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UK Strategy framework for Women and sport

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In 1994 the first World Conference on Women’s Sport was held in Brighton, England organised by the then GB Sports Council. One of the main outcomes of the conference was the Brighton Declaration – a ten principle commitment to gender equity in sport. In 2001, UK Sport, along with the Women’s Sports Foundation (WSF), set up the UK Coordinating Group on Women and Sport (UKCGWS) in order to develop a
strategy that would ensure the UK was working towards the ten principles.

In 2003, with the support of the home country sports councils, UK Sport and strategic sporting and non-sporting agencies across the UK, the UKCGWS published the UK Strategy Framework for Women and Sport. The aim of the Strategy was to ‘change sporting culture in the UK to one that values the diversity of women and enables their full involvement in every aspect of sport’. To challenge the inequality, the UKCGWS has set out three high-level objectives within the Framework. These are: women and girls’ participation in sport; performance and excellence; and leadership. Against these objectives the UKCGWS has set specific, measurable and time-limited targets to be achieved by December 2005: Increase participation by women and girls in a wide variety of sports, physical recreation activities and in physical education from 38% to 43%; Increase the number of female athletes receiving funding from 476 to 506; and Increase the number of women on strategic sports boards and committees from 23% to 30%. The sports councils are the lead agencies for sport across the UK and, along with WSF, they have been tasked with taking the lead in promoting the strategy and targets, and monitoring progress.



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Editor's comments - [ The UK Strategy Framework for Women and Sport sets out three high-level objectives. These are: to increase women and girls’ participation in sport; enhance their performance and excellence; and increase leadership in sport. The Framework sets out three targets to be achieved by December 2005, against which this report attempts to measure progress. The report also includes additional statistics and examples of good practice to build up a complete picture of women and girls’ experience of participation in sport and physical recreation. ]  Reference this?Cryer, J. (Year). This page title in italics. Retrieved date, from <this page's full URL>

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Reference : Lillistone, C. (2006). UK Strategy framework for Women and sport.London: UK Sport


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