Sports is very much part of the Australian culture. Although sports itself is a universal activity, it is also a uniquely Australian affair shaped by what is often referred to as the Australian lifestyle. Yet sports and recreational activities in Australia are not always entirely inclusive, particularly for people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) groups such as Muslim young women. Physical, cultural, social, economic and religious barriers may limit Muslim young women’s participation in sports and recreation.
This report is the result of a research project that aimed to identify and analyse socio-cultural barriers affecting Muslim young women’s participation in sports and recreation and to develop strategies that promote a greaterparticipation in sports and recreation by young Muslim women in Queensland.