Half of young girls inspired to take up sport after success of female athletes

March 21, 2024

A study of 500 females aged 10-17 revealed seeing successful women in sport has boosted the confidence of 65 per cent, with 55 per cent claiming it makes them feel like they can do anything.

Nearly two thirds (65 per cent) who have watched sport have seen women participate, but 34 per cent of youngsters want to see more female sports on TV.

It also emerged 46 per cent of sporting viewers have watched females play a sport in real life, and 43 per cent would like to attend a women’s rugby game in person. The Sun