Event Summary

Sport should be inclusive and accessible for all.

However, significant inequalities remain at both elite and grassroots levels. Black, Asian and those from the least affluent families are less likely to play sport or be physically active than their peers. Girls (44%) are also less likely to be active than boys (51%).*

Westminster Insight’s popular Sport for All – Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Sport Conference will detail the next steps to improve participation and representation in sport.

  • What does true Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) look like in your sport? Take away practical guidance to assess and improve your EDI strategy
  • Organisational change does not happen in isolation – address EDI from a whole-club perspective, identifying and unlocking the barriers to sports inclusion to level the playing field for all.
  • Off the field, we will explore equality and inclusion in coaching.
  • Sports broadcasting can be a powerful tool, celebrating good EDI practice and improving visibility of underrepresented groups. How can we accelerate progress towards fairer representation in the media?
  • Hear from local EDI champions with their innovative ideas to increase sport engagement within underrepresented groups, remove stigma and break traditional stereotypes.
  • Spotlighting disability and neurodivergent inclusion in sport, we will hear how to create opportunities and a sense of belonging through sport.

To better understand the disparity between different socio-economic groups and their engagement in sport and physical activity, we will hear from sporting bodies, policy makers, elite athletes and grassroots organisations who will share challenges, good practice, and innovative solutions. Wherever you are on your EDI journey, do not miss this opportunity to network with like-minded EDI champions and take steps to ensure greater access to sport for all.

We recommend early registration using the discount code early4381; the full speaker line-up will be announced shortly.

*Sport England’s Active Lives Children and Young People 2022-23 survey.

Key Points

  • What does true inclusion look like in sport?
  • Improving and implementing effective EDI strategies
  • Removing barriers to participation at the grassroots level
  • Understanding the barriers to elite-level sport
  • Inclusive sport facilities and equipment
  • Linking social mobility and sport
  • Inclusive recruitment practices in coaching and management
  • Improving representation in broadcasting and media

Venue details

In-person – This conference will take place at IStructE in Central London. Attend in-person to network, build relationships and learn from your peers.