'Grass roots change needed' to get women into sport

After sport and equality minister Helen Grant suggested that feminine sports like Zumba and cheerleading should be offered to more women in a bid to narrow the gender gap in sport, we asked ITV News Facebook page users if that was the best way to get women into sport:

  • Teresa Quintela: I think they should be getting girls into more male dominated sports. I play ice hockey and with all the discrimination and loopholes girls have to jump through to be able to play it's no wonder they don't re-education is needed from grass roots. No sport should be gender specific!
  • Wayne Baker: Creating 'feminine' sports will only widen the gap. If a woman wants to enter a sport...she should just enter it!
  • Lauren Ireta Mundy: Like what extreme nail painting? Do me a favour! Girls are just as good as boys at everything if not better!
  • Sarah Jane Roots: No. the best way to get women into sport is to support more women's teams. The British women's football, rugby and crickets teams always come higher than the men's.

You can join the conversation in the ITV News Facebook page.

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Minister: Women should be offered 'feminine' sports

Feminine sports like Zumba and cheerleading should be offered to more women in a bid to narrow the gender gap in sport, the minister for sport and equality has suggested.