National Girls And Women In Sports Day

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Hold on to your sneakers, folks, because every year on the 'National Girls and Women in Sports Day,' we get to celebrate the incredible, awe-inspiring athletic abilities of women and girls around the world. Gymnasts pirouetting into our hearts, soccer players mastering the 'ole nutmeg trick', and sprinters who could probably outrun a cheetah, all have their own special day of recognition!

When is Girls And Women In Sports Day?

It's national girls and women in sports day on the 3rd February.

The History Behind The Day

On National Girls and Women in Sports Day, we commemorate and cheer on the girls and women knocking it out of the, well, ballpark with their sports skills. Our data suggests that with 62953 mentions online, this is not just your average sports day on Feb. 3rd. The internet seems to quite literally be saying, 'Ladies, it's time to sweat!'

The Highlights of 2021

The year 2021 was a standout one, with the athletic community pulling out all the stops in celebrating this day. On Feb. 3rd, 2021, the internet was buzzing with more mentions, shares, and trendy hashtags related to the day than ever before. This isn't surprising, as 2021 was not just about presenting a token award to women in sports, but about recognizing their immense talent, perseverance, and contribution to the sports world.

The Importance

This National Day serves as a reminder of the importance of opportunities for girls and women in sporting pursuits. There's something special about being part of a team, scoring that goal, or just improving your personal best, and it's something everyone should have the chance to experience. So, next time you cheer on your favorite team, remember this day and all of the strong, amazing women and girls who add so much to the world of sports.

History behind the term 'Girls And Women In Sports'


First Women's Olympic Games

In the year 1900, the first Women's Olympic Games were held in Paris, France. This event marked an important step towards recognizing the athletic abilities and achievements of women. Although the participation of women in sports was still limited, this paved the way for future progress.


Women's Baseball Association Formed

In 1922, the first professional women's baseball league, known as the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL), was formed in the United States. The league provided opportunities for women to showcase their talents in baseball and gained popularity during World War II when male players were drafted.


Title IX Legislation

In 1964, the United States government passed the landmark Title IX legislation as part of the Civil Rights Act. This law aimed to prohibit gender discrimination in educational programs, including sports. Title IX had a significant impact on increasing opportunities for girls and women in sports, leading to the growth of women's athletic programs in schools and universities.


Women's Tennis Association Established

In 1972, the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) was established to promote and organize women's professional tennis tournaments. This marked a major milestone for women in sports, as it provided a platform for female tennis players to compete at a professional level and gain recognition for their exceptional skills.


Formation of the Women's National Basketball Association

In 1991, the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) was founded as the premier professional women's basketball league in the United States. The establishment of the WNBA offered female basketball players the opportunity to compete at a high level and raised the profile of women's basketball worldwide.


First Female NFL Coach

In 2015, the National Football League (NFL) made history when the Arizona Cardinals hired Dr. Jen Welter as an assistant coaching intern, making her the first female coach in the NFL. This groundbreaking moment inspired girls and women around the world and highlighted the growing acceptance of women in traditionally male-dominated sports.

Did you know?

Did you know that women were first allowed to participate in the Olympic Games in 1900? They were able to compete in lawn tennis and golf, marking the beginning of the field broadening for female athletics!


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21st April 2015

Most mentioned on

3rd February 2021

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