Sport in Her Shoes Conference

A two day event focused on female health and engagement in sport

The Well HQ are leading change in female health across the country within Education and Sport. Their team combine medical, scientific, and high-performance specialisms to illuminate and address women’s unique personal, cultural and health lifestages. Our conference, hosted by Stephanie Pride, Highgate’s Director of Sport and Exercise, and The Well HQ, will cover health, wellbeing and performance issues, together with their implications for school life, physical activity, participation and sport. 

We hope it will be a fantastic opportunity to empower colleagues, pupils and parents to understand the female body, how to bring science into practice and how to reduce the stigma of talking about some of these topics. 


Dr Emma Ross

Emma is a Sports Scientist and was Head of Physiology at the English Institute of Support where she led the science supporting athletes in the 2016 Rio Olympics. This work made her realise the secret to improving performance isn’t through marginal gains but by accessing fundamentals: the female part of the female athlete.

Baz Moffat

Baz is a former GB international rower, winning medals in the World Championships and World Rowing Cup. Her first-hand experience is that existing best practice in sport is not tailored for the female mind or body: she now works with women to improve health and happiness in both athletic preparation, and in life.

Stephanie Pride

Stephanie Pride is Highgate School’s Director of Sport and Exercise (SpEx) where she has worked in the SpEx team for almost 15 years. Steph strategises all sport across the school for 1,850 pupils aged 4-18. She also heads up 30 staff specialising in activities as varied as dance, rowing, football and athletics.


What the day brings…..

The Menstrual Cycle

We address the role of periods, hormones and physical and emotional symptoms surrounding menstrual cycles.

Female Centric Nutrition

We look at why food is so important for health and happiness and explain ‘Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport’ (REDs).

Bodies that work

We explore why girls are more likely to have pelvic floor issues, joint injuries and suffer concussion than boys.

Breast Support

We explain all you need to know about breast health, correct support and comfortable fitting sports bras for training and exercise.

Female Mindset

Motivation, confidence and managing stress are key to success. We look at training environments that help female players thrive.

Coaching Girls

Girls often stop sport during puberty. How do we create clubs, environments and coaching that girls enjoy and fulfil their potential from?


Ticket Information


Thursday 9 June 2022

Evening Event, 18:30 – 20:30 | Highgate Junior School

Presentation, Q+A, drinks and networking

Open to external staff, Highgate parents and Highgate staff


Friday 10 June 2022

Full Day Event, 9:00 – 16:00 | Highgate Junior School

Keynote speeches

Workshop carousels and seminars

BBQ lunch

Networking and Q&A

Open to Highgate pupils, external teaching, coaching staff and pupils



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