Inquiry into female participation in sport and physical activity

Closes 9 Dec 2022

Opened 30 Sep 2022

Overview

The Health, Social Care and Sport Committee is undertaking an inquiry into female participation in sport and physical activity in Scotland. This inquiry is partly informed by the Committee’s previous inquiry into the health and wellbeing of children and young people, which found that the participation of girls in sport and physical activity significantly declines as they reach adolescence.

The purpose of the inquiry is to learn about any challenges faced by female participants in sport and physical activity, and to explore how those challenges might be overcome. The inquiry will consider challenges to female participation in sport at both community and elite level, and whether female participants from marginalised groups face additional barriers to participation. The Committee is also interested in the ways in which female participation in sport is supported, reported, and promoted.

The Committee would specifically like to know:

  • What issues, if any, affect women and girls taking part in community sport and physical activity? How might these challenges be overcome?

  • What issues, if any, affect women and girls taking part in elite sport? How might these challenges be overcome?

  • What additional issues, if any, affect women and girls from marginalised groups taking part in sport or physical activity? How might these challenges be overcome?

The call for views will be available on Citizen Space, an online consultation platform. The call for views will close on 9 December 2022.   

We welcome written views in English, Gaelic, Scots or any other language.

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