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LBU supports Partnership for Clean Competition

Next week (April 16-18), stakeholders from across the global anti-doping system will come together in London to participate in the fifth Partnership for Clean Competition (PCC) Conference.

Leeds Beckett University School News

The Battle Royale for eSports Broadcasting is ON

“Happy Hunger Games! And may the odds be in your favour”. This iconic quote from the blockbuster Hunger Games links to what I am seeing in relation to the upcoming battle for dominance of eSports broadcasting. As in Hunger Games and the famous Battle Royale gaming format, just one can survive.

Dr Watson


As debates regarding transgender athletes continue apace this week it is clear that multiple gender inequalities in sport persist.

Annamarie Phelps

Why is it that is 2019 we are still talking about gender balance across sport

We all know we need to recruit people on a skills basis and provide the diversity of thought and appropriate challenge to help sporting organisations innovate and stay ahead of the pack.


Annamarie Phelps Annamarie Phelps CBE
Vivienne Aiyela

Cracking the concrete ceiling in sport - Gender equality

In 2017, the year I became  the first black female Non-Executive Director of Football in the 138 years in County Football didn’t come by accident. Last year, I was described by Moya Dodd (former FIFA council member) as a “strong, articulate role model and pioneer in Diversity and Inclusion in football”.


Vivienne Aiyela Vivienne Aiyela
Shelly Alexander

Working to give female coaches the opportunities: The role that men can play

This is the future, I thought, as I said my goodbyes to Chris Ramsey and Manisha Tailor at the Kick It Out 25th Anniversary dinner last week.


Shelly Alexander Shelley Alexander
Ruth Holdaway

'What's Next?'

This International Women’s Day I’m preparing for an international adventure of my own. In May I will leave Women in Sport, after five and a half wonderful (and challenging!) years, for a new role as CEO of Tennis Victoria, in Australia.


Ruth Holdaway Ruth Holdaway
Natasha Stromberg

Five reasons why we need more gender balanced leadership in every area of life

Despite half of the world’s population being female, that figure doesn’t translate into 50% of positions of power being held by women globally.


Natasha Stromberg Natasha Stromberg
Leanne Norman

What does the word 'balance' mean to you?

What does the word ‘balance’ mean to you; what phrases or images does it conjure up? Stability? Equality? Proportion? Fairness? What does balance mean for you in the context of International Women’s Day (IWD) 2019? #BalanceforBetter is the theme for this year’s IWD.


Role Models

The Power of Role Models

As someone who comes from a long line of amazing women, I now appreciate the importance of positive role models especially female ones in my life.


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