Manchester is the home of football and more than 50% of children and young people are playing regularly.
However, as they reach their teenage years, girls drop out of the game at twice the rate as boys. As part of the City Girls project, Shauna and other female young leaders in Manchester will tackle this by providing weekly sessions for over 250 girls at new sites across the city, where they can develop their skills and build their confidence in a safe and inclusive environment.
“If girls have something to aim towards and they get somewhere in life, or they get to a point where they are happy with themselves, or they just enjoy playing, you can say that you played a role in that.” Shauna, 19
This project is delivered by City in the Community, and generously supported by SAP.