An explorative study into the ways in which AFC Wimbledon Foundation use inclusion projects to help women overcome barriers to participation in sport.

Kennedy, Lillian (2018) An explorative study into the ways in which AFC Wimbledon Foundation use inclusion projects to help women overcome barriers to participation in sport. Undergraduate thesis, University of Chichester.

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Abstract

The purpose of this research was to explore the ways in which the AFC Wimbledon Foundation use inclusion projects to help women overcome barriers to participation in sport. The study explored a) the barriers to participation women encounter through sport, b) the inclusion projects themselves, and c) the ways in which the projects undertaken by the AFC Wimbledon Foundation have help overcome the barriers encountered by women. A qualitative study was conducted to understand the ways in which the projects undertaken by the AFC Wimbledon Foundation work to overcome barriers to participation in sport for women. Participants consisted of six employees of the AFC Wimbledon Foundation; four males and two females. This study utilised semi-structured interviews to explore the experiences of the six employee’s working alongside the inclusion projects. Data were analysed via inductive thematic analysis. In this study the participants identified several barriers to participation in sport for women. Overall, the findings indicate there was both evidence and critique of the strategies used by the AFC Wimbledon Foundation. In summary the strategies are: providing low cost projects giving women only the opportunity to participate in organised sport, using quantitative research methods to identify participant’s needs and using promotional methods to encourage women to attend with friends. Further qualitative research is required to understand the success, impacts and sustainability of the inclusion projects.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Additional Information: BA (Hons) Sport Business & Management
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV557 Sports
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Departments > Sport Development and Management
Undergraduate Dissertations
Depositing User: Ann Jones
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2019 16:45
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2019 16:45
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/4215

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