Girls in primary school are just as physically capable as their male classmates, our research shows.
Try thinking of exercise as fun and something to enjoy with friends.
The first step in reviving a lost sporting culture is to involve young Australians in working out why sport has lost its appeal and how to reverse the decline in youth participation.
The relationship between commercialised sport and junior sport has largely been left to the periphery of Australian sporting analyses.
There is much work to do if Australia is to eradicate various barriers to participation in sport.