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UK ready to host IWG with the support of world-class partners

July 23, 2021

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It’s been a particularly successful week for sports and activities in the UK, as we celebrate sending athletes to the Tokyo Olympics this summer.

Now confirmed by the Sport & Recreation Alliance, the UK has made a successful bid to host the International Working Group (IWG) on Women & Girls in Sport. The IWG is pivotal to assessing the current and future roles of women and girls in sport.

Following the entry period between April and June of this year, ukactive and Nike received over 900 entries to the Active School Hero Award. With a difficult year of restrictions behind them, those nominated are to be celebrated for keeping children active in primary schools across the country.

Joe Danquah, a PE teacher from Newcastle, was awarded England’s Active School Hero 2021 award along with eight other regional winners at a virtual ceremony last night.

As the IWG returns to the UK after nearly three decades, Birmingham and London will be hosting Secretariat delegates from across the world. Professor Elizabeth Pike, Head of Sport, Health & Exercise, celebrated the choosing of the UK and The University of Hertfordshire as Research Lead for the Secretariat as drivers for gender equality in sport and beyond.

For more information on the IWG and its work, see here.

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