Girls are 75% more likely to drop out of sporting related activities by the age of 14 than boys. Keeping girls in sport through their teenage years is crucial as this is the age when habits and attitudes are formed which impacts future engagement in sport and physical activity.
Funding for female sports is harder to obtain and many are self-funded and rely heavily on sponsorship. Medigold Health is therefore delighted to be sponsors of the GB Junior Women’s Inline Hockey team.
The Team recently opened the 2019 World Roller Games 2019 in Barcelona with a fixture against China, they then went on to face Canada and Italy.
Grace Garbett, captain of the GB Junior Women’s Inline Hockey team, said: “The World Roller Games is the most important event in our sport’s calendar and, as we are completely self-funded, the support of Medigold Health was vital for helping Team GB to compete on this international stage. Every one of the girls is really grateful for their help.”
The World Roller Games brings together more than 4,000 athletes from 80 countries, playing in 11 different sports, including speed skating, skateboarding, inline freestyle and roller derby.