Our Mission

“To get 1 MILLION underprivileged and underrepresented young people taking part in sport”

Media Supporters

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Denise Lewis OBE

Broadcaster, Olympic Gold Medallist & President of Commonwealth Games England

Anton Ferdinand

Ex-Premier League Footballer & Active Essex board member

Darren Lewis

Assitant Editor The Daily Mirror | CNN | Sky Sports | Talksport

Edleen John

FA - Director, International Relations, Corporate Affairs & Co-Partner Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

Sue Anstiss

CEO - Fearless Women

Richard Whitehead MBE

Paralympian and founder of the Richard Whitehead Foundation

Sanjay Bhandari

Chair - Kick It Out

Iffy Onuora

Head of Equality - the Premier League

Danielle Obe

Chair - The Black Swimming Association

Ali Jawad

Paralympic athlete and co-founder of AccesserCise

Pam Brown

EDI Director - England and Wales Cricket Board

Sarah Evans

GB Hockey International

Kerry Williams

Herd Brands CMO. Former GB & England Hockey Player & Ex-Nike Brand Director

Jo Currie

BBC Women's Sport Reporter

Nana Badu

Founder & CEO - Badu Sports

James Chiffi

Founder and CEO - Beyond the White Line

Joanie Evans

Co-President - Federation of Gay Games

Harley Hicks

Award Winning Swimming Coach & Sporting Equals Sports Monitoring Advisory Panel

Gurmej Singh Pawar

Co-Founder of Include Summit

Jamie Hooper

Co-Founder of Include Summit & Founder of Inclusive Cultures

Gabrielle Austen-Browne

Co-founder Diversity Ally and Diverse Speaker Bureau

Riz Rehman

Player Inclusion Executive - The Professional Footballers' Association

Nabila Tejpar

Rally Driver

Chester King

VP of Global E-Sports Federation

Jude Thompson

Chairman - West Bromwich Albion Football Club, Ladies

Andy Reed OBE

Chair - Sport for Development Coalition

Aneela McKenna

Diversity Advocate and Chair of British Cycling’s Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Group

Vijaya Panangipalli

Head of Governance - Sport and Recreation Alliance

Gus Alexiou

Diversity & Inclusion Contributor at Forbes

Owain Davies

Chief Executive - The Level Playing Field

Dr. Shahed Ahmad

National Clinical Director for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention - NHS

Jason Webber

Equality, Diversity and Integrity Manager - Football Association of Wales

Javan Odegah

Strategic Account Executive - Leaders in Sport

Sean Cottrell

CEO - Law in Sport

Shruti Saujani

Senior Manager, Cities Programme and Volunteers - England and Wales Cricket Board

Jack Childs

Founder - Hockey Mentors Project

Gurpri Bains

Burnley FC - Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Lead

Leon Mann MBE

Managing Director - Refresh Sports Consultancy and Production

Jon Holmes

Network Lead - Sports Media LGBT+

James Swanson

Manager, Fan Experience and Membership - Harlequins RFC

Mark Fosbrook

Include Me West Midlands Manager & Strategic Partnerships Advisor, Activity Alliance

Mhairi Maclennan

GB International Athlete & Policy & Public Affairs, British Heart Foundation

Jess Cook

Strategic Partnerships Advisor - Activity Alliance

Peter Higgs

National Director - Corporate Connections UK

Tru Powell

Award Winning Entrepreneur & Activist

Simon Webb

KOROK by Decathlon

Victoria Rush

Producer at O2 and Founder of #IAmEnough

Antony Platt

Head of HR & Governance - Basketball England

Lyndsey Barrett

Director & Senior Occupational Therapist - Sport for Confidence

Miles Lloyd

Co-Founder & CEO of Level=, Leadership coach & Business mentor at The Premier League

