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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 their 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: AthleticsPrideNetwork@britishathletics.org.uk

Useful links:

Core Members

•Donna Fraser [Equality, Diversity & Engagement Lead]
•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]
•Andy Paul [Coach]


Sports Charter
Pride Sports
London Frontrunners