Webinar wrap up - 8 Principles of success to make sport relevant for teenage girls in Ireland

8th April 2021, 17:44p.m. | National

This week's Gymnastics Ireland Webinar focused on the 8 Principles of success to make sport and physical activity relevant for teenage girls in Ireland, and how to relate them to gymnastics hosted by Kate Nicholson and Liz Prinz from Women in Sport UK.

This online event covered the recent research data into Irish teen girls attitudes and behaviours around sport and physical activity, and discussed sensitive areas like puberty and body image. Including an enhanced understanding of the wider lives of teenage girls in Ireland and how to make gymnastics relevant for this group.

“When thinking about engaging and retaining teenage girls in sport and exercise, we have to think about their wider lives and how sport fits in. From this understanding of what’s going in girls’ lives today, we’ve developed 8 principles that can be used to design activities that will inspire teenage girls to find activities that they love and that will help them maintain active habits into adulthood.” said Kate Nicholson, Head of Insight and Innovation

Kate Nicholson joined Women in Sport in August 2017 bringing over 25 years of experience in research, behaviour change and strategy development to the charity. During that time Kate has headed up a number of influential studies exploring how to prevent teenage girls from dropping out of sport, the visibility of women’s sport in the media and gender inclusion in the sports workplace.

Liz Prinz joined Women in Sport in June 2019 as an Insight Manager, managing the charity’s insight work and supporting project monitoring and evaluation.

Women in Sport was founded in 1984 with the goal of giving every woman and girl in the UK the opportunity to experience the transformational rewards of sport.

Make sure you register for next week’s webinar "Claims Management" with Rory Egan from Marsh Ireland on Tuesday 13th April from 6.30 to 7.30pm. For more information, click here...

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