Girls’ sport has been undergoing a quiet but very welcome revolution. The increasingly high profile and crucially, growing popularity of women’s sport on the international stage, has meant that schools are having to move with the times in response to a whole new market for girls’ sports.
PE Departments have been upping their game, keen to satisfy increasing numbers of young women who are thirsty to try new sports, to compete at the highest levels, and to follow in the footsteps of a new generation of inspiring sporting heroines.
Of course, traditional sports like lacrosse, netball and gymnastics are as strong as ever. At Putney High School GDST over 250 girls play netball with seven teams across Year 7 alone and 250 matches per year. But for those looking for something different, or who don’t want to play those traditional sports, there are now plenty of exciting alternatives.