Slowly those archaic male only traditions in British Sport are becoming a thing of the past. The Royal and Ancient Golf club at St Andrews have admitted women and having opened its doors to a woman last year, after 62 years, the Boxing Writers Club in England is repeating the feat n 2013.
Last year they welcomed debutant Olympic Gold Medallist Nicola Adams as a speaker at its annual awards dinner at London’s Savoy hotel. This year Baroness Tanni-Grey Thompson will be the principal speaker at the awards.
Baroness Grey-Thompson is one of the most successful Paralympic athletes that Britain has produced, having won 11 gold medals, four silver and one bronze over five Parlaympic Games. She also held 30 World records and won the London Marathon six times in a ten year period between 1992-2002. Away from sport she served as a member of Parliament in Britain and has served on numerous boards and advisory committees.