Improving LGBTIQ+ participation in sport and physical activity

Date – Friday 24 November

Time – 11am until 12 noon

Meeting Type – Free, available to all members in UK

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Description – 

LEAP Sports Scotland presents the first session of our Accelerating LGBTIQ+ Sport Inclusion: Bitesize Webinar Series- Improving LGBTIQ+ participation in sport and physical activity. Taking place online on Friday 24th November 1100-1200.

The series aims to showcase areas of best practice that leisure and grassroots sport and physical activity providers can take inspiration from to advance inclusion of LGBTIQ+ people within their clubs, facilities, organisations or programmes.

During this session we will explore the benefits of targeted work towards LGBTIQ+ people and you will hear from academics, clubs and sport development professionals about successful practice and key learning.

Dr. David Hunter, Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing, Community and Health at UWS, and Kevin Boyle, Community Clinical Nurse Specialist and founding member of the Glasgow Frontrunners, will present their research “A healthier way to meet people: the experiences of LGBT people exercising with a peer group.”

Gemma Simpson & Logan McConachie, Sports Development Officers with Live Active Leisure in Perth & Kinross, will showcase how they have worked to improve participation of LGBTIQ+ people locally including through active collaboration with The Perth Parrots Floorball Club.

Mhairi Patience, Glasgow Netball Development Officer for Netball Scotland, will present her work in developing and running an LGBTIQ+ access programme, and will share the results of the programme.

There will also be a Q&A session with the speakers and the LEAP Sports team following the main inputs.

The Accelerating LGBTIQ+ Sport Inclusion: Bitesize Webinar Series is targeted towards community leisure and local grassroots community sport, and is being brought to you in partnership with the Glasgow Health and Social Care Partnership and Community Leisure UK.

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