This Leeds Girl Can: University to host women’s sport workshop

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After an Olympics in which British female athletes excelled, Leeds Beckett University is looking to build on their legacy by hosting a touring workship.

The Headingley campus will be visited by the organisation Women in Sport, which champions female involvement in physical activity and encourages girls to get involved in sport, on October 20.

The Insight on Tour event is supported by Leeds Beckett’s senior research fellow Dr Leanne Norman.

“Following a successful Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio for Team GB’s female athletes, now is a crucial time to capitalise on this by ensuring organisations, groups, providers and governing bodies prioritise women’s increasing participation in sport and that these efforts are insight-led,” said Dr Norman.

“Given the expertise of our School of Sport in gender equality in sport and coaching, the partnership between Leeds Beckett, led by myself, and Women in Sport, is a fantastic opportunity to showcase not only the research being carried out in this area but also how it is impacting ‘on the ground’ issues.”

Topics discussed will include Rio’s long-term legacy, role models and research into sporting behaviour. There will be round-table discussions, case studies and presentations, with time for delegates to network.

The workshop is ideal for coaches, sports clubs, charities and other groups involved with women’s sport at a grassroots or elite level.

The event takes place in the Acre Room of the James Graham Building from 1-4pm. Places are £35 and can be booked at http://bit.ly/InsightOnTour.