Taking part in sports isn’t about the cheers, or the wins, or the bragging rights. It’s about way more than that. Playing sports helps girls develop confidence1 and important life skills, such as resilience and discipline2 that they need now more than ever. It also helps girls to develop their self-esteem and improve mental health.2
Yet nearly 1 in 3 girls drop out of sports during puberty, mostly because they don’t think they’re good enough or they don’t feel encouraged to keep playing.2 The pandemic is only exacerbating the problem with nearly 60% of girls disappointed that they have had to miss a special moment in their life, including sports tournaments, as a result of COVID-19 related restrictions.3
74% of girls think more support needs to be shown to keep them involved in sports2 and that’s why Always is teaming up with Malala Yousafzai, Rachel Riley & other inspirational women to encourage girls to stay active and to make sure they’re able to get back to their favourite sports as soon as they can.
Click on the names below to learn how sports helped them become the amazing person they are today!
As well as encouraging all the girls you know to stay in sports, such as by sharing your photo & story on Instagram and having the chance to win a £1000 Decathlon voucher, you can trigger a donation to Sported to help keep girls in sports by:
Procter & Gamble UK at, The Heights, Weybridge KT13 0XP, will donate £0.05 to Sported for every pack of qualifying product purchased in participating retailers during the period defined below. Sported will use the donation to hire youth centre spaces as well as fund packs of equipment that can be used for sport sessions.
Details of qualifying products and participating retailers below:
Procter & Gamble UK are entitled to have a 3rd party to pay some or all of the donation amount on their behalf.
Sported is a registered charity with Charity number - 1123313.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
1) This Promotion is open to residents of Great Britain aged 18 years and over, excluding employees of Procter & Gamble UK and its affiliates or agents, the families of such employees and any other person connected with this promotion.
2) Product purchase is required for a donation to be made.
Procter & Gamble UK will also donate £0.05 to Sported for every tweet of the #FuelHerFuture conversational card that tags @always_uk_ireland.
For your chance to win a sports vouchers for you and your team share a grid post of you (or you and your team) playing sports on Instagram and tell us how sports helped you become who you are today! Make sure you tag & follow @always_uk_ireland, and include #FuelHerFuture, to be entered into the competition. Please see the full T&Cs here.
1 Online survey, One Poll '20, n = 507 Women
2 Online survey, One Poll '20, n = 1000 girls
3 Online survey, SurveyMonkey, May/June 2020