Register for UEL's women in sport celebration
Women in sport will be recognised and celebrated at a brand new event to be held at the University of East London (UEL) Sportsdock in June.
The first-ever ‘Nettie Honeyball Day’ is named in honour of the pseudonymous founder of the first-ever women’s football club, the British Ladies – and will take place on Tuesday 28 June.
The event will see different sessions take place throughout the day.
In the morning, girls from local primary schools will try a number of sporting activities in the university’s Sportsdock arena – and they will also have the chance to try their hands at some sports reporting.
In the afternoon, the event becomes open to all attendees as the audience participate in a series of short talks and panel discussion on the future of women in sport.
The event is being organised by Dr Carrie Dunn and Dr Marcia Wilson of UEL, and is intended to celebrate women’s achievement in the sports industries – as well as encourage women of all ages to consider a career in the field.
Carrie explained the importance of ‘Nettie Honeyball Day’: “This event is intended to highlight the history of women in sport – and also the number of careers open to girls and young women in the sector.
“Over the past year we have partnered very successfully with Kick It Out, running workshops in local schools and encouraging students to consider how they could combat obstacles preventing them from their ideal career path. This is the next step – showing girls from primary school age upwards that sport is most definitely for them.”
You can register for the free afternoon event on Eventbrite here.