How the Girls Active campaign is changing girls’ lives

Founded in 1995 in Leicestershire, the Youth Sport Trust works with thousands of schools across the UK in order to increase participation in sports and promote a healthy lifestyle for children and young people Research conducted by the Youth Sport Trust has shown that, on average, girls are less likely to take part in

“Because I loved boxing, people assumed that I wanted to be a boy”: Stacey Copeland on women’s boxing, perceptions of femininity and deciding against a nickname

Until 1997, women could not legally box in Great Britain. It would be another fifteen years before Nicola Adams and Katie Taylor would announce themselves to the world in London, as women’s boxing made its debut at the 2012 Olympics. Six years on, there are just three weight categories for women