Improving Diversity and Inclusion in Sport

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Heather Sinclair, Head of Health, Workforce and Diversity Sports Team, DCMS
  • Kirsty Clarke, Director of Sport, Stonewall
  • Kirsty Mulvey, Engagement and Research Officer (Get Yourself Active), Disability Rights UK
  • Andrew Douglass, Chief Executive, Innovision
  • Kevin Hylton, Professor of Equality and Diversity in Sport, Leisure and Education, Leeds Beckett University (event chair)
  • Peter Ackred, CEO, Disability Sports Coach
  • Susannah Gill, Director of Communications and Corporate Affairs at Alizeti, Member of the Diversity in Racing Steering Group and Committee Member of Women in Racing


Discrimination of all kinds is still experienced far too often by both players and spectators of sport. More needs to be done both nationally and locally to ensure that sport is a facilitator of equality and diversity within the community and that everyone has the same access to facilities, training and the enjoyment of sport.

Join Westminster Briefing on the 16th October for an update to look at the current state of equality in sport and see what more can be done in this field. Hear from equality experts on new ways of thinking and learn from sports clubs and associations already taking the necessary steps to create their own effective strategies. 

Key issues to be addressed:

  • Bringing more diversity into volunteering
  • Enhancing local delivery: where does community and regional sport fit in?
  • Sport and its impact upon perceptions of diverse people
  • Minding the gender gap in professional and non-professional sport
  • Creating accessible facilities and cultures for disabled players
  • Race disparity in sport and how it can be tackled
  • Improving LGBT participation and removing discrimination
  • Inclusive sports programmes and policies
  • Breaking down barriers to participation by different socio-economic groups
  • Promoting sport for all ages
  • Marketing diverse sport: problems and possibilities
  • Using sport to promote integration
  • Providing awareness training for coaches

About the event:

The morning session will focus on the impact discrimination has in sport and how supporting diversity can have great benefits for those who play, spectate and organise sporting activities.

The afternoon session will look at best practice case; how leading sports organisations have overcome issues of diversity through implement cohesive strategies to tackle the issues and promote culture change. 

Who should attend?

You will join a range of delegates including but not limited to: National Sporting Associations, Sports & Physical Activity Officers, Games Organisers, Community Sports Groups, Sports & Leisure Commissioning Managers, Equality and Diversity Champions and anyone with an interest in improving sport participation no matter of race, religion, gender, ability or age.

For registration enquiries please contact: | 0207 593 5657

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Tuesday 16th October 2018

11.00am - 3.30pm (including networking lunch)

Private Sector | 1 Place:£295 | 2+ Places:£245 each
Public Sector | 1 Place: £245 | 2+ Places: £195 each
Charity Sector | 1 Place: £195 | 2+ Places: £145 each
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