48% of disabled children 14 to 16 years old are "less active" compared to 28% of non-disabled children1

Women in Sport’s Reframing Sport for Teenage Girls research highlighted that teenage girls are not a homogenous group and advocated for ‘understanding girls', as the key to creating effective offers which inspire girls to be active.

Our Supporting Disabled Teenage Girls to be Active research, which was undertaken in partnership with Sweaty Betty Foundation, Nuffield Health and Women in Sport, therefore aimed to:

  • Amplify the unique voice of disabled teenage girls
  • Identify the barriers that prevent disabled teenage girls from taking part in sport and exercise
  • Improve our understanding of disabled teenage girls, so that we can better tackle the causes of exclusion
  • Provide guidance to physical activity providers, funders and commissioners on the inclusion of disabled teenage girls.

The research findings are due to be launched in May 2024.

If you are interested in receiving the research report, please contact: [email protected]