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Copy of Barriers to Participation in Sport

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Charlie Howard

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Barriers to Participation in Sport
Disabled at Foundation
Black and Minority Ethnics at performance
Many women have to dedicate their time to their children.
Only 4% of sports coverage is dedicated to women's sport.
Male domination
Barriers they face
Women at participation
Girls teams tend to attract less sponsorship from local businesses because it is not as popular as male sport
Economic and Educational
Women's sport attracts less funding for facilities
Very few women make the headlines
A lack of role models leads to women not wanting to participate.
Local clubs could promote their club in the media by contacting local newspapers, advertising their club, and posting results and timetables on facebook and twitter to attract attention.
Women also get paid £559 less than men on average.
"Stars Gym and Creche" is one of a number of gyms offering cheaper sessions and use of creche facilities for newcomers
Barriers they face
Social and Cultural
For this reason, they are reluctant to sign up to anything for an extended period of time
Historical and cultural
The Women's sport trust aims to improve spectatorship, media coverage, participation and visibility of role models by offering grants to women in sport.
Few facilities with disabled access compared to non-disabled school sports halls and gymnasiums
Limited disabled access to transport affects them getting to the venue
93% of the 500,000 physically disabled people do not participate because of expenses, lack of support and lack of opportunity
Dream it believe it achieve it are an organization who raise money to change all this
Teaching disabled sports requires specialist coaches and equipment
Many mainstream schools do not have the awareness and understanding of how to include disabled people in sport
Schools and gymnasiums cannot afford the adapted and specialist equipment.
Playground to podium is aimed at helping young disabled people develop for PE and community sport to high level performance
38% of people believe disabled people are a burden on society
Many disabled people do not participate because they feel their disability excludes them
Channel 4 provided national coverage of the paralympics and made people more familiar with disability with comedy programme "The Last Leg"
Social and Historical
BME groups are over represented in unemployment and low paid jobs
Barriers they face
Religion can prevent people from playing certain sports
Sports have dress codes that can inadvertently discriminate against religions
Only three muslim countries had female representatives at the 2012 Olympic games
Sporting Equals Future Champions was set up to identify and support future stars from the BME groups.
Many sports still discriminate against black and minority ethnic communities
Racism is not reported properly because players and coaches have a lack of confidence in the complaints procedure
Social and Economic
Kick it

Out works throughout the football, education and community sectors to challenge discrimination, encourage inclusive practices and work for positive change
Virgin Active and David Lloyd health clubs also have activities and creches for kids
Women have bad experiences of PE in school and are not encouraged to play sport
Black men are 26 times more likely to be stopped and searched
Black people are 44% more likely to be given a prison sentence for a driving offence
13% Unemployment rate, double that of whites
Campaigns like Kick it out, and the increasing presence of BME groups on our TV screens are giving a message of hope
Barriers to exercise
Not everyone can take up a sport or get involved in an activity. There are many reasons for this and this, and these are known as barriers.
Your tasks is to come up with a list of of potential barriers and explain why they are barriers. If you can give some suitable suggestions as to how they can overcome these barriers.
Cultural barriers
The UK includes people from many different nationalities and cultures. Can you think of any examples of cultural barriers people face?
Social barriers
Social barriers might be based on what your peers think and do. Taking part in a certain sport may not be seen as cool. Make a list of some of the social barriers people face, why are they barriers and how can be overcome?
Some cultures have rules or traditions about women participating in sport. Some cultures will not be familiar with British sports. They may only be familiar with their own cultures sports such as thoda, kabaddi or kortball.
Pressure from others
Perception of the sport
age differences
family influence
pressure from an over competitive coach

Economical barrier
List some of the economical barriers that people face that may stop them taking part in sport.
club fees
no/low income
These are usually created by an inability to meet the cost of participation. If a whole community is in an economically run down area how can these be a barrier?
Lack of investment for facilities. Seen as a dangerous area resulting in a lack coaches willing to work in that area.
Historical barrier
Most sports have been male orientated, Which sports are perceived as female sports?
Some sports have limited certain groups involvement in sports. What are they?
Asians in football
Black swimmers
females in contact sports
Working class people taking in perceived middle and upper class sports such as polo.
Women in motor sports
In recent years governing bodies have addressed some of these issues.
Educational barriers
How can peoples experience of sport in school be a barrier when they become older?
lack of facilities
lack of after school clubs and teams
lack of funding for extra sessions, equipment and trips.
Role model
Conscious of body size and shape resulting in missing PE lessons
lack of engaging activities on the curriculum.
What is this advert promoting?
Can you think of other initiatives that have been used to get women into sport?
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