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Cheerleaders encouraging sport

A group of cheerleaders in Southend are launching a campaign to get young women back into sport. The Essex Star Squad girls say young women are missing out on the many benefits of sport.

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Teenagers explain why they want to leave sport at school

A group of cheerleaders from 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.

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.

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