|dc.description||DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (HONOURS)
|dc.description.abstract||Women’s rugby in England has seen a rise in participation within the last 10 years.
There had been lot of research conducted as to why females drop out of sport and
physical activity, however there was limited literature available with which to analyse the
factors which have contributed to a rise in participation rates within specific sports.
Therefore the objective of this study was to find which factors have positively influenced
participation rates in women’s community rugby. The data was collected from female
community rugby players using questionnaires. The results indicated that the main internal
motivation for playing community rugby was the social factors involved. The predominant
external influences on females to start playing rugby were the people close to them.
Finally, the media attention created by the RFU on the England women’s team has
successfully promoted knowledge of the team and the sport but was not necessarily the
only motivation for women to play rugby. The findings may help other national governing
bodies to increase their participation levels by building on these positive findings.||en_US
|dc.publisher||Cardiff Metropolitan University||en_US
|dc.title||What are the factors which positively influence participation rates in women’s community rugby using a case study methodology?||en_US