During the course of the last two years of the Us Girls programme, the network have utilised a diverse range of tools in order to reach and engage the target group of 13-19 year old inactive and semi-active fe,ales, living in deprived communities across Wales.

There are approximately 36,000 13-19 year old females living in poverty in Wales. The target for the Us Girls programme was to reach just under 5,000 of these women and girls.

You can find out the learning from the programme in the full report below.

The Hat-Trick Project was established in 2005 through a unique partnership between The Football Association and Newcastle New Deal for Communities. Originally based exclusively in the West End of Newcastle. Hat-Trick has now evolved to working across the North East of England, as well as delivering unique sessions across the country. Hat-Trick uses football and sport for development, as a hook to engage young people and aid the development of transferable life skills. This includes raising the confidence and aspirations of the young people they work with.

The Doorstep Sport Clubs (DSCs), which were set up in October 2012 as part of the DSC pilot, are led by the Leisure Services Team at Newcastle City Council and take place on Friday  evenings at the Centre for Sport Leisure Centre in the West End of Newcastle. The Clubs have a strong youth action focus. Sports played each week at the Fusion Plus Club are selected based on participant demands and have included a range of activities such badminton, basketball, cricket, dodge ball, fitness, football, rugby and handball.

An evaluation of Us Girls Alive was conducted by the British Heart Foundation National Centre for Physical Activity and Health (BHFNC) at Loughborough University. The main aim of the evaluation was to understand how a peer group volunteer-led programme can be used to encourage healthy lifestyle improvements in young women from deprived areas.

View the full report here

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