Ticket Price Availability Buy Ticket

TRACEY NEVILLE MBE JOINS 2019 AINTREE GRAND WOMEN’S SUMMIT

TRACEY NEVILLE MBE JOINS 2019 AINTREE GRAND WOMEN’S SUMMIT

RANDOX HEALTH GRAND NATIONAL FESTIVAL, AINTREE RACECOURSE

  

Thursday 13th December – Aintree Racecourse and Women in Racing are delighted to announce Tracey Neville MBE will join the 2019 Aintree Grand Women’s Summit on Friday 5th April at the iconic Randox Health Grand National Festival.

 

On Ladies Day, Tracey Neville, Head Coach of the England National Netball Team will join Telegraph Columnist and bestselling author, Bryony Gordon, and other sports experts to discuss mental health and wellbeing; ‘Sport and mental wellbeing: A Powerful Relationship’.

 

Tracey, who returned from the Australian Gold Coast at the start of the year after winning Gold at the Commonwealth Games, knows first-hand the effects of mental wellbeing in elite sport both as a coach and a player.

 

England Netball Head Coach, Tracey Neville MBE said: “I am thrilled to have the chance to join the Grand Women’s Summit at what is a really exciting time for women’s sport. As Head Coach of the England National Netball Team I care passionately about the mental and physical wellbeing of athletes and I look forward to being able to share my experience and learnings over the years alongside the other panellists. It is really exciting to be part of such a special sporting occasion and such an important date in the calendar for Liverpool.”

 

Here Tracey Neville speaks about her involvement at the 2019 Aintree Grand Women’s Summit and the importance of the discussion topic.

 

Tracey will join Telegraph Columnist and bestselling author Bryony Gordon who will lead a panel of sports stars and experts on a discussion of mental wellbeing in sport.

 

The panel discussion

 

Under the title ‘Sport and mental wellbeing: A Powerful Relationship’ the discussion will be shaped around the following key themes:

  • The challenges professional sport presents to mental health;
  • How professional athletes can look after their mental health – and any learnings for the wider population;
  • The benefits of sport for mental wellbeing
  • The role of coaches, organisations and support mechanisms in promoting good mental health;
  • Discussion and sharing of best practice across different sports.

 

Bryony Gordon, said: “I am really excited to be hosting the 2019 Aintree Grand Women’s Summit, as part of the Randox Health Grand National Festival at Aintree Racecourse. Mental health is a topic close to my heart and the event will provide a unique opportunity to discuss it with a special panel of sporting stars and experts. I look forward to meeting everyone and leading what will be an insightful and fascinating discussion.”

 

As with previous Aintree Grand Women’s Summits the audience will be encouraged to be part of the debate and discussion.

 

Details of further sports stars who will join Tracey Neville on the panel will be announced in the coming months.

 

Details of the day

 

For the 2019 Aintree Grand Women’s Summit guests will be welcomed to The O’Sullivan facility at the racecourse from 8:30am with refreshments and pastries on offer before the discussion of sport and mental health commences at 9:00am.

 

Once the discussion has concluded guests will have the chance to go on a course walk of the famous Grand National fences. Guests will split into small groups, each of which will be led by a well-known racing figure offering real insight into what it is like to ride around the Grand National. Retired jockey and Ambassador Katie Walsh, Aintree’s historian Jane Clarke, trainer Lawney Hill and ex-jockey Carrie Ford will lead groups on the course walk.

 

Guests (ticket/package dependent) will then return to Paddock Lodge for an exclusive VIP champagne reception and a buffet lunch before enjoying the afternoon of sporting action.

 

John Baker, Aintree Racecourse’s Managing Director, said: “We are delighted Bryony and Tracey will be part of the Aintree Grand Women’s Summit. The event is going from strength to strength and next year’s event promises to provide guests with some fantastic insights into sport, as well as a unique way to be part of the Randox Health Grand National Festival. We look forward to announcing further panellists in the new year.”

 

Deputy Chair of Women in Racing Tallulah Lewis, said: “We are really excited to welcome Tracey to the panel for the Aintree Grand Women’s Summit. Her stellar career as both an athlete and a coach means she is perfectly placed to provide fascinating and unique insights into sport and mental health. We encourage everyone to get their place booked!”

