Did you miss the “Women in Sports” webinar from 15th October? No worries, you can watch the recording here to get inspired!
Gay Games 11 Hong Kong will take place in November 2022, and we expect 12,000 participants and 75,000 spectators under the theme “Unity in Diversity”. We are working hard to make sure many of these participants are women, transgender and non-binary individuals and young people (from 18 to 25).
This is why in the two years leading to the games we will create many events and discussions to make sure that we understand how we can equip ourselves to welcome these particular groups.
We would like to invite you to our online webinar with three women who understand the strengths and challenges that sports participation brings in their lives.
Our guest speakers are:
Victoria Campos: one of Asia’s best female CrossFit athlete
Victoria Campos is one of Asia’s best female CrossFit athlete and has been called the fittest person in Hong Kong. She masterfully balances the passions of coaching and training, and she finds great reward in seeing athletes of all levels excel in the sport of fitness. Victoria draws from experience in New Zealand, Hong Kong, China and Hawaii to offer diversity in warm-up drills, scaling options, programming, personal training, nutritional advice and more.
She qualified for the Pacific Regionals 3x (top 21 female in the Pacific Region) and she is in the top ten best female CrossFit athlete in Brazil for two years.
Campos is the second highest ranked female CrossFit athlete in all of Asia, and in 2028 finished 21st at the CrossFit Pacific Regionals in Sydney.
Alicia Lui: Founder of Women In Sports Empowered Hong Kong (WISE HK)
Alicia loved playing sports growing up. She is founder of Women In Sports Empowered Hong Kong (WISE HK), a non-profit initiative that uses sports as a tool for women’s empowerment, gender equity and social justice. She spends much of her energy advocating for women and girls to participate in sports, and even wrote a children’s book, Sporty Girl Journals, to channel the inner sportiness of girls. By day she works at a technology-enabled initiative that combines hiking with the conservation of Hong Kong’s nature and environment.
Jackie Vierow: Gay Games Hong Kong Sports Director
Having started as a Project Lead for the sports sector at Gay Games Hong Kong, Jackie’s role has expanded to include the wider organisation. She has always been passionate about sports and when she found out that Hong Kong had won the bid, she immediately looked for ways she could get involved.
Jackie believes that sports have an amazing ability to foster a sense of community and provide role models who empower others to find their voice. She hopes to be a part of this empowerment by helping to increase awareness and participation across Hong Kong.
The online event is scheduled for Thursday 15th of October at 7PM Hong Kong time as an one hour virtual Zoom meeting.
A short Q&A session will follow the update. Questions can be sent in advance once you register below and will be answered at the end of the chat (if time allows).
This event will be conducted in English.
MORE ABOUT GGHK2022
The Gay Games is built upon the principles of Participation, Inclusion and Personal Best. Based on these values, since 1982, the Gay Games have brought together people from all over the world, with diversity, respect, equality, solidarity and sharing.
The Gay Games is open to participants of all ages, experience levels, sexual orientation and physical ability. The Gay Games Hong Kong 2022 will be the 11th Gay Games and will be held in November 2022. 36 sports and 11 cultural activities are planned to include more than 12,000 participants.
If you are interested to join the GGHK team, please check out more information here.