London 2012 Olympics legacy bypassing women and girls, Women and girls are being denied the chance to capitalise on the legacy of the London Olympics, says Women’s Sport and Fitness Foundation. Britain’s female athletes enjoyed their best ever Games in 2012, but the Women’s Sport and Fitness Foundation says fundamental obstacles still block the development of girls in sport. The charity says British women are held back by a culture that urges them to be thin rather than healthy. “The achievements of Jessica Ennis, Sarah Storey, Kath Grainger and so many others have taken support for women’s sport to new heights and made 2012 the best year ever for women’s sport.
With funding from Ealing council, CAWOGIDO is currently implementing a project to encourage more female participation, more female leadership at the highest levels of sport and more opportunities for participation and to engage Ealing women and girls in sports.
CAWOGIDO had consulted a number of organisations including Ealin women’s forum evidence shows that the number of women and girls participating in sports and games is low.
CAWOGIDO aim to bring women and girls together by assisting in the delivery of sport and physical activities and to help give women and girls, a voice within the local community and to become more physically active and lead healthier lives. The project is exploring the effectiveness of selected strategies that will increase access to and utilization of recreational and sporting centers in Ealing. These activities are mainly sporting include, football, basketball, volleyball, tug of war and dance