- 70% of sports now offer the same amount of prize money for men and women. But in the 30% that don’t, the difference runs into the millions.- There are 2 million more men than women taking part in sport at least once per week.- 0.4% of the total commercial investment in sport goes into women’s sport.- Only half of the governing bodies in sport currently meet the government target to have women making up one quarter of the people sitting around the boardroom table.- Men’s professional soccer clubs in Europe are the world’s wealthiest sports entities and at least 10 European soccer players earn more than $14 million per year.- When it comes to women, tennis is by far the most lucrative sport for female athletes.- Coaches in women’s team sports at college level earn 63 cents for every dollar earned by head Coaches of men’s teams.
- Increasing the rate of participation of girls in sports,
- Increasing the number of female players in our clubs,
- To encourage more girls from across Europe to take up softball,
- To help our female athletes feel empowered by playing softball and to have a high self-esteem as successful athletes,
- To get the message out to our players, their parents, our members, those in our community, and the general public that if they do their bit gender inequality can be reduced,
- To identify ways how to increase the number of female coaches and administrators at our clubs, and
- To identify ways to keep girls engaged in this sport once they face new challenges in life such as university, work, marriage, and parenthood.
Now when you read info about the project and statistics can you answer few questions
According to the Women’s Sports Foundation, male athletes get $179 million more in athletic scholarships each year than females do. Additionally, collegiate institutions spend just 24% of their athletic operating budgets on female sports, as well as just 16% of recruiting budgets and 33% of scholarship budgets on female athletes.
Some people have the argument that “women’s sport isn’t interesting enough”. And even though over the years the popularity of women’s sports is growing, unfortunately the media coverage and sponsorship dollars haven’t necessarily followed through and gender equality remains an issue.
Take the last Women’s World Cup soccer final for example. It was the most watched soccer match—men’s or women’s—EVER in the US with nearly 25.4 million viewers. Yet the players were far less compensated than their male counterparts.