The AWF aims to be internationally recognised for combining ground-breaking academic study, the education and development of women leaders and scholars in sport, and the preservation of heritage for women and sport. The Anita White Foundation International Women and Sport Archive is intended to be a permanent secure home for the resources accumulated by leaders in the Women and Sport Movement, which are publicly accessible for researchers and others interested in this work. It contains papers, publications, bibliographies, correspondence, speeches and related items on women and sport  as well as personal papers and biographical material. A catalogue listing all the items can be viewed online at the Archives Hub. Visits to the AWF archive at the University of Chichester can be made by appointment with the AWF Coordinator, Dr Jordan Matthews - fill in the form below.


Women and sport, particularly the Women and Sport movement, is in the DNA of the University of Chichester. The University is proud to be the home of the Anita White Foundation, the Anita White Foundation International Women and Sport archive and the Women’s Sport Leadership Academy, and most recently has become an FA Women’s High-Performance Football Centre.

We are also equally proud of our support of our alumni and students who are elite performers: Paralympic and Olympic Gold medallists Emma Wiggs (KL2 canoeing), Saskia Clarke and Pippa Wilson (sailing); Stacey White, (England Rugby League); Claire Purdy (England Rugby Union); Lucie Quinn and Shannon Sievwright who have been selected for Team GB at the 2017 World University Games (football); and Jess Breach who represented England at the HSBC World Rugby Women's Sevens Series 2017.


This is a project that will continue to evolve over time. The AWF and the University of Chichester have an ambition to develop the website into a resource that captures the work of activists and scholars who have helped to shape today’s women and sport movement. We would like to invite you to offer comments and suggestions using the form below, as well as any materials or knowledge you may be able to contribute to the website.



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