“I used to be scared of going up to high school but I’ve met so many friends here and become brave”
Gamechanger, age 11
“I always wanted to learn to play football but I never had a place to play”
Gamechanger, age 10
Gamechangers is an exciting new project being run by Children’s Parliament in collaboration with the Scottish Football Association. Gamechangers is focused on empowering girls to get active, try new sports and physical activities, meet new people and have fun learning football along the way.
Our first year of Gamechangers graduates have been meeting in four regions across Scotland – Inverness, Dundee, Edinburgh and Renfrewshire – over three school terms to learn how to play football, explore their rights and try new ways of being active and having fun in a positive and inclusive group environment. Gamechangers and will be celebrating the culmination of the project with a residential in Stirling in August where the girls will meet each other for the first time, put their new football skills into action and explore their rights and what they need to continue being active once they transition to high school and beyond.
Through using a rights-based approach Gamechangers aims to help enable girls to develop the skills and confidence to enjoy the benefits of lifetime engagement in sports and physical activity.
Gamechangers: Girls Get Active was delivered in partnership with Scottish Football Association, Comic Relief and Scottish Government.