UK Charity calls for more girls to play team sports

  • 9 June 2014
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A UK charity has called for more girls to be made to play team sports as a way of improving their confidence.

Girls Day School Trust, who represent a small number of schools, say fewer girls than boys are playing sport and that learning how to come back from losing would help build the skills to succeed in future jobs.

Studies have shown that fewer girls play sport than boys and that there's a drop in girls taking part in teams, once they start secondary school.

The charity say having more school teams could help, so that girls of all abilities get picked and not just the best ones.