girls sport


Blog: 48 ‘No men and no mirrors’ – Women’s experiences in the gym

As COVID-19 spread last year and gyms had to close for safety, women were forced to start exercising outdoors, or not at all. During the darkening winter months, women reported being afraid to exercise outdoors with fears of being harassed or attacked by men.  Now, according to Scotland's latest roadmap out of lockdown, gyms are due to reopen on Monday, 26 April. But before we sit back comfortably in the knowledge that women are protected and happy in gyms, let's ask them! In England, women have rejoiced as they returned to gyms on 12 April (alongside other genders of course) and most of them have…

Blog 1: Am I a ‘tom boy’ or just a girl who likes to play sport?

Scottish Women in Sport is dedicated to increasing the participation, promotion and celebration of women's sport, and as part of our efforts we begin our blog series to highlight inspirational stories from around the country and in turn share knowledge and experiences. We aim to create a strong community of Scottish Women in Sport and help support each other in the process. In the first of our blog series Jenny Jack, a Youth Development Officer at Edinburgh Leisure shares her journey in sport and her thoughts on how we capture legacy from the Commonwealth Games. We're sure many of you…