Clwb PAWB Summit

what is the clwb pawb summit?

The Clwb PAWB Summit will take place during the evenings of Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 24th of July 2024 and will provide an opportunity for PAWB Equality Champions, Coaches, Officials and Volunteers to develop their understanding of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and connect with others who are passionate about driving change in football.


What to expect

A range of workshops will be delivered by experts in EDI throughout the day, which complements our ongoing PAWB Education Programme.

The webinar sessions will feature representatives who are leading the way in creating an inclusive environment, delivering football opportunities for everyone across Wales.

Guest speakers will showcase their Club initiatives, share their experiences and provide practical tips through panel discussions and presentations.

All sessions are FREE to attend and further information including how to book your place at the Clwb PAWB Summit is provided below.

clwb pawb benefits

What are the benefits of attending?

There are a range of benefits that result from attending the Clwb PAWB Summit, some of these can include:

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    Develop your knowledge and understanding of ED&I

    Hear from experts in ED&I on a range of topics to increase your understanding and awareness of key topic

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    Be a part of the future for PAWB

    Play a key role in creating an equal, inclusive and diverse game in Wales.

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    Network & share

    Join others who are leading the way in progressing EDI in their communities, sharing ideas and best practice.

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    Certificate of attendance

    Obtain a Clwb PAWB Summit certificate of participation.

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    Receive resources and ongoing support

    Access will be provided to Clwb PAWB Summit resources and bespoke support from the FAW’s Team PAWB for you and your Club.

  • agenda

    Tuesday 23rd July

    • 6:00 PM Welcome.
    • 6:15 – 7:00 PM – Workshop 1 - Being a change maker.
    • 7:00 – 7:15 PM – Break.
    • 7:15 – 8:00 PM – The Inclusion Club.
    • 8:00 – 8:15 PM – Break
    • 8:15 – 9:00 PM – Workshop 2 – Inclusive Communications.
    • 9:00 PM – Close.

    Wednesday 24th July

    • 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM -  Football as a Vehicle for Change (Panel discussion).
    • 7:00 – 7:15 PM – Break.
    • 7:15 – 8:00 PM – Workshop 3 – Religious & Cultural Inclusion in Football.
    • 8:00 – 8:15 PM – Break.
    • 8:15 – 9:00 PM – Workshop 4 – Giving Young People a Voice in Football.
    • 9:00 PM – Close.


    Every one of us holds the potential to be a changemaker. While anyone can take on this role, understanding the steps to effectively make change can be challenging. Essential to being a changemaker is the ability to challenge others, speak out, and gain support from influential individuals. This is crucial for embedding equality, diversity, and inclusion into the core values and daily operations of your club or organisation.

    This workshop will equip you with the knowledge, skills, and resources needed to drive meaningful change within your community.


    Kelly Davies – Ashoka

     "The Inclusion Club" webinar will feature two pioneering football clubs that are setting the standard for inclusion in football.

    Speakers will share their practical approaches to creating an inclusive environment within their Club and participants will gain valuable insights into how these Clubs are leading the way by ensuring everyone has an opportunity and feels welcome in their community.


    • Rachel Gavin - Broadlands AFC.

    • Chris Roberts - North Wales Dragons

    Effective communication is key to fostering an inclusive environment within football. This workshop is designed to help you make your communications more accessible and inclusive to help everyone understand and be understood.

    During this workshop, you'll learn practical ways to ensure that your communications are accessible to all members of your community. We will cover best practices for accessible digital communication, and how to create an environment where everyone feels heard and valued.

    By the end of this session, you will have the tools and knowledge to enhance your club’s communication efforts, ensuring they promote equality, diversity, and inclusion in every interaction.


    • Keith Balmer - Texthelp

    An engaging panel discussion exploring the powerful role football can play in driving social change. Our panel of experts will discuss how football can address various social issues, promote cohesion, challenge discrimination, and unite communities. This webinar will provide valuable insights into real-world examples and strategies you can adopt to make a positive impact both on and off the field. Be part of the movement to use football as a force for good in shifting attitudes and fostering a more equitable and inclusive society.

    Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and engage in meaningful dialogue about how football can serve as a catalyst for social transformation.


    •Sandy Abi-Elias - Amnesty International UK.

    •Dean Pymble – Show Racism the Red Card.

    •Lou Englefield – Football v Homophobia.

    •Daniel Townley – Level Playing Field.

    As football increasingly represents all communities across Wales, it's more important than ever for Clubs to create an inclusive environment, especially for members from diverse religious and cultural backgrounds. This workshop aims to raise awareness of key religious and cultural practices and provide practical strategies for Clubs to provide support for this community.

    Through interactive discussions and real-world examples, participants will learn how to implement inclusive practices that ensure everyone feels supported and included enabling all individuals to fully participate and excel.


    • Gareth Hicks - Diverse Cymru.

    We must empower the next generation to help shape the future of football. This workshop will provide participants with strategies to adopt a rights-based approach at their Club, ensuring young people are heard and involved in decision-making processes. This session will provide practical methods for Clubs to actively engage with their young people to gather their feedback and incorporate their ideas into Club operations.

    By creating opportunities for young people's voices to be heard and perspectives valued, you can create a Club that truly reflects the needs and aspirations of its younger members.


    •Lisa Sanger - Children in Wales.


    Further information

    All sessions for the CLWB PAWB Summit will take place online via Zoom and sessions are limited in numbers.

    If you require accessibility support or have any questions about the Summit please contact

    *PLEASE NOTE the Clwb PAWB Summit is for individuals working or volunteering in football in Wales.

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