
The report, based on research carried out by the Institute of Youth Sport at Loughborough University, shows that over half of all girls are put off physical activity by their experiences of school sport and PE.
According to a new study published by the Department for Education,more schools are offering pupils sports such as cheerleading, yoga and boxing in PE lessons, while participation in many traditional team games has declined.
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This netball tournament and after party is being organised by ‘books n balls’ to raise money for Cancer Research’s new campaign ‘It’s a girl thing’ which aims to galvanise the support of women across the UK to help beat breast cancer – a disease that will affect one-in-nine women in the UK at some stage in their lives.
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Netball’s governing body the IFNA has announced a series of experimental rule changes to be trialled in this year’s World Netball Series due to be held in Manchester in October.
The changes, which include shooting for double points outside the goal circle, will put “the fitness, technical ability and tactical awareness” of the best players in the world to the test.
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England, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, Samoa and Malawi – play to the new format, with each match consisting of four six-minute quarters.