Women In Sport North Wales Conference

According to research carried out by Sport Wales, there is still a huge gender gap in sport participation in the UK. North Wales wants to change that…

Around two million fewer 14-40 year-old women than men engage regularly in a sport or activity. That’s despite the fact that 75% of women and girls saying that they want to be more active.

Confidence is often cited as the main barrier to taking part. So, with the aim of increasing confidence in local women, inland surf hub Surf Snowdonia has partnered with business group Network She in order to deliver a conference which will examine, and celebrate, the role of women in sport.

“Network She is passionate about supporting women and girls in sport, and we are thrilled to be bringing this inaugural conference to Surf Snowdonia,” commented Ruth Lloyd-Williams, founder and director of Network She. “We’re delighted to have been able to put together a day packed full of inspiring guests and speakers, and we’ll be looking at how we can come together as a region to challenge stereotypes and increase female engagement in sport.”

The ultimate aim of the conference is to introduce the extensive range of sports and activities that are accessible and available in the region and, ultimately, to encourage participation. Attendees will get to meet those women who have got off the couch and given it a go, overcome adversity or haven’t let their disability stop them from being the best they can be.

“The Women in Sport North Wales Conference 2018 is another example of the support network developed by Network She to empower participation in sport for women and young girls, irrelevant of age and ability,” continued Ruth. “We want the event to be inclusive and open to everyone, we don’t want there to be any barrier stopping people from joining”