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Women's Sport Loses Out in Free-to-air Review

David Davies has missed an opportunity to raise the profile of women's sport in his review of free-to-air sports according to the Women's Sport and Fitness Foundation (WSFF). Download Microsoft Word document »


New Drive to Boost Number of Women Playing Sport

Sport England is today announcing a £10 million National Lottery funding round to encourage 'Active Women' - in a drive to get more women from disadvantaged communities, and women caring for children, playing sport. Download Microsoft Word document »


WSFF launches Sport insight factsheets

This week WSFF published the first of its new Sport insight factsheets, a comprehensive analysis of how women participate, and are involved in, various sports. This unique resource brings together data from a number of different sources, including Active People and WSFF's own leadership audit. More sports will be added as they are completed but for Football, Badminton, Netball, Swimming, Tennis and Athletics factsheets click here. Read more »


Physical Activity Key To Fight Against Young Women's Low Self-Esteem

This week WSFF launches its evaluation of Sweat in the City. The new research shows that exercise can play a powerful part in helping young women tackle negative body image and low confidence. Download Microsoft Word document »


The Women's Sport and Fitness Foundation Appoints Mother and Generate

The Women's Sport and Fitness Foundation (WSFF) has appointed Mother and Generate to support its first national consumer campaign, planned to launch next summer. Download Microsoft Word document »


WSFF Hopes That Women's Football Has Scored Beyond England's Success in Finland

Ahead of today's conclusion to the European Championship, the Women's Sport and Fitness Foundation (WSFF) is hoping it's more than a place in the final the England women's football team has won. Download Adobe Acrobat document »


IOC's Decision Packs a Positive Punch For Women's Sport

Today's decision by the IOC to put women's boxing on the Olympic stage is being celebrated by the Women's Sport and Fitness Foundation (WSFF). Download Microsoft Word document »


WSFF viewpoint - Women and the Olympics

The IOC decision regarding women's boxing at 2012 focusses attention on the history, and the future, of women at the Olympics. Here is the WSFF viewpoint Download Adobe Acrobat document »


WSFF Welcomes Call for Gender Equality by Olympics Minister Tessa Jowell

The Women's Sport and Fitness Foundation (WSFF) welcomes Olympics Minister Tessa Jowell's call for gender equality in the Olympics and Paralympics. Download Microsoft Word document »


Trophy Women? Why a balanced board is good business for sport

The Commission on the Future of Women's Sport (in partnership with Opportunity Now) has launched its first report. The report focuses on the need to increase the numbers of women in leadership positions in sport. Leadership matters because the way in which organisations are governed and led has a direct impact on their fundamental business: performance. Lack of diversity at a senior level of administration is curtailing organisational performance and preventing sport from capitalising on one of its most significant opportunities: to successfully engage the female half of the population and realise the potential of women's sport. It is available here Download Adobe Acrobat document »


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