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Jill Scott: address body image pressures to stop girls quitting football

The former England footballer Jill Scott has said she desperately tried to gain weight after being criticised for being too skinny earlier in her career, as she called for an end to body image pressures that cause some girls to drop out of the game.

She said the “sad reality” that girls leave the sport at a faster rate than boys would continue until girls were taught about body confidence from a young age.
Mabel Banfield-Nwachi