• Ryan Dalton

FREE Girls Allowed Sessions

Girls Allowed was created so that young girls and female adults that support young people can partake in Physical Activity, wearing a correctly fitting sports bra having a positive effect on a female's self-esteem and enjoyment. ESP Foundation wants to eradicate this barrier of entry to physical activity for females and our vision is to make a sports bra a staple on the school uniform recommendation list.


By age 14, many girls are dropping out of sports at two times the rate of boys. Through more than 25 years of research, the Women’s Sports Foundation has identified key factors which contribute to this alarming statistic. For girls and women, the relationship between body image and physical inactivity is a vicious circle; the more self-conscious they feel about their bodies, the less likely they are to take part in sport, and yet participation in sport has a positive effect on girls’ perceptions of their bodies.

Self-confidence is also linked to competition. Although most sportswomen enjoy the competitive element of sport, many girls and women are turned off from sport because it is competitive.

Our founder designed ‘Girls Allowed’ as a safe space for girls to feel comfortable to participate in multisport. We believe that having both a variety of activities alongside a passionate delivery, are instrumental to excite the disengaged


Removing a participation barrier by equipping girls with sports bras, Girls Allowed helps facilitate the enjoyment of regular physical activity. A sports bra is key to unlocking the ability to just keep moving and should be a non-negotiable item. Engaging in a carousel including a mixture of traditional and non-traditional sports such as Football, Bounce, Street Dance, Table Tennis, Roller-Skating and much more, we keep the girls moving with a badass DJ keeping the vibe non-stop.


Inspired by “Treasure Your Chest”, an educational resource designed by the Research Group in Breast Health, ESP Foundation educate using a complimentary digital resource that aims to further educate and inspire young girls across the country to keep their bodies and boobs healthy by making an informed choice to wear a sports-bra when participating in sport.

The 3 complementary films act to Educate, Normalise and Empower girls about wearing sports bras when they move.


Location: Moberly Sports Centre

When: Wednesday's 27th July; 3rd, 10th, 17th Aug

Time: 2-4pm

Age: 8-14

Session: Girls Only!

Spaces: Maximum 25

Cost: FREE

NB: Refreshments will be provided