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BASL Debate – 22 October 2020

Athlete welfare and the duty of care in sport

Proposition: “Athletes are suffering from a lack of protection and representation on fundamental issues of welfare and safety”.

The British Association for Sport and Law (BASL) is excited to announce details of the 2020 BASL Debate. Join us online on 22 October 2020 for a unique opportunity to hear leading figures in sport debate an emotive and important topic.

Athlete welfare has been a key theme of 2020 in the world of sports law with Jess Varnish’s appeal in her employment tribunal case against British Cycling and worrying allegations of abuse in British Gymnastics.

If funded athletes can’t benefit from employment law protections then the onus is on their governing bodies to create regulations and structures that protect them from abuse and make them feel able to speak out when necessary.

What should those structures look like and are they being pursued? Can you ever maintain a high-performance culture without infringing the rights of individuals?

These issues and many more will be explored on the night so we very much hope you can join us.

To register for the BASL Debate please email Catherine Forshaw at [email protected]

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