Know what to do
This section will help you with your session planning and delivery, putting research and ideas into practice. Here are tools to help you deliver sport and physical activity to all women and keep them coming back. Find best practice examples from our GOGA work to get you started.
Not A One Hit Wonder – a guide to increasing the retention of women at activity sessions.
Preventing Drop-Out Through Engagement:
Preventing Drop-Out Through Clear Communication:
Preventing Drop-Out Through Support:
Consulting women and girls
Consulting with women and girls in your programmes is essential to shaping an offer which meets their needs. By doing this there is a higher probability that the women and girls will take up and keep coming back to your activities.
- Survey template for consulting women This survey provides some suggested questions you can use to consult with women. Ensure you adapt the survey to meet the needs of women and girls at your activities, and what you would like to consult their views on. This example includes a sample of questions Women in Sport used as part of a larger survey with women at Get Out Get Active (GOGA) Wrexham activities.
- Survey template for consulting women – Easy Read format This easy read format was created to help women with learning disabilities understand the information easily. Easy read format can be preferred by women without learning disabilities, as it gives the essential information on a topic without a lot of background information. It can be especially helpful for people who are not fluent in English.
- Survey Guidance – This document provides additional information and guidance regarding why certain questions are used in the survey and what the findings can tell you.
- Engaging all women in physical activity and sport– This resource is designed to guide what you Think, Do and Say when supporting women to become more active. This includes top tips to assist sport providers and coaches. The resource was developed in partnership with Activity Alliance.
Sports participation is low among people with a visual impairment, even compared with other disability groups.
By understanding the lives of visually impaired women, Women in Sport and British Blind Sport sought to explore the barriers to sport and physical activity that exist for this group. By exploring this we were able to provide a range of recommendations for providers.
Small Changes Big Difference from Women in Sport on Vimeo.
Small Changes, Big Differences for Visually Impaired women full report
Become a Women in GOGA Activator
The key focus of the role is to support women to feel welcome, be an informal source of information and encourage social interaction. A ‘Women in GOGA Activator’ will bring their enthusiasm and people skills to support more women to become, and remain, active in their community
Helping women and girls get active: A practical guide by Sport England
What sways women to play sport? – motivations and influencers research from Women in Sport.