We don’t often use the word, thrilled, but in this case it is the best word to describe how we at GENSport feel about Rowena’s appointed to the National Sports Council of Sri Lanka. Today was their first meeting which Rowena joined via Zoom from London! Sports Minister Namal Rajapaksa appointed the new members whose main task will be to advice the Minister on all matters connected to developing sport in Sri Lanka. Former Sri Lanka Cricket legend Mahela Jayawardana will head the council. This is a well-deserved appointment that will enable Rowena to develop sports policy that will create opportunities for the sports men and women of Sri Lanka.

GENSport is excited to announce that Rowena has been appointed to the Professional Squash Association Board of Directors! We are looking forward to working with PSA World Tour and progressing the exciting sport of squash!

Rowena recently took part in a webinar organised by InSport Education discussing the representation of gender and diversity in sport, specifically women hosted by Dr Rob Wilson. A recording of the webinar is available on crowdcast.io. Register with your email address and a link will be sent to your inbox.

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Another week, another podcast! This time it’s football and talking Euro 2020, the 2020-21 Football Event Calendar exploring aspects such as the commercialisation of football, the potential rise of multi-city events post COVID-19; UEFA vs FIFA and postponing the Woman’s Euros.

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Rowena was honoured to be the opening guest on the new podcast series In Her Corner hosted by Liseli Sitali. In Her Corner is dedicated to celebrating and empowering woman in sport both on and off the field.

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Rowena Samarasinhe

GENSport is excited to partner with Fossil to promote women’s empowerment! As part of that initiative Rowena spoke on disrupting the gender divide at Innovators Serendipity earlier this week in Zurich.

Dow Jones Business - Disruption in Sport - 2019

In September 2019, Rowena was invited to join a panel at the Journal House Singapore in partnership with the Dow Jones Business conference in Singapore, to discuss “Disruption in Sport: Successful Adoptions and Continuing Challenges”.

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The Hearing Podcast

Want to know more about being a sports lawyer? Rowena tells all to Kevin Poulter of The Hearing Podcast supported by Thompson Reuters.  Rowena shares how she’s combined her love of law with her other passion, sport!  What it’s like working with some of the biggest athletes and organizations on the planet, and sharing tips for budding sports lawyers keen for a slice of the action. 

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