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COVID Alert — Pandemic Impact on Girls in Sport

COVID-19 has profoundly impacted society and will for years to come. While it has altered everybody’s lives in some capacity, research is showing that women and girls were disproportionately impacted through job losses, burden of family caregiving, and violence at home.

Within sport, COVID-19 has resulted in huge revenue losses and deep cuts to programming2. Every individual involved in sport, from leaders to athletes to coaches, and at all levels of sport, felt these changes. The impacts of these changes, however, will likely not be experienced equally by all.

This report is an opportunity to focus on the impact of COVID-19 for girls in sport.