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MetroNews: Female participation in sport

Kenzie Jennings-Gruar

While thousands of youngsters are busy playing winter sports, some Christchurch schools are noticing fewer girls are taking part. There's now a big push to get them more involved.

"Focus was on already 'sporty' students and not providing an accepting and safe environment for less capable students like myself. This neglect affected my ability to be confident in my body and abilities and stopped me from applying for extracurricular sports".
-Student participant from the 2021 sport NZ report