As many of us know, sports provide a wonderful opportunity to exercise, develop
physical and mental skills, and form meaningful relationships—all of which have well-documented benefits for one’s health.
But it seems that women and girls are simply not afforded the same sports-related opportunities in our society.
We're hoping you might share a personal story or reason about why you
feel it's important for women and girls to play sports or stay physically active.
A few questions to think about:
Why is inclusion so important in sports and exercise?
Have you ever felt unwelcome in sports? How or why?
Did you ever feel forced to choose between being a parent or pursuing a career, especially one in athletics?
Did you ever feel your athletic career was limited due to your gender, or are you close to someone who has felt this way?
Would you want your own kids to play sports and be involved in physical activity? Why?
What can we as a society do to create more equal opportunities in sports and physical activity for women and girls?
If you are open to sharing we'd love to hear from you. Please fill out the form below and we will be in touch.
Important note: the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation will never share your information and we will not publish your information or story without your permission.
Thank you for your willingness to share.
For any questions or concerns related to this initiative, please reach out to Kirby Zdrill at [email protected]