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Great Britain hockey duo aim to highlight lack of diversity

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Great Britain duo Sarah Evans and Sarah Jones have joined 33 other leading sportswomen to tackle the lack of diversity across sport.

The initiative is part of a unique programme called ‘Unlocked’ and is created by women’s sport charity, The Women’s Sport Trust.

Now in its second year, it aims to help athletes accelerate change across the sports industry and tackle women in sport issues.

The group provides a powerful insight into the challenges and opportunities that exist in women’s sport, based on those who sit at the heart of it.

Evans said: “I strongly believe that everyone should have the opportunity to play sport, be a coach, or hold positions of power in sporting institutions and in boardrooms.

“It is not good enough that the sporting landscape currently looks like it does. Many sports, like my own, are not diverse enough. I want to be able to enact positive change to help sports become more inclusive.”

The elite female athletes include football stars Nikita Parris and Caroline Weir, world champion wheelchair racer Hannah Cockroft MBE, DL and Rugby League England international Jodie Cunningham.

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