Teenage girls who play football report higher levels of self-confidence
New research suggests that football can have a greater positive impact on the self-confidence of teenage girls than other popular sports.
The largest study of its kind was recently conducted by UEFA and an elite group of specialists¹ to investigate the effect football has on the psychological and emotional state of girls and young women in Europe. The research took into account the impact that football has on self-confidence, self-esteem, well-being, feelings of togetherness, motivation and life skills and compared those results to other popular sports. Data was collected from six countries: Denmark, England, Germany, Spain, Poland and Turkey.