USW hosts panel discussion on diversity and inclusion in sport

Written by on 17th May 2022

The University of South Wales (USW) will welcome a panel of sporting experts for a discussion on diversity and inclusion in sport on Thursday 19 May.

The event, which is part of the University’s ‘Tomorrow Matters’ lecture series, will be hosted at the USW Sport Park in Treforest, and will be chaired by Professor Brendan Cropley, Professor of Sport Coaching at USW.

Panellists will include Nigel Walker, former Wales international rugby union player and Performance Director at the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU); Lowri Roberts, Head of Women’s and Girls’ Football at the Football Association of Wales (FAW); Ashton Hewitt, Dragons Rugby player; and Mica Moore, former 60m sprint champion for Wales and GB Bobsleigh athlete.

The evening will run from 6:30pm to 8:00pm and will include light refreshments and opportunities for networking.

Rob Griffiths, Deputy Dean of USW’s Faculty of Life Sciences and Education, said:

“We are delighted to be hosting such an important seminar as part of the ‘Tomorrow Matters’ programme, and are thrilled to be welcoming such a prestigious panel of speakers.

“Our sporting National Governing Bodies are striving to provide accessible pitches, courts, pools, rinks, and tracks across Wales to allow us all to enjoy sport in a safe and inclusive environment. USW’s current and future graduates will play a vital role in ensuring that this positive work continues through both policy development and more importantly through the design and delivery of appropriate initiatives that allow us to overcome any challenges faced by individuals who are seeking to participate.

“As a University, we have committed to improving the wellbeing of the communities we serve, and USW will play an active part in supporting our sector partners in the quest for sporting equality. We are all looking forward to an engaging discussion and welcoming everyone to the USW Sport Park.”

The University of South Wales ‘Tomorrow Matters’ series features a range of public talks which inspire, challenge, and enthuse. The lectures bring leading experts from the world of advocacy, business, policymaking, and diplomacy to USW to address key global challenges. Previous speakers include the former directors of all the UK’s security agencies, senior diplomats, and leading policymakers.

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