Nicola Dean

Safeguarding Adults in Sport Manager - Ann Craft Trust

Alaina MacGregor

Chief Executive Officer - British Blind Sport

Dr Daniel Kilvington

Senior Lecturer Media & Cultural Studies - Leeds Beckett University

Roger Kline

Author & Research Fellow - Middlesex University Business School

Elizabeth Conway

BBC Sport Journalist & Freelance Presenter

Craig Blain

Founder and Director - Move Consulting

Elaine McNish

Founder and Director - Move Consulting

gavin neat

CEO/Founder Neatebox Limited & WelcoMe inventor

Dr Hussain Al-Zubaidi

Lifestyle GP, RCGP Physical activity champion, Run Talk Run Regional Lead

Ladi Ajayi

Head of Sport - AKD Solutions

Yusuf Huraira

B1 cricketer, blind footballer and goalballer & British Blind Sport and Goalball UK youth forums

Rishi Jain

Senior Manager, ED&I - Liverpool Football Club

David McArdle

Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion - English Football League (EFL)

Rowena Samarasinhe

CIMSPA Trustee, World 12s CEO, Level Partner, Portas Consulting Expert Advisor

Verity Smith

Trans Inclusion in Sports Youth Worker - Mermaids UK

Liz Purbrick

Inclusion Manager England Athletics

Jaina Mistry

Award Winning Nutrition Consultant

Mel Berry & Holly Woodford

Co-founders - Her Spirit

Angus Malcolm

Producer - Warwick Rowers/Worldwide Roar

Heather Jackson

Co-founder - GenM

Julia Lowis

Run Talk Run Regional Leader (London - South)

Ebrahim Vorajee

Ebrahim Vorajee Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Sector Lead - CIMSPA

Hayley Bennett

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Consultant

Monique Choudhuri

Non-Executive Director, Brentford FC & Women in Football Board Director

Isha Sadiq

Strategic Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Lead - SportEd

Ismail Bhamji

Managing Director - Muslim Chaplains In Sport

Damian Stevenson

Owner - DS Insight

Heather Douglas

Head of Policy & Impact - UK Coaching

Yashmin Harun BEM

Chair & Founder of Muslimah Sports Association

Discussion Topics

  • Race equality in sport
  • Understanding Intersectionality 
  • Great governance and Leading leadership
  • Women’s Sport; Progress To Parity
  • Disability barriers to participation
  • The role of the media
  • Truly inclusive delivery
  • LGBTQ+ inclusion in sport
  • Addressing health inequalities
  • mental health and wellbeing
  • Putting people first
  • Data; the secret to success
  • creating Inclusive cultures
  • football; the nation’s game?
  • Inclusive brands
  • Putting people first


Unique Venues Birmingham – Centenary Square, Birmingham B1 2SN

The perfect venue in the centre of Birmingham – the city hosting The Commonwealth Games 2022.  Include will be taking over the whole venue which includes a huge auditorium, exhibition space over 2 levels and many breakout rooms. The venue and Summit offers the ideal opportunity to learn, engage and network. 

Why Attend


Connect and meet with peers, mentors and others who want to help change the sporting landscape.

Do Business

After uncertain times, this is an opportunity to seek out new opportunities with new partners and connections. We're all in this together, so let's work with each other too!


This is the first summit in the sport sector totally focussed on making sport more diverse and inclusive, and this is your chance to utilise this unique hub to learn and develop your knowledge

Be part of the future

This is our collective chance to ensure that sport has a place for every single underrepresented and underprivileged young person. It is our responsibility to make the difference.

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Your ticket to attend the INCLUDE SUMMIT 2022

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Until 31st January 2021

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Access all talks on main stage

All tickets include full access to the entire programme of the two day summit

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The Include Summit is the UK’s largest conference focussed on equality, diversity and inclusion in sport. The Include Summit is a chance to hear from leading voices across the sector, to attend expert workshops, and to connect with others who are passionate about driving change.

For detailed information please visit AccessAble’s access page.

If you have any specific enquiries you can contact the venue directly here.

Unique Venues Birmingham is situated in the heart of Birmingham in Centenary Square next to the International Convention Centre. Centenary Square, Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2EP

Yes! We have virtual tickets available that will enable you to watch all of the sessions on the main stage across both days of the summit. Just purchase your £50 virtual ticket above and all the details will be shared with you.

All tickets will give you full access to the entire agenda across both days of the summit, that’s over 60 sessions! As well as the chance to connect with all other attendees and to hear from over 50 speakers.

Lunch will not be provided at the summit but there is a restaurant on site which will be open on both days for attendees to use.