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

Created 7 months ago, updated 7 months 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.