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Celebrating women in sport

A celebration of women's achievements in the sports industries

Women in sport will be celebrated at a brand-new event to be held at the UEL SportsDock on June 28.

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.

In the morning, girls from local primary schools will be trying out all kinds of sporting activities in the SportsDock arena - and will also have the chance to try their hands at some sports reporting.

In the afternoon, you are cordially invited to join the audience at a series of short talks and a discussion panel (open to all) on the future of women in sport.

Speakers include Sarah Shephard, features editor of Sport magazine and author of 'Kicking Off: how women in sport are changing the game' (subject to availability; more speakers to be confirmed).

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 girls and young women to consider a career in the field.

Tuesday, 28 June 2016