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Quite Unsuitable for Females

History stopped the growth of women’s sport and we still feel that impact today.

  • 14 Oct 2021, 6.15pm to 14 Oct 2021, 7.05pm BST (GMT +01:00)
  • 8W 1.1, 8 West, University of Bath
  • This event is free

Sue Anstiss explores why historical impacts matter, as she addresses the myths around women’s sport and shares how things are finally changing.

Her talk will be followed by questions & answers, chaired by Stephen Baddeley, Director of Sport.

Speaker - Sue Anstiss

Sue is the author of a new book, ‘Game On: The Unstoppable Rise of Women’s Sport’ and hosts The Game Changers, an award-winning podcast that celebrates trailblazing women in sport. Having run a sports PR agency for 26 years, Sue is now CEO of Fearless Women, a company driving positive change for women’s sport.

She sits on the RFU’s Diversity and Inclusivity Advisory Group, is a Non-Executive Director at Leisure Focus, a charity running leisure facilities in Berkshire, and is a Director at Lewes FC, the only football club in the world to equally invest in its male and female teams. Coming late to the sport of triathlon, Sue represented Great Britain as an Age Group triathlete, competing at World and European Championships in her forties.

Sue Anstiss has driven change in women’s sport for over 30 years. A founding trustee of the Women’s Sport Trust, and co-founder of the Women’s Sport Collective, in 2018 Sue received an MBE for her services to women’s sport.

Supported by

This event is supported by Nicky Lewis, former Deputy Director of Sport who worked for the University of Bath’s Department of Sports Development and Recreation (DSDR) for twelve years.

Nicky is a passionate advocate of women’s sport and mad keen supporter of Team Bath Netball. Nicky is one of the main sponsors of Sue’s incredibly important and timely book ‘Game on‘ and its vital message in raising the profile of women’s sport.

Nicky and her husband Iestyn (alumni, former sports scholar and Bath Rugby player) thrive to support athletes from challenging backgrounds and currently sponsor a Team Bath athlete via The Lewis Sports scholarship. Iestyn’s business Rengen is Team Bath’s main sponsor.


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8W 1.1 8 West University of Bath Claverton Down Bath BA2 7AY United Kingdom

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