Getting Girls Active

Research shows that young girls, especially those from BAME and disadvantaged communities, face many barriers to getting active. Edgbaston Foundation embarked on an ambitious effort to get more young girls living in IMD areas of Birmingham more active.

In 2018. the Edgbaston Foundation innovated Glow-in-the-Dark Cricket which was launched in 2 schools in deprived areas of Birmingham. The glow-in-the-dark setting engendered more cohesion amongst the girls because they couldn’t pick friends or lay blame and put everyone on a level playing field.

Glow-in-the-Dark Sport

We have since launched GLOW offering gender exclusive glow-in-the-dark, multi-sports session where girls learn fundamental sport skills through a variety of games. The sessions are designed to address two major barriers to physical activity:

  • Lack of options
  • Overly competitive environment

The girls select the games and tailor the playlist of music to their taste. The glow-in-the-dark setting coupled with the diverse nature of multi-sports fosters a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Perfect for those who are uncomfortable in traditional sporting environments.

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