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Structure & Governance

The AWF benefits from the input of many people. It is afforded strategic advice by a Strategy Group of University staff and external experts, administered by a smaller Operational Management Group, given a student voice by the Student Action Group, and is benefited by external donors and supporters.

Strategy Group

The University established a Strategy Group to provide strategic advice to the AWF. It is chaired by Dr Anita White OBE and membership includes:

  • Ex officio – Dr Anita White, OBE
  • The Head of Sport Development and Management or a nominated representative
  • The Director of Research of the University of Chichester
  • The Director of Marketing, Communications and Access or a nominated representative
  • At least one external member with expertise in Sport and International Development
  • The coordinator of the AWF
  • The Chair of the AWF Student Group

AWF Strategy 2020

In late-2016, the AWF produced a strategy to guide its work through to 2020. The document contains six objectives to help the AWF achieve its mission and vision:

  • To educate and develop women sport leaders and scholars
  • To develop the scale and sustainability of WSLA
  • To preserve women and sport heritage
  • To conduct research and scholarship of international repute on women and sport
  • To engage with the University community and AWF supporters
  • To ensure the sustainability and good governance of the AWF