According to the European Institute for Gender Equality, Poland holds the 24th position in the EU in terms of equality, but the women’s position in sports is even worse. Eurobarometer data indicates that women account for a mere 9% of European Olympic Committees, and only 10% of Olympic team coaches. According to GUS, women account for only 2.7% or all registered football players, and only 3% of coaches in Poland.
We will address the problem by running training for teachers from Gdańsk, Mrągowo and Nowa Góra (who have expressed their will to join the project), on the early-school football3 method that teaches respect and equality to boys and girls playing together. Teachers will introduce it to the curriculum and then together we will organise tournaments in these three locations, utilising the football3 method. We will organise 2 public debates on equal access to physical activity for boys and girls from early age, and we will also present educational materials developed by us. We will invite representatives of local authorities, NGOs, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Sport, and sports unions.
Our partners will include the authorities of the Mrągowo commune and General Stefan ‘Grot’ Rowecki Primary School in Mrągowo that will help us reach local educational facilities. The third partner is the Town Hall of Gdańsk interested in introducing the football3 method to all Gdańsk schools, so it will help us reach them. The last partner is the Zbigniew Dłużniewski Primary School in Nowa Góra whose management is interested in the football3 method and will allow us to implement it at their facility.