Taking place on Thursday 9 June, leading reporters will lead a lively discussion on the rise of women’s sports, the successes and shame at last year’s Euros and their predictions for Qatar
The final panel of the day will feature The Times’ chief football writer Henry Winter, The Telegraph’s women’s sports editor Anna Kessel and the Mirror’s assistant editor and sports writer Darren Lewis.
Speaking to the panellists will be host Sonya Thomas, a freelance journalist, Women in Journalism committee member and former flanker and hooker for the Saracens, Wasps and England rugby teams.
Thomas and her guests will discuss headline-making issues both on and off the pitch, including how journalism can support surging interest in women’s sports and the power of sport to inspire change around racism and mental health.
The panel will also give their hot tips for glory at the upcoming men’s and women’s football World Cups.
The Times’ Winter has been covering football for 35 years and the English game since 1994. As well as being the news brand’s chief football writer, he also sits on the voting panel for the prestigious Ballon d’Or award and makes appearances on TV and radio.
Kessel is The Telegraph’s women’s sports editor, covering four Olympic Games and several World Cups, European championships and world championships during her career.
Awarded an MBE in 2016 for services to journalism and women in sport, she is a co-founder of the organisation Women in Football, lobbying against sexism and championing football’s female role models.
Writing for the Mirror for more than two decades, Lewis has reported on three football World Cups and European championships.
In addition to his role as the news brand’s associate editor, he also serves on the Football Writers Association’s National Executive Committee and several advisory boards seeking to increase diversity in sport and journalism.
Find out more about Newsworks’ Festival of News and register to guarantee your space by clicking here.