Islington girls getting sporty

Youngsters from across Islington have been taking part in the Encouraging Girls Participation in Spo

Youngsters from across Islington have been taking part in the Encouraging Girls Participation in Sport project - Credit: Archant

Youngsters take part in EU-funded project

Girls from across Islington have been developing new sports skills in a range of programmes in schools and sports centres thanks to a scheme delivered by The Access to Sports Project.

The Encouraging Girls Participation in Sport project (EGPiS) is funded by the EU and aims to combat drop-off rates for girls and inspire female participation in sports.

It has seen over 100 girls and young women taking part in a range of sports, including basketball, fitness, netball and more.

One of the scheme organisers Ruby Margetts said: “It’s been great to see so many girls take part. Many of them had not taken part in sports before, we have seen confidence pick up and lots have gone-on to join clubs and other programmes.”


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For more information contact the Access to Sports Project call 020 7686 8812 or visit their website accesstosports.org.uk/egpis.

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