Brunel University has become the first to launch its own sports hijab for female Muslim students.
The university noticed that there was a significant gap in the number of Muslim women taking part in sport – particularly those wearing hijabs.
A traditional hijab is made of cotton, which means it would get uncomfortably hot and sweaty during sport. This puts a lot of Muslim women off taking part in sport altogether.
A 2017 Sport England study found that only 18% of Muslim women regularly play sport, compared to 30% of the UK female population. Read more