Wembley agenda and speakers unveiled

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An informative and thought-provoking schedule for next month's Gambling Harm Prevention in Sport Summit, presented by EPIC Risk Management and UCFB's Global Institute of Sport (GIS) has now been confirmed, with a variety of guest speakers and panellists coming together with professional athletes, management teams, clubs, governing bodies, and key influencers from within the pro sport eco-system to discuss the ever-pertinent issue of gambling-related harm in 2022.

Aside from also providing the esteemed invite-only audience with the key recommendations from the EPIC Pro Sport Advisory Board’s inaugural white paper on this topic, they will also be hearing from - and interacting with - a mix of individuals with backgrounds within or working alongside professional sport, explaining their first hand experiences of gambling harm, either through lived experience, as an affected other or a role in player care.

To confirm what’s in store, our agenda for the day is as follows:


Arrival 9am - 9.30am

First Morning Session

9.30am – 10.30am

Introduction from GIS

Introduction from EPIC Risk Management

Pro Sport Advisory Board: First Year Review

Lived Experience Story

Break & Networking 10.30am – 10.45am

Second Morning Session

10.45am – 11.45am

Panel 1 – Proactive Approach & Responsibility

Panel 1 Q&A

Break & Networking 11.45am – 12pm

Third Morning Session

12pm - 12.45pm

Panel 2 – The Wider Impact of Gambling Harm

Panel 2 Q&A

Lunch & Networking 12.45pm – 1.45pm

First Afternoon Session

1.45pm - 3.15pm

Player Care in Professional Sport

Pro Sport Advisory Board White Paper Findings

Breakout Session 1

Breakout Session 2

Break & Networking 3.15pm – 3.30pm

Second Afternoon Session

3.30pm - 4.30pm

Gambling Harm: Affected Others

Summary & Closing Remarks

The first dozen guest speakers and panellists include a stellar mix of experience of life in professional sport or the ecosystem that surrounds it, with more names still to be added to a list that currently includes:

  • Adam Brickell, Director of Public and Regulatory Affairs, Flutter UK & Ireland

  • Scott Davies, former EFL professional footballer

  • Nick Denning, Personal Development Manager, The PCA

  • Dr Richard Elliott, Head of Professional Education, GIS

  • Michelle Evans, Head of Player Care, First Point USA

  • Patrick Foster, Head of Delivery, EPIC Risk Management

  • Marcus Horan, Player Development Manager, RPI

  • Brian McDermott, former Premier League manager

  • Mark Murray, Co-Founder, WHYSUP

  • Mark Potter, Head of Delivery, EPIC Risk Management

  • Steph Shilton, wife of former England goalkeeper Peter

  • Marc Williams, former Wales U21 international footballer

We are also proud to unveil our host for the day, with experienced TV presenter John-Paul Davies (BBC Crimewatch and ex-Sky Sports News) furthering his role as MC at a number of previous events presented by EPIC Risk Management and bringing a wealth of knowledge on addiction-related topics to the discussions.

For further background on the Gambling Harm Prevention in Sport Summit, please click here.