Save the Date! Sport NZ Women + Girls Summit 2020

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Wednesday 7 October – Friday 9 October 2020

1.00pm – 4.00pm daily.

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Sport NZ is pleased to announce the dates and format of the Sport NZ Women and Girls Summit 2020, which will once again be delivered in partnership with Women in Sport Aotearoa and the Shift Foundation

Recognising the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on travel, budgets and gathering sizes, the Sport NZ Women and Girls Summit 2020 has evolved to become a digital-physical hybrid, with a national online conference and where possible within COVID-19 alert levels, regional workshop events.

The national online conference will be free to attend for 2020 and hosted via a digital hub from 7-9 October, 1.00pm – 4.00pm daily.

Each afternoon session will be themed around a pillar of the national Strategy for Women and Girls in Sport and Active Recreation – leadership, participation and value and visibility. The format will include a mix of digital keynotes, workshops and panels which will encourage participants to interact.

We’re also inviting groups from across Aotearoa New Zealand to stage their own local events, appropriate to the alert levels and gathering rules in their region. These will provide networking opportunities, build connections and champion our Kaupapa of leadership, participation, value and visibility.

Participants will be able to pre-register to join the national online conference, take part in surveys, and receive updates on the planned regional group events via the digital hub.

The Women and Girls Summit 2020 will mark exactly two years since the Government launched the Strategy for Women and Girls in Sport and Active Recreation. The annual event will culminate in New Zealand’s hosting of the 8th IWG World Conference on Women and Sport, from 5 – 8 May 2022 and is one of the 24 commitments made by Sport NZ in response to the Government’s strategy.

Please put the dates in your diary now and we will be in touch to provide registration details and programme information.

Click here to visit the Digital Hub.


If you require any further information, please contact:

Nicky van den Bos

Programme Director

Women in Sport Aotearoa

022 059 7999


For media enquiries, please contact:

Phil Clark

Group Media Manager

Sport New Zealand

027 838 5710

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