Figueroa's Framework: Case Study

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Figueroa’s framework is a tool that investigates the issues surrounding access, equity and equality in sport and physical activity (Grace Lutheran College, 2015). The five separate levels: individual, interpersonal, institutional, structural and cultural are areas used to investigate the ways in which inequities challenge the area of sport and physical activity (Grace Lutheran College, 2015). The individual level is why individuals choose to participate in physical activity whereas the interpersonal level investigates the relationships that affect whether an individual will develop a lifelong association with sport (Wikispaces, 2015). The structural level is the influence of government, business and the media and cultural although the institutional …show more content…
The interpersonal level has influenced my participation in netball by the people I am surrounded by. The people that have influenced and inspired me to play netball are my friends and family. The reasons why I decided to play netball was because quite a few of my close friends were playing and my mum played netball when she was younger. My mum’s positive values of netball have been transferred to me. Netball is the perfect sport for me to socialise with my friends and keep fit and healthy. On regular occasions my friends share the driving to and from netball which enables better access and opportunities to play. Having my family provide sporting opportunities for me and both friends and family supporting and encouraging me has increased my participation in …show more content…
My recommendation to overcome the barrier of the stereotype of netball only being a female sport for the individual level is for schools to include male or mixed netball teams. My other recommendation for the interpersonal level is to use a weekly planner to have enough time to do school and play sport. Hopefully these recommendations can encourage and influence more teenagers to play

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