Creating positive change for young women in sport

Great excitment here at the excellent news that C4C’s Beth Evans and Navjeet Sira have been invited to present and talk about the UK’s first and only All Female Visually Impaired cricket team at The 6th IWG World Conference on Women and Sport in Helsinki.

The event which takes place June 12 – 15, 2014 at Helsinki’s premiere conference venue, Finlandia Hall will be under the overall theme of ‘Lead the Change – Be the Change.

The conference combines theory, policy, and practice in the area of women and sport and brings together decision-makers, politicians, researchers, educators and students, coaches and athletes with the aim of advancing the dialogue around women in sports and creating positive change.

Their presentation will examine the development of the first female VI cricket team in the UK and their journey. They will share their life-changing moments and their dream to travel to Nepal to play in the first ever female internationally VI cricket match. The courage of the team will blaze a trail for other disability female teams across all sports. It is important to realise the importance of female only teams, especially within disability sport which has very low levels of female participation. It is clear something needs to be done to inspire change.

This excellent news shows the great work that C4C does amongst young people, in this instance, for and in young women, all of which rightly gains the attention of sports movers and influencers.

Follow this link to find out more on the UK’s first All Female Visually Impaired team!