Female Athlete Project

Did you know that male athletes outnumber females in our club by a ratio of almost 3:2.

Analysis was completed using membership numbers at the end of August 2014.

Excluding the U11s, there were 204 female and 297 male athletes. In the U13 & U15 categories there are more females than males (86 females, 75 male) but in U17 & U20 there are more males  (39 female and 48 male) and in the senior category there are more than double the number of male athletes (79 females and 174 male senior athletes)

At Southampton Athletic club we are addressing this issue with a working group looking at Female Athlete Retention. So far we have launched a mentoring scheme and held a workshop in spring this year and are busy planning a workshop for 2015. If you would like to know more about the project or get involved please visit our page where you will find details of the project, the project team, mentors and a contact email.