Playing football is a huge confidence boost for teenage girls and can improve their well-being and self-confidence, our researchers have found.
Lead researcher Dr Paul Appleton, said: "Many of the girls we interviewed spoke about how playing for their team had allowed them to have a ‘second family’ and to be involved in a community with other girls. . ."
Residents of Edgbaston will elect a new MP at this General Election, as current MP Gisela Stuart (Labour) is stepping down.
If you would like to find out more about the candidates, we are staging an Edgbaston hustings here on campus, on 30 May.
The event is open to all and will be moderated by Birmingham Mail Editor, Marc Reeves. Register to join us here:
Here's your chance to travel around the world with the University of Birmingham and get hands-on with our amazing research discoveries!
With free events and activities all over campus for the whole family, you won’t want to miss this year’s spectacular event.
Our hugely popular festival is free and open to all! We can't wait to welcome you.