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Gold Coast Draws Major Women In Sport Summit

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Gold Coast Draws Major Women In Sport Summit

With the continued growth of women participation in sport across the Gold Coast through 2022, the City of Gold Coast has announced it will host the annual Women in Sport Summit in 2022.

Coming to Crowne Plaza on the Gold Coast on 8 September, the 4th annual Ministry of Sport Women in Sport Summit 2022 will be delivered in partnership with the City of Gold Coast, Destination Gold Coast, and Major Events Gold Coast.

Highlighting the growth of women’s sport on the Gold Coast is surging AFL female participation numbers with continual year-on-year growth, with Queensland now recording the second-highest AFL female participation numbers in Australia behind only Victoria.

Discussing the upcoming hosting of the Women in Sport Summit, Gold Coast Deputy Mayor, Donna Gates, said the hosting of the event highlights the success of the Gold Coast as a destination for major sporting events in the lead up to the 2032 Olympic Games.

“The Gold Coast is enjoying a strong economic resurgence, with intrastate migration levels at record highs, leading to strong participation numbers and an increasing interest in women’s sport,” Gates said.

“Our city has continued to attract sporting events both on a national and international level, including international competitions in BMX, gymnastics, wheelchair basketball, swimming and hockey, all now part of our sporting calendar.

“Hosting the annual Women in Sport Summit through Ministry of Sport is an extension of how far we have come as a city, and a great opportunity to open up conversations around equity, participation and recognition, all important subjects as we head towards the 2032 Olympics,” she said.

Ministry of Sport founder and CEO, Ben Parsons, said: “The sports industry for the Gold Coast is estimated to be worth $747 million to the Gold Coast economy each year and growing, as it becomes home to over 300 sports clubs, 14 major professional sporting complexes, eight aquatic centres and over 50 golf courses.”

“It makes it the perfect destination to host our Women in Sport Summit for 22 and an important time to heighten the discussion as we see growth across all areas of women in sport, from sporting businesses, sporting administrators to athletes and the wider community,” Parsons said.

The 2022 Women in Sport Summit, delivered by Ministry of Sport in partnership with the City of Gold Coast, Destination Gold Coast, and Major Events Gold Coast, will run under the theme of ‘In The Game’, highlighting the most influential voices in women’s sport.

Ticket sales will open in late June, with more announcements to come over the coming weeks relating to the speaker line-up.

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