THIS EVENT HAS NOW BEEN POSTPONED – we look forward to sharing information about a rescheduling in January 2016.
On 12th November Bristol City Council, working with Bristol’s Sport and Active Bristol (Bristol’s sport partnership) will host an ‘Open Space’ summit discussing Women, Sport and Fitness in the city This is the latest in a number of initiatives that have been supported in the city around women and sport. In particular, the national ‘This Girl Can’ campaign has seen Bristol heavily promote a ‘Bristol Girls Can’ campaign delivering some excellent stories and resources into the city.
The Summit is open to all and is taking place at the new stand at Ashton Gate on 12th November at 18:30-21:00. Attendance at the event should be booked at the EventBrite link here.
The idea of an ‘Open Space’ summit is to use a highly democratic and participatory model of discussion to allow people to express and discuss what they feel the key issues are within a topic. It is hoped that the discussions at the Summit will then inform an action plan for Bristol on how we can work as a city to support women and girls to be active, and promote women’s sport.
At SportWatch we think this is provides an exciting moment to consider what has shifted in the landscape since we launched the blog and presented evidence on the barriers to girls and women taking part in sport to the Bristol Mayor’s Sports Commission in November 2013. Over the next few weeks we will be reflecting and considering some of the evidence of what has changed in what feels often like an exciting time for women’s sport and what challenges we still face.
We are also doing this because after over 2 years of great fun and exciting times watching, reading about and researching sport for women and girls in Bristol we have taken the decision to close the SportWatch blog.
To celebrate all that we have achieved and what has happened in women’s sport in the last two years we will be asking as many people as possible over the next month two questions – and we would love it if you wanted to answer these in our comments section:
- What are the two big things that you think have made a difference to women and girls’ sport in Bristol over the last two years?
- What are you most excited about for the future women and girls’ sport?
We look forward to reflecting with you!
Nicola & Nicola