This study investigates the effect football has on the psychological and emotional state of girls and young women in Europe. As well as analysing existing research literature concerning the links between football and self-confidence, self -esteem, life skills and wellbeing, the study used questionnaire data from more than 4000 girls and young women aged 13 and over from across England, Denmark, Germany, Spain, Poland and Turkey.

Key findings include:
- 80% of teenage girls exhibited more confident behaviour as a result playing with a football team or club
- 54% of young footballers agreed with the statement "I am less concerned what others think about me as a result of playing my sport"
- 58% of the 13-17 year old footballers said they had overcome a lack of self-confidence as a result of playing football
- 48% said they are less self-concious as a result of playing football


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