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1st Edition

Developing Sport for Women and Girls

Edited By

Emma Sherry


Katie Rowe

ISBN 9780367426552
Published May 5, 2020 by Routledge
274 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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

1. Introduction   

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

Claire Jenkin

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

Katherine Raw

11. Empowering Women and Girls Through Sport

Emma Seal

12. Developing Sport for Women and Girls: Education 

Ruth Jeanes

13. Gender, Sport and Livelihoods

Rochelle Stewart-Withers

14. Promoting Health for Women and Girls Through Sport

Katie Rowe and Emma Sherry

15. High-Performance Athletes

Lisa Gowthorp

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

Madeleine Pape

19. Professional Women’s Sport Leagues

Chelsey Taylor

20. Developing Sport for Women and Girls: Media Influence

Merryn Sherwood

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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.