Women and Sport II: Making space for women in sport

Women and Sport II: Making space for women in sport
Women and Sport II: Making space for women in sport

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Matti Cements, Deputy Director, Athlete Wellbeing and Engagement, Australian Sports Commission Professor Richard Pringle, Professor of Sport and Physical Education, Monash University Sarah Harley, Sport and Club Development Officer, Confederation of Australian Motor Sport Dr Indigo Willing OAM, Evie Ryder, Tora Waldren and Summer Day, Co-founders of Girls Skate Brisbane and She-Slayz Dr Hazel Maxwell, Senior Lecturer, University of Tasmania Heather Reid AM, Consultant, Heather Reid Sport Management Chantella Perera, Head of Sport, Kojo Marketing Bridie Kean, Associate Lecturer in Public Health, University of Sunshine Coast, with Ella Sabjak, all members of Australia's women's wheelchair basketball team Dr. Annette Brömdal, Lecturer Sport, Health and Physical Education, University of Southern Queensland Dr Rebecca Olive, Lecturer Socio-Cultural Studies, University of Queensland Dr Kate O’Halloran, Sports Journalist

It is a great time to be a woman in sport. Yet this moment is not without challenges. The recent successes and advances for women in sport do not signify an end to gender-based exclusion or discrimination. Although we have made significant progress in some areas, there is still a way to go.

The recent successes of women in sport (in all manner of sport spaces) are part of a continual dynamic that shapes public debate over the value of women's sport, and indeed, the value of women's participation in a range of public forums.

Continuing on from the excitement and connections forged at last year's event, this year's Women and Sport II extends the focus on multiplicities and difference, including speakers from diverse sports, and diverse academic and practice backgrounds.

Our hope is that the program serves to educate, agitate, and connect women and men working in sport (and related areas such as health and leisure) to question taken for granted knowledges. Innovation in our thinking can support innovation in practice, and hopefully support the ongoing development of more inclusive and sustainable sport for all.

Most of all, the event brings academics and practioners working in diverse areas of sport together, crossing silos and reaching out across invisible divides with the common goal of supporting women in sport.

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