UKSA are pleased to welcome our newest team member, Kavita Bulsara. Kavita is no stranger to UKSA having completed in January 2021, 3 months of research, on UKSA’s behalf as part of her Masters degree and Executive Company Project, with De Montford University, Leicester.
This important first step research included reviewing National Governing Bodies of Sport recruitment and inclusion policies to explore whether NGB’s had recruited, or planned to recruit, people with intellectual impairment to leadership positions including representation on their Boards and Management Committees.
Having completed her degree, Kavita decided to continue her support of UKSA and took on her new voluntary role of Business Support Officer in mid-March. Although a varied role, some of the focus areas will include supporting our funding development plans; identifying virtual events for consideration and supporting UKSA planning for 2022.
Kavita believes passionately in equality, equity and diversity and has a keen interest in influencing policy and provision to ensure real and lasting change to enable athletes with intellectual impairment in sport.
Read Kavita’s own words below. You can contact Kavita directly on UKSAresearch@gmail.com
“My name is Kavita Bulsara and I have recently just finished my Masters degree in Business Management in Sport.
I began my journey with UKSA in October 2020 where as part of my degree I was undertaking an Executive Company Project. Luckily for me, I was assigned to UKSA. I began to analyse numerous National Governing Bodies and other company policies to look at how people with intellectual impairment were included in decision making in those organisations. My work looked at good practice and where improvements were needed but also allowed me to provide recommendations that could be used for the upcoming review of the Code for Sports Governance.
I was fortunate enough to have a strong team beside me at UKSA whilst doing my final project at university. I am now looking forward to being part of the UKSA Team in a different way taking on the role of Business Support Officer. I want to help to create a change for people with intellectual impairment ensuring that recognition is given and voices can be heard equally and fairly. It’s important to realise that everyone deserves a chance in what they want to pursue in the future and it is our responsibility to create changes to allow that to happen.”
There are lots of work area, tasks and functions we need support in. From administration, comms and marketing, design, PR, policy, bid writing, research, content production, web development, governance, anti-doping, practitioner psychologists to name but a few!
If you have some time on your hands and are interested in getting involved in our work, offering your expertise to make a positive impact supporting our work with athletes with intellectual impairment, Down syndrome and autism then drop us a line on email@example.com ; send us a DM on twitter, or a message through facebook – we would love to hear from you!
16th March 2021