This Father’s Day, Women in Sport and our Daughters and Dads Active and Empowered partners, want to celebrate the amazing bond that physical activity and play can create between father-figures and daughters. We asked families from across the football community to share memories they’ve created through sport.
Daughters and Dads Active and Empowered is run in partnership with the University of Newcastle (Australia), Fatherhood Institute, EFL Trust and six Club Community Organisations (CCOs), with National Lottery funding from Sport England.
The project replicates a programme which was designed by the University of Newcastle (Australia) to help low income families get active with their children, specifically targeting the relationships between dads and daughters.
Parents often see their role as helpers rather than role models in encouraging their children to be active. Research by the University of Newcastle (Australia) found that fathers are less involved with their daughters than mothers, tend to spend less time with daughters than sons and don’t acknowledge their role in fostering their daughters’ physical activity behaviours.
The programme is delivered across three regions of England, with the following partners:
- North east- Foundation of Light (Sunderland) and Middlesbrough FC Foundation.
- West midlands- Stoke City FC Community Trust and The Albion Foundation (West Bromwich Albion).
- London- Fulham FC Foundation and Leyton Orient Trust.