Football Boosting Young Girls' Mental Wellbeing and Confidence

Created 3 months ago, updated 3 months ago

It has been revealed that girls’ confidence, motivation and life skills have been improved following participation in Game of Our Own - delivered by the Youth Sport Trust in collaboration with The FA.

Game of Our Own is focused on introducing more girls to the game by teaching leadership skills, which can then be applied in girls’ own schools to engage their peers. It also supports schools and teachers to have a better understanding of barriers to participation and how to engage girls. Results showed 40% of the girls who took part in a post programme survey said that their mental wellbeing had been improved by taking part. It also revealed that 90% of girls who had helped to lead and deliver the programme said their confidence had been improved generally – with more girls feeling that their confidence to play football had been boosted.