Grassroots Activism in Sport – How to provide the opportunities for all.
While sport has the potential to be a powerful unifying force for society, it still remains highly
exclusionary. Young children across the country are denied access to many sports based on a number
of discriminating factors including race, gender, and socio-economic status. In this special event, Ebony
Rainford-Brent MBE and Vicky Gosling OBE will reflect on their own experiences and activism to discuss
how to truly open up sport for all.
Ebony Rainford-Brent MBE
Ebony Rainford-Brent is England’s first black female cricketer and former Surrey captain.
She was part of the World Cup winning England team, and is now a commentator for Sky Sports and the BBC. She set up Surrey’s African-Caribbean Engagement programme to encourage black teenagers to get into cricket.
Vicky Gosling OBE
Vicky Gosling is the Chief Executive of GB Snowsport and will be GB Olympic Team Leader at the Beijing winter games. A former Group Captain in the Royal Air Force, she has had an equally successful career in sport since completing her 21 years of service. She was previously CEO of the Invictus games.