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Insights to Young Women’s Participation

in sport and active recreation

Insights to Young Women’s Participation

in sport and active recreation

Webinar Series



Focus on wellbeing and creating safe environments 

With Leslie Azzis, Holly and Niamh 

Feeling safe and comfortable leads young women to have more fun while taking part in an activity.  

68% of young women avoid activities when they are not feeling confident about their body, and 55% feel judgement towards their body or physical appearance from others.  

This webinar explores how providers can create environments that are inclusive, sensitive and a safe space for girls. 

Join our panel from Sea Sisters and Kōhine Māia who have spent time working with young women and adapting to accommodate their thoughts, ideas and beliefs to embed a safe, comfortable environment for participation.  

Date: Wednesday 23 March 

Time: 7pm – 8pm 


Re-thinking the offering  

With Frankie Stewart, Kim Lazor and Deb Johnson 

One of the reasons for the drop-off in participation of young women centres around overload of other commitments such as schoolwork. 59% of 17-year-olds state they are just too busy.  

This webinar explores how providers can rethink their offering to cater better to young women by considering the length and timing of sessions as well as low commitment drop-in options. 

Hear from our panel from Forward Foundation and Wellington Cricket to hear about two of their key projects – the Not so Sport Club and Yeah! Girls Move – and see how they have diversified to engage more girls to participate.  


Empowering young women to lead their experiences  

With Ash Peters, Isla Day and Megan Longman 

Young women’s confidence in their abilities decreases during their teen years. Only 49% of 16-year-olds think they are good at physical activity compared to 75% of 12-year-olds. 

When girls feel more capable in their ability, they will feel a sense of achievement and grow more confident to participate. 

This webinar looks at how pressure by adults or unwanted competitive environments can affect girls’ confidence. Learn how if girls feel empowered to lead the activity or set the expectations themselves, they will gain more confidence. 

Join our panel from WORD and Journeys to hear how they have built a co-design delivery approach and empowered young women as leaders. 

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