Day 1 Diary: IWG World Conference on Women and Sport 2022.

It’s been three days since the Black Ferns secured their Rugby World Cup victory, but the community of Auckland, NZ is still buzzing.

For the 1,200 women taking part in the 8th IWG on Women and Sport conference, the historic sporting event has been a huge topic of conversation.

The four day conference takes place every four years, with each event welcoming a growing number of inspirational guests from across the world of women’s sports, sports science and sport for development.

A team of five women from TCF flew out to New Zealand last week to represent our charity. For each of them, it’s an honour to share their own knowledge with such incredible role models from across the world to teach, learn and inspire #change together.

The first day of the conference did not disappoint, with a traditional Maori ceremony hosted by New Zealand’s North island elders, the deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand Hon Grant and HRH Prince Faisal of Jordan bringing everyone together.

The four days is packed full of workshops, with over 90 presenters taking Day-1 by storm by delivering workshops around topics such as teen dating violence, gender equality and male allies in sports.

Our team have been trying their best to split up, network and attend the multiple workshops that take place every hour but it’s a near impossible task!

Team TCF will be launching our ‘Change the Game not the Girl’ campaign tomorrow afternoon through an interactive sports workshop and the busy day of networking has all of our team feeling hopeful it will be a booked out event!

Stay tuned for more exciting updates through the week!

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