Gender Inequality in Sport
We've come along way since that day......
The London 2012 made history by being the first ever Olympics to include female athletes from all nations involved.
Wojdan Shaherkani and Sarah Attar became the first ever Saudi Arabian Olympic athletes to compete in their respective sports. In previous Olympics, because of Saudi Arabian culture only permitted males to compete in sports and not women
This was ground breaking for both Saudi Arabia and women in general.
Stats of Womens Football
These stats were taken from the FA's website in 2011
Mixed football has now been extended to children up to U13s. 42 per cent of the 2.5m children to participate in The FA Tesco Skills programme in the last three years are girls, while 20 per cent of the 106 Skills Coaches are female, too
The number of female referees has reached 843, an increase of 12 per cent since 2008, and The FA has launched a specific Female Referees Strategy and Female Ambassador scheme.
Over 27,000 females have successfully attained FA coaching qualifications (including 200 Level 3 - UEFA ‘B’ - coaches) and full-time Women’s Football Development Officers (WFDOs) are employed across the country in the County FAs to support local female football.
The nation's No.1 female team participation sport currently has 1.38m women and girls up and down the country playing the game regularly