Our Story: What is Fast and Female?
By age 14, girls drop out of sport at twice the rate of boys the same age (Women’s Sport Foundation, 2008). Fast and Female exists to change this statistic. The villain in this story is the restricted potential of girls. The heroes are the girls themselves as they learn from role models about the power of sport participation to make them more resilient and confident women.
Fast and Female’s mission is to keep girls healthy and active in sports because it sets them up to succeed and lead in life beyond sports. We are driven to fulfill our mission because aside from the obvious benefits of physical health and wellness, we know that sports help young women develop the confidence, leadership and teamwork skills that are essential for success in later life.
Founded in 2005, Fast and Female is a registered charity led by two friends, athletic rivals, and moms who happen to be Olympic gold medalists in cross-country skiing: Canadian Chandra Crawford and American Kikkan Randall.
Keep girls healthy and active in sports.
Listen and learn. Be as welcoming, kind and accepting as possible. Caring is cool.
There is a unique and much-needed leader in each and every one of us.
Teamwork makes the dream work. Enjoy the journey and celebrate successes along the way.
We are part of a bigger picture. Let’s work together to make the change happen.
Be You. Be Real.
Vulnerability is strength. Do your best. You are enough.
CALLS TO ACTION
The top three actions Fast and Female believes must be undertaken to ensure girls don’t quit sports and miss out on the benefits they provide include:
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