Event Summary

2022 has been a momentous year for women’s sport with notable successes, including record viewing figures of over 17 million for England’s inspirational victory at the Women’s EURO Final: the most popular TV event of the year.  In addition,  the Commonwealth Games, also became the first multi-sport event in history to award more medals to women than men this Summer; and women’s rugby is becoming professionalised all across the UK, with the latest addition of contracts being offered to some Scottish teams after the World Cup this Autumn.

But there is still progress to be made.  How can we capitalise on the success of female teams and athletes to increase women’s participation and visibility in sport and take steps towards greater equality?

Join us at our highly regarded The Future of Women’s Sport UK Conference where we’ll examine key challenges, including grassroots to professional funding, commercial opportunities, and reward and sponsorship.  Our diverse panel will discuss equality and inclusion.  You will learn about the growing market for women’s sport and its coverage across the media.  We’ll share inspirational stories and guidance from women leading the way in sport, abouttheir journeys and how they have broken down barriers to female participation.

Against the backdrop of the independent review of women’s football, and the announcement of a new Sports Strategy, set to be published this year, we’ll discuss, in-depth, what support is available: what will be needed from the Government to further progress women’s sport in the UK.

You’ll hear illuminating insights from sportswomen, leading professional and grassroots bodies, and industry experts and commentators. The full speaker line up will be confirmed shortly.

Key Points

  • Priorities for grassroots sports: how do we unlock the potential of young female talent?
  • Equality and fairness: understanding options for inclusion in women’s sports, including BAME women and girls, LGBTQI+ inclusion and older women
  • Removing barriers to sport: encouraging women into careers in sport and supporting sport in schools
  • Media coverage and visibility: increasing media coverage of women’s sport, and how to attract and retain audiences
  • Sponsorship, commercial opportunities and prize money: driving investment and equality in women’s sport
  • Funding: priorities for funding from grassroots to elite level – bridging the divide between man and women’s sport at a local and community level
  • Accessibility: making sport and sporting facilities accessible to all and encouraging participation in disadvantaged communities