Other Loughborough events

Sport: Uneven playing fields

This event has a ramp access into the building where this will be held on in the back room on the ground floor. There is a small step into the back room where this will be held.
Past event - 2023
23 May 7:30pm-9:30pm
Doors open at 6:45pm
PETER Pizzeria, 17-18 Baxter Gate,
Loughborough LE11 1TG
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Ever wondered the mental and physical burden of the sport industry on the body? Who has the power to shape the sport we consume and how can this effect our wellbeing and outcomes across communities? Can sport be a catalyst for societal change with representation at the forefront? Our expert panel is on hand to guide us through the science of inclusivity in sport. The night will start with speaker introductions and conversations on their speciality topics listed below, before handing over to you, the audience.

Sport for all? ‘Race’ & Racism in Sports Coaching

Despite high participation rates, and increasing ethnic and cultural diversity among the playing workforce across the global north, there remains an under-representation of racialised minority groups within national sports coaching contexts. I will discuss how socio-historical constructions of ‘race’ continue to inform racisms and racialised experiences for racialised minority groups within sport and sports coaching.

The Paralympic Games: Do athletes cheat?

The Paralympic Games have seen a rapid growth in exposure in recent years. Paralympians have become household names, thanks to appearances on The Last Leg and Strictly Come Dancing.
Meanwhile, the number of scandals in sport have rocketed in the 21st Century. Doping, match-fixing, and equipment tampering have all hit the headlines, with athletes receiving lengthy bans.
The Paralympic Games have come through this time largely unscathed, but are Paralympians less likely than Olympians to try to gain an unfair advantage? And what opportunities to cheat are available when you’re a Paralympian?

My Secret Race

Join me on a journey where I learn to embrace who I am and discover my athletic potential. Who would have thought that sharing my 'secret' would have lifted such a weight off my shoulders

You can’t sit with us…or can you?

Who shapes our everyday reality and why should we care? Any attempt to address issues in the social world must address the concept of power. Power and knowledge are often used as a social control method within sports organisations. I will explore the interplay between identity and power in shaping outcomes for minoritised communities in sport.

How do wheelchair tennis players return serves?

Wheelchair tennis is upcoming and one of the main factors for performance is to understand how players identify serve direction and return serves. However, wheelchair tennis has different time constraints than conventional tennis. Players have different physical constraints too. So, we have tried to understand whether anticipation is necessary for returning serves in wheelchair tennis. Results from international matches and player interviews would be presented.
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Other PETER Pizzeria events

2024-05-14 Breaking the Cycle: Confronting Gender-Based Violence PETER Pizzeria 17-18 Baxter Gate, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 1TG, United Kingdom
2024-05-15 Know your child's right in competitive sports PETER Pizzeria 17-18 Baxter Gate, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 1TG, United Kingdom