AN APPRECIATION BY...
Lucy Piggott and Lombe Mwambwa, PhD researchers at the University of Chichester


‘Who Rules Sport?’ was the first research paper of its kind that focused on the underrepresentation of women within British sports leadership. This paper was hugely important in identifying a lack of gender diversity within sports leadership as a problem which requires attention and change. The questions asked within this paper are still relevant today, and over 30 years later we are turning attention from who rules sport, to finding out more about why men continue to ‘rule sport’, and how we can change these patterns of female representation.