1. MEDIA COVERAGE ~
Female athletes receive 4% of the media coverage and the reporting is often highly sexualized and trivialized. FAN provides an alternative to this discrimination and empowers female athletes to use their voice and speak proudly as athletes.
2. GIRLS’ PARTICIPATION ~
Girls are twice as likely to drop out of school sports by the age of 14. The six key factors that drive this are lack of access, safety and transportation issues, social stigma, decreased quality of experience, cost, and lack of positive role models. If girls had more positive female athletes in social and mas media to look up to, they would be more encouraged to stick with sport and reap the benefits that hard-work and teamwork provides.