The Equality Standard for Sport. A brief overview. The Ideal.
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“Sport has the power to unite people in a way little else can. Sport can create hope where there was once despair. It breaks downs barriers. It laughs in the face of discrimination. Sport speaks to people in a language that they can understand.”
By the age of 15 to 16 years nearly 3 out of 10 girls(29%) say that they do not want to take part in sport when they leave school compared with one in 6 (16%) boys (Young People and Sport Survey 1999)
Only 15% of secondary aged boys with a disability and 10% of girls are members of sports clubs compared with 56% of boys and 36% of girls without a disability. (National Survey of young people, disability and sport 2000)