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Proud to host the first athlete panel discussion on neurodiversity in sport

21 March 2024

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I have tonight hosted the first athlete panel discussion on neurodiversity in sport, with the world celebrating Neurodiversity Celebration Week.

Founded by former Olympic rower Caragh McMurtry, Neurodiverse Sport aim to improve neuro-inclusive practice in sport, with the event seeing current and former athletes reflecting on the existing landscape.

On the panel was former Premier League footballer Greg Halford, former British number one tennis player Sam Smith, current footballer Brooke Hendrix and UK Sport Institute non-executive director Matt Rogan. The panel discussion was followed by a moment's meditation.

It was a real honour to host this event for Caragh and the neurodivergent sporting community. Sport is clearly ready to address neurodiversity head on and I'm incredibly inspired by the incredible people making that happen. It was a fascinating discussion to lead and I hope this is the start of many more.

You can find out more about Neurodiverse Sport by clicking here.

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