A group of cheerleaders in Southend are launching a campaign to get young women back into sport.
They say many give up at 16 because of the embarrassments and preoccupations of being a teenager.
The cheerleaders from the Essex Star Squad say young women are missing out on the many benefits of sport.
Sport England say girls are more likely than boys to drop physical education once they leave school- just 30% of female university students currently playing sport regularly.
Click here to find out how to get involved.
More top news
The 47-year-old man died shortly after 3pm on Tuesday.
Specialist explosive detection dogs searched through the town examining letter boxes and phone booths for signs of potential devices.
Temperatures reached 29.1C in St James's Park, central London.