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MPs question governing bodies on Women and Sport

10 December 2013

The Culture, Media and Sport Committee will hold its third oral evidence session for its Women and Sport inquiry on Tuesday 10 December.

The Culture, Media and Sport Committee announced an inquiry into women and sport on 26 July 2013, to look into a number of issues that are currently raising concerns. The successes of Team GB’s female athletes in the Olympics last year should have resulted in greater prominence for women’s sporting achievements and encouraged more girls and women to participate in sport. However, it appears that women’s sport still faces a number of disadvantages compared with sport for men.

Witnesses

At 10.30am

  • Kelly Simmons, Director of the National Game and Women’s Football, Football Association
  • Helen Clayton, former Captain of the England Rugby Team and Project Manager of the Hitz programme, Premiership Rugby
  • Alastair Marks, Head of Rugby Growth, and Nicky Ponsford, Head of Performance – Women, Rugby Football Union

At 11.30am

  • Joanna Adams, Director of Marketing and Commercial, England Netball
  • Chris Boardman, Policy Adviser, and Emma Pooley, cyclist, British Cycling
  • Nick Humby, Chief Operating Officer, Lawn Tennis Association

Further information

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