Girls, Women and Physical Activity

Philippa Velija, Louise Mansfield

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    This chapter examines international, national and local policy responses to the under-representation of females in physical activity. It begins with a brief historical overview of the exclusionary ideologies and practices that have left a legacy of under-representation of women and girls in physical activity. A discussion of UK policy and practice aimed at increasing levels of physical activity amongst girls and women is presented. In recognising global policy approaches to female involvement in physical activity the chapter concludes with a comment about the impact of formal policy agendas on rates of participation and experiences of women and girls in physical activity.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationRoutledge Handbook of Physical Activity Policy and Practice
    EditorsJoe Piggin, Louise Mansfield, Mike Weed
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Electronic)9781315672779
    ISBN (Print)9781138943087
    Publication statusPublished - 18 Dec 2017


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