The Department for Education has announced new funding for the SLQ Sports Leaders’ Your Time programme to provide opportunities for thousands of girls aged 8-16 to access competitive sport and sport leadership opportunities over the next three years.

Launched in the same week as International Women’s Day, Your Time has been designed to support more teenage girls to improve their confidence, communication and self-belief and develop life-long leadership skills by co-designing and delivering sports activities with peers and in their local communities, all while raising awareness and understanding of the barriers that are faced by girls participating in sport.

By growing the number of girls taking leadership roles in competitive sport opportunities and making this the new norm, Your Time aims to break the stereotypes that exist around sport and female participation.

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Source: Sports Leaders