Women and girls are often excluded from organised sport or face challenges in accessing sport or developing within sport. This is the first book to focus on sport development for women and girls. It provides a theoretical and practical framework for readers in the emerging field of sport development.
Developing Sport for Women and Girls examines both the development of sport, and development through sport with expert contributions from Australasia, North America and Europe. It offers critical analysis of contemporary sport development, from high performance pathways to engaging diverse communities to the use of sport to empower women and girls. Each chapter explores various contexts of sport development and sport for development theory with a specific focus on women and girls. It covers key topics such as health, education, sexual orientation and participation across the lifecourse, and features international case studies in every chapter.
This is essential reading for students, academics, researchers and practitioners working in the area of sport development or sport management.
Table of Contents
Emma Sherry and Katie Rowe
2. Participation Opportunities and Pathways for Women and Girls
Brianna L. Newland, Kim Encel and Pamm Phillips
3. Developing Sport for Girls and Adolescents
Rochelle Eime, Meghan Casey and Jack Harvey
4. Developing Sport for Mothers with Dependent Children
Clare Hanlon, Tracy Taylor and Wendy O'Brien
5. Developing Sport for Older Women
6. Developing Sport for Women and Girls with a Disability
Andrew Hammond and Hannah McDougall
7. Promoting LGBT+ Inclusion in Women’s and Girls’ Sport: Lessons from Australia
Ryan Storr and Caroline Symons
8. Developing Sport for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Women and Girls
Hazel Maxwell and Megan Stronach
9. Developing Sport for Indigenous Women and Girls
Megan Stronach and Hazel Maxwell
10. Developing Sport for Women and Girls in Underserved and Low Socioeconomic Communities
11. Empowering Women and Girls Through Sport
12. Developing Sport for Women and Girls: Education
13. Gender, Sport and Livelihoods
14. Promoting Health for Women and Girls Through Sport
Katie Rowe and Emma Sherry
15. High-Performance Athletes
16. Coaches and Officials
Donna De Haan and Stacy Warner
17. Athlete Protection and Duty of Care
Popi Sotiriadou and Pamela Wicker
18. Regulating High Testosterone in International Women’s Sport
19. Professional Women’s Sport Leagues
20. Developing Sport for Women and Girls: Media Influence
Emma Sherry is an internationally regarded expert in the field of sport development and access and inclusion within the sport and recreation environment with the Swinburne University Sport Innovation Research Group. Emma currently sits on the editorial boards of the Journal of Sport Management, Sport Management Review, the Journal of Sport for Development, Communication and Sport Journal and the International Journal of Sport Business Management.
Katie Rowe is Senior Lecturer in Sport Management and a member of the Centre for Sport Research at Deakin University, Australia. Katie's research focuses on sport and active recreation participation and community development through sport, with a particular emphasis on issues of relevance to women and girls.