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Rachael Church

Position: Director of Editorial and Communications, World Academy of Sport

Rachael has provided consulting, research and editorial services to a variety of major events, cities, venues, government entities and sports properties internationally throughout a career spanning over 21 years.

She has written over 25 industry reports covering sport, major events and gaming and was the founder of the Ultimate Sports Cities rankings and awards. She is a former Financial Times journalist as well as previously Director of Consulting at SportBusiness Group and Editorial Director at Major Events International.

Her role at WAoS includes producing educational material for major sports properties as part of their Learning Pathways and she was recently a facilitator in the Observers’ Programme for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games which is run by WAoS for the IPC as part of the IPC Academy Campus.