How Three Pupils Helped Transform The Sporting Landscape For Girls In East London

Created 13 days ago, updated 13 days ago

Ava, Malaika and Amira had always liked sport but participated only in a limited capacity until the chance came almost two years ago to create ‘Muscles and Mascara’, an after-school sports club for girls. That has since expanded in activities and popularity to the point where, last Friday, they launched their own community-wide ‘Newham Unity’ netball club for girls aged between 13 and 16. They embody the aims of The Telegraph's Girls, Inspired campaign.

Their promotional poster carries a striking cluster of aims: Empower women in sports; make women more confident in themselves; bring women and girls from all over Newham together; and create a cheap way for women to learn, improve and stay active.