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St Mary’s to host 2019 Women in Sport and Exercise Conference

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St Mary’s to host 2019 Women in Sport and Exercise Conference

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The Women in Sport and Exercise Academic Network’s annual conference will be coming to St Mary’s University, Twickenham on 11-12th June 2019.

This year’s theme Pushing Boundaries will look at how opportunities for women in sport and exercise are expanding rapidly, whether it is in leading a governing body, excelling in elite competition or simply participation for fitness, camaraderie and the love of sport. 

Speakers include four time GB Winter Olympian Chemmy Alcott, England Women’s Hockey Captain and Olympic Gold Medallist Kate Richardson-Walsh, the CEO of UK Anti-Doping Nicole Sapstead and renowned exercise physiologist Prof Greg Whyte.

The 2019 Women in Sport and Exercise Conference will bring together leading thinkers and practitioners from a range of disciplines to promote discussion and debate around the issues that females face in sport and exercise at all levels. In addition, it will look at how the industry can innovate, challenge attitudes and push the boundaries that still exist for women in sport.

The conference will explore the latest research and real-world evidence to address female-specific issues and life stages that impact on performance and health. It will explore gender inequality in the sport and exercise arena, and discuss the opportunities and issues surrounding female participation in physical activity. Key areas of focus will be the practical application of research to increase the opportunities for females in sport and exercise and minimise and overcome identified barriers.

The conference will look specifically at:

  • Pushing boundaries through furthering the understanding of how female specific issues influence performance and health
  • Pushing boundaries in women’s representation in sport
  • Pushing boundaries in physical activity participation to promote inclusion and female empowerment through sport
  • Pushing boundaries in taboo subjects around women’s sport

Academics, practitioners, health professionals, athletes and those working in sports governance are invited to come together to share their achievements and collaborate with like-minded individuals to optimise women’s athletic success, while promoting inclusion and female empowerment through sport.

To book your place, please visit the St Mary’s website.

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