UKRDA attends Women in Sport Inaugural Conference

This month we sent UKRDA Board Director Gareth off to Leicester for the inaugural Women in Sport conference.  Gareth, who attended on behalf of all the UKRDA leagues said,

Attending the WPS 2013 conference was a truly eye opening experience. Discovering that there are so many people and organisations who are passionate about supporting and developing women’s sport was positively inspiring. I have learned a lot about the industry and met some amazing people over the last couple of days, many of whom were very enthusiastic about working with the UK derby community through UKRDA to help legitimise, promote and grow the sport. Thanks to WPS & WSFF for arranging this event, I would highly recommend attending the next one planned for September 2014.”

Now Gareth will be working with UKRDA leagues to develop promotional strategies based around the information available at the conference and the UKRDA is planning more discussion with WPS and WSFF around inclusivity and cultural diversity within our sport.

The picture shows, from right to left - Gareth Lowson UKRDA board director, Louise Tanner, Communications Manager at Womens Sport and Fitness Foundation, Mark Palmer, CEO of Women Play Sport and Brusin' Banshee from Leeds Roller Dolls.

The picture shows, from right to left – Gareth Lowson UKRDA board director, Louise Tanner, Communications Manager at Womens Sport and Fitness Foundation, Mark Palmer, CEO of Women Play Sport and Brusin’ Banshee from Leeds Roller Dolls.