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Connecting women and opportunity

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Tammy Parlour, Co-founder of the Women’s Sport Trust urges you to have your say as the #BeAGamechanger awards shine the spotlight on the trailblazers of women’s sport. Who wins? You decide…

Imagery nominee - Red Bull Fox Hunt

Tammy Parlour is Co-founder of the Women’s Sport Trust and is a 5th degree black belt in the Korean martial art of Hapkido, having practiced for over 30 years and founded Chang’s Hapkido Academy UK, a full-time martial arts and meditation school in central London. Tammy specialises in the relationship between martial arts and personal development. She has written a book on meditation, lectures at organisations like The Wellcome Trust, and has just completed an M.Sc. in Strength & Conditioning.

Tammy Parlour
Tammy Parlour

On Tuesday 7th April 2015 The Women’s Sport Trust announced the finalists for the inaugural #BeAGameChanger awards, with the overall winners to be chosen by the public. Following nominations and shortlisting by an expert panel, the finalists in each reflect the athletes, organisations and individuals making a positive contribution to women’s sport. The winners will be announced live at the Women’s Sport Trust #BeAGameChanger awards, supported by Microsoft, which will take place on Thursday 14th May 2015 on London’s South Bank.

Women’s sport: Viable, visible and unstoppable

Hannah Cockroft
Sporting Role Model category nominee – Hannah Cockroft

The Awards are designed to recognise those individuals and organisations that are doing the most to progress women’s sport and gender equality.

The Awards will provide proof that women’s sport is viable, visible and unstoppable. They will highlight the contributions of those individuals and organisations who are having a significant impact on women’s sport, whilst also making a compelling case for future investment and increased media coverage.

Progressing gender equality through sport

There are eight Award categories in total – with each one focused on driving change and mapped to those areas that will have the greatest impact on progressing gender equality through sport – namely role models, media coverage and sponsorship.

Sporting Role Model

  • Nicola Adams
  • Hannah Cockroft
  • Casey Stoney

Sporting Ambassador

  • Rimla Akhtar
  • Shelley Alexander
  • Tanni Grey-Thompson 

Inspiring Initiative

  • Le Tour Entier
  • Wembley match – England V Germany
  • EY Women Athletes Business Network 

Inspiring Participation

  • Girlguiding
  • Project 500: More Women Better Coaching
  • Fat Girl’s Guide to Running
  • This Girl Can 

Media Organisation

  • BBC Sport
  • BT Sport
  • Scrumqueens
  • Sky Sports 


  • Jessica Creighton
  • Anna Kessel
  • Jacqui Oatley 


  • Red Bull Fox Hunt
  • Skate Girls of Kabul
  • Wild Women 


  • Newton Investment Management and The Women’s Boat Race
  • Investec and GB & England Women’s Hockey
  • Kia Motors and ECB Women’s Cricket

Have your say

It’s vital that the public helps to shape progress by deciding which role models, inspiring projects and sponsorship initiatives they think are making the most difference to women’s sport. People can cast their vote by visiting clicking here. The website includes a brief profile of each of the finalists. Voting is now open and closes on Sunday April 19th 2015.

Redbull Fox Hunt
Imagery category nominee – Redbull Fox Hunt


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