Cardiff Met Students' Union Hosts Inspirational Q & A Event with Women’s Sport Leaders

​30/3/2017

Manon Carpenter, Caroline Spanton and Joanne Westwood speaking on the Women in Sport panel at Cardiff Met's Q & A event.

​The University's Student Union recently held a student-led question and answer session with elite female athletes and pioneers of the women's game.

The event gathered staff and students from across the university in front of a panel of notable sports people to discuss female sport and the action needed to tackle inequalities facing women in sport at all levels.

Student Vice President, Will Fuller and Sport and Physical Education student, Daisie Mayes hosted the event and prompted discussions surrounding the panel's own experiences of women in sport, the barriers they have faced and practical ideas to help overcome the challenges that women in sport face today.

The panel highlighted the need for more funding, sponsorship and better salaries in female sport to help develop and support players and lessen the gap in opportunities between male and female equivalent sports, as well as discussing media coverage of female sport and the need for equal representation of women on sports boards. 

Vice-Chancellor of Cardiff Metropolitan University, Professor Cara Aitchison said: "I was delighted to play a role in introducing this student-led event with its impressive list of invited guest speakers and role models including World, Commonwealth, British and Wales champions, head coaches, managers and chief executives of national teams, and professionals from the world of sport media. By agreeing to speak with students and answer their questions from the floor, the event served to inspire our student athletes about the success that they too can achieve and, where support is available, ensure that they can be the very best versions of themselves in sport."