Since 2019 Daughters and Dads has developed international partnerships in both the UK and Austria.
Daughters and Dads UK
About the Program
In 2019, we partnered with Women in Sport-UK to deliver the Daughters and Dads Active and Empowered program in the UK. Women in Sport-UK received a $1 million funding award from Sport England to deliver the program over a three-year period (2019-2021). The collaboration began with a pilot in London delivered by Fulham FC Foundation in 2019. The University of Newcastle's Prof. Phil Morgan trained program facilitators prior to their delivery of two 11-week programs at a primary school in London, targeting families from low socio-economic groups. The culturally adapted program was then delivered across England in partnership with the UK Fatherhood Institute, English Football League Trust (EFL Trust) and six Club Community Organisations (CCOs); Foundation of Light (Sunderland), Middlesbrough FC Foundation, Stoke City FC Community Trust, The Albion Foundation (West Bromwich), Fulham FC Foundation and Leyton Orient Trust.
Program Impact - Daughters and Dads UK
Between January 2020 and December 2021, Daughters and Dads was delivered to 392 participants. In April, 2022, Women in Sport-UK produced their impact report, concluding:
“The impact of DADs on the participants and their families was clearly significant and positive – research shows the programme met its stated aim to increase behaviours and attitudes, sports skills and social-emotional wellbeing of girls 5-11 years and increase fathers’ confidence and ability to support their daughters. The programme successfully supported greater levels of physical activity among participants and their families during a time of severe restrictions and lockdowns. At a time when many people experienced uncertainty and stress and family life underwent significant change, the programme brought families together around shared, enjoyable experiences. These positive findings indicate there is significant potential to scale the programme further to reach a wide range of communities in the UK, particularly the most socially excluded.”
Take a look at the positive impact of the program below.
Case Study: Middlesborough-FC-Foundation-Case-Study.pdf
Daughters and Dads Austria
A partnership with Baseball-Schule and the University of Vienna, saw Daughters and Dads adapted and delivered in Vienna, Austria in 2022. The program scaled up in 2023 with funding from the Austrian Federal Ministry for Arts & Culture, Civil Service & Sport.
For more information on Daughters and Dads Austria click here.