Athletics Pride Network

About the Athletics Pride Network

The Athletics Pride Network (APN) was a development from the ‘Let’s Talk LGBTQ+’ workshop held in December 2019 at Loughborough, where UKA invited athletes, coaches, officials, UKA staff and Home Country representatives to come together to discuss and address the issues and concerns within the LGBTQ+ community in athletics.

Our Mission

The Athletics Pride Network aims to create a sport-wide community of LGBTQ+ people and allies from grassroots to elite level through effective communication, support and celebration.

The APN has three key objectives:

  1. Improve access to athletics for LGBTQ+ people.
  2. Be a support network for LGBTQ+ people and LGBTQ+ allies.
  3. Challenge homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in athletics.

If you would like to join or find out more about the Athletics Pride Network, then email:

Follow us on Twitter at @AthleticsPride1

We also have a private Facebook group to join. Email for more details.


Useful links:

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion at UK Athletics
UKA Welfare Team
Home Country Welfare contacts

Core Members

•Kathy Ertug [Official]
•Shelley Holroyd [UKA Paralympic Talent Development – Throws]
•Gareth Burrell [UKA Communications]
•Corinne Humphreys [Athlete]
•Tom Bosworth [Athlete]
•Susie O’Connor [Athlete]
•Ethan Akanni [Athlete]
•Mark Cage [Athlete]
•Bethany Tucker [Athlete]
•Andy Paul [Coach]