 

-Ends-

 

  • Follow us @AintreeRaces #GrandNational #GWS2019
  • Like us @facebook.com/Aintree
  • Instagram @AintreeRacecourse

 

Photograph credit: © Clara Molden / Telegraph Media Group Ltd.

 

About Tracey Neville MBE

Tracey is the current Head Coach of the England National Netball Team and was instrumental in the team winning their first Commonwealth gold medal on the Gold Coast in 2018.

Tracey won 81 caps for England in her own playing career from 1992-2008. Her best achievement in this time was undoubtedly winning England’s first netball medal at the Commonwealth Games – in 1998 in Kuala Lumpur.  She began coaching in netball with Team Northumbria in 2011 before taking the director of netball job at Superleague club Manchester Thunder.

After a successful interim period, Tracey was given the head coach job for the England National Team in September 2015.  In 2016, Tracey was made an MBE in the New Year Honours list for services to netball. Away from netball Tracey enjoys watching crime thrillers.

About Aintree Racecourse / The Jockey Club

Aintree is home to The Randox Health Grand National, the most famous horse race in the world which is the climax to a three-day Festival meeting in April every year.  The racecourse hosts five other fixtures and is a leading conference centre in the north west of England.  More information is available at aintree.thejockeyclub.co.uk.

 

Aintree is part of About The Jockey Club which stages thrilling sporting occasions including The Randox Health Grand National, The Cheltenham Festival and The Investec Derby. Millions of people every year enjoy the special experiences we offer through racing, music, food and entertainment. Governed by Royal Charter, every penny we make goes back into British Racing to help the sport thrive. We were founded in 1750 and today we are the largest commercial group in Britain’s second-biggest spectator sport, operating 15 racecourses nationwide, The National Stud, Jockey Club Estates, Jockey Club Catering, Jockey Club Live and our charity, Racing Welfare. For more information visit www.thejockeyclub.co.uk.

 

About Women in Racing

Women in Racing aims to develop the profile of women within horseracing and provide support to women wishing to secure appointments from grassroots through too senior and board level in the sport. Its objectives also include attracting more women into horseracing, strengthening connections, collaborating on approaches to help promote the health of the sport and to enhance its reputation as an attractive sector in which to build a career.

 

Since it was founded in 2009, it has achieved significant milestones including a successful mentoring scheme and a Bursary fund alongside a busy calendar of educational and social events www.womeninracing.co.uk

 

For further information please contact:

 

Jessica Dalgliesh, Senior Communications Executive, The Jockey Club (North West) on 07464 491507 email: [email protected]

 

Susannah Gill, Women in Racing Committee member on 07751 870 929 email: [email protected]

 

The full timetable for the 2019 Aintree Grand Women’s Summit:

 

Date: Friday 5th April 2019

Location: Aintree Racecourse, The O’Sullevan facility

8.30am: Arrival with refreshments and pastries

9.00am: Grand Women’s Summit to begin with welcome from Rose Paterson, Chair of Aintree Racecourse and discussion hosted by Bryony Gordon and the panel including Tracey Neville

10.30am: Exclusive Course Walk of the famous Grand National course with leading figures from horseracing, including Katie Walsh, Jane Clarke, Lawney Hill and Carrie Ford.

From 12 noon: Paddock Lodge for an exclusive VIP champagne reception, buffet lunch and afternoon of racing (for those booking the full package – details below)

 

How to book your place

 

To book your ticket or find out more information about the event, head to the Randox Health Grand National website or click here.

 

Ticket packages

 

Package one: £125.00 – Purchase here

  • Grand Women’s Summit in O’Sullevans (Refreshments and Pastries on arrival)
  • Hospitality in Paddock Lodge (including champagne arrival, buffet lunch)
  • Exclusive Course Walk
  • Lord Sefton Terrace badge

 

Package two: £80.00 – Purchase here

  • Grand Women’s Summit in O’Sullevans (Refreshments and Pastries on arrival)
  • Exclusive Course Walk
  • Lord Sefton Terrace badge

 

Women in Racing members will be offered a reduced ticket price, please get in touch with the Deputy Chairman for more information.