KARATE fastest growing sport amongst girls

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Monday, October 2, 2017

Sport Scotland revealed that KARATE is the number one sport of choice!

Karate revealed as the fastest growing sport for females paticipation in Active Schools programme.

New figures published to mark the start of Women and Girls in Sport Week show females are getting involved in more diverse sports.  The biggest increase in participant sessions between 2011/12 and 2016/17 was in karate, with a rise of 248%. Numbers participating in karate rose from 9,915 to 34,544

The statistics measured growth over a six-year period and are based on the top 20 participation sports in the Active Schools programme.


Sports Minister Aileen Campbell said: "Increased participation in sport and physical activity improves health and well-being, helps with self-esteem and, at the elite level, brings international success.


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