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Live Reporting

By Laura Savvas and Denise Evans

All times stated are UK

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    What a fantastic discussion that was.

    Thank you very much for joining us this afternoon.

    Have a brilliant Bank Holiday Weekend!

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    Missed any of today's discussion?

    You'll be able to hear a replay of it on Bank Holiday Monday on BBC Radio 5 Live.

  3. Body image

    #changethegame

    The final topic discussed was around body image:

    Aimee Fuller: I want to share my story and inspire people, by being myself on social media. My motto is 'just be you'. I have seen some horrific messages, mainly direct messages. Sometimes you get people who maybe don't have the confidence to write on your wall. In general. There are definitely some nasty people out there.

    Dame Kelly Holmes: As soon as you embrace what you do and who you are, you can have girls look up to you.

    I was 5 foot 6 and I was against taller girls and I still won.

    Social media portrays this image of beautiful slim women but the Kardashians are popular because they have big bums and curves. You [sportswomen] should be proud and as you get older you do not care. You accept yourself for who you are.

    You have to think ' I am who I am and I like who I am'.

    Zoe Harrison: Young girls don't want to play rugby because they know their body is going to change.

    Elise Christie: Younger females take it on board a lot more and it can be quite damaging.

    Rebecca Adlington: My scrutiny was always the trolling and then within days of winning two golds in Beijing, which was incredible, people were saying 'you look like a whale that's why you won.'

    Tayla Harris
    Image caption: Tayla Harris was abused online for this picture
  4. Participation in sport

    #changethegame

    The next topic discussed was around the issue of participation in sport.

    England cricketer Alex Hartley: "We only have 25 professional cricketers in this country at this time. We need to increase that, to get more girls and women playing cricket. If we can go from 25 to 125 people playing cricket, that will just make things so much better."

    England Netball head coach Tracey Neville: "Jo [CEO] needs bums on seats and her battle is different to me as a coach. She doesn't want to give away free tickets. From looking at the sport and the commercial viability, revenue and realism - if you get 70k people in a stadium its very different to getting 6k and what money is made and what we can afford."

    Sports Minister Mims Davies: "Netball has grown in terms of participation. You just can't compare that to the Premier League. We absolutely have to celebrate what we get right."

    Similarly, England footballer Jordan Nobbs: "I don’t even think some men’s sports can compete with the Premier League. We just have to understand that’s how it is and I totally respect that."

    England women's cricket team
  5. Changing the game

    #changethegame

    Three topics were discussed on today's panel, and first up was the #ChangeTheGame movement.

    Our panelists summarised what #ChangeTheGame means to them:

    Tracey Neville: The emotion and the visibility that the media outlets give us around the competition is phenomenal. If I think where I wanted netball to be when I was a youngster, I feel that characteristically it makes people better athletes and people as well. Sport isn't just about success.

    Dame Kelly Holmes: I want to see women's sport individually and singularly shown.

    We want a level playing field.

    We need to showcase women's sport, when the men aren't there.

    Barbara Slater: Visibility is crucial and I don't think there has ever been a summer where women's sport is so visible and high profile.

    Lauren Steadman: It was fantastic to be involved in Strictly and it's not about disabilities, it's about ability. I got messages from girls saying 'you know what, if Lauren can do that, I can do that'

    Mims Davies: I see incredible, wonderful, inspiring women. Women want to tune in and see women succeeding. We need to make sure that sport and exercise is in everyone's woman's diary, that it's in their family.

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    #changethegame

    Daisy Wildsmith: I’d love to be able to have the confidence and the ability to speak my opinion in front of a room of people the way Dame Kelly Holmes did during the #ChangeTheGame special just now.

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    And on that note, the panel have finished their discussion.

    Let's round up the best points of the afternoon...

  8. Get Involved - favourite women's sports

    #changethegame

    Claire Proudley: Athletics, as my daughter is a budding young athlete.Netball fast and exciting to watch and enjoyed playing it. Third women’s football. Girls are skillful I like watching it.

    Aquatint: 1. Tennis, (it’s just more interesting than men’s tennis.) 2. Athletics 3. Swimming (because it’s my daughter’s sport)

  9. Get Involved

    #changethegame

    Daisy Wildsmith: Really enjoyed the #ChangeTheGame special. It was great to hear the viewpoint of the athletes and team staff present.

  10. We have to make that snowball bigger & and break down barriers

    #changethegame

    Barbara Slater

    Director BBC Sport

    Let's hope we don't have to have 'Change the Games' in the future. We just need to normalise so it's less about men's sport and women's sport. It's just top-class sport. We have to make that snowball bigger and bigger and break down barriers.

  11. We want to become bigger on the world stage

    #changethegame

    Quote Message: Its' not about the World Cup. Participation levels are the hug thing that's coming out of netball. We want more money into our sport, and to professionalise it more, and become bigger on the world stage. from Tracey Neville England women's netball coach
    Tracey NevilleEngland women's netball coach
    Tracey Neville and England Roses
  12. 'Let's do it properly'

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    Dame Kelly Holmes

    Double Olympic champion

    If we're going to do it, let's do it properly and let's make it change the game.

  13. We want to become bigger on the world stage

    #changethegame

    Quote Message: Its' not about the World Cup. There's a high about participation levels. That's the hugest thing that's coming out of netball. We want more money into our sport, and to professionalise it more, and become bigger on the world stage. from Tracey Neville England women's netball coach
    Tracey NevilleEngland women's netball coach
  14. We are recognising the mental health challenge we have in this country

    #changethegame

    Quote Message: We have got a mental health challenge in this country which we are absolutely recognising. We have to all have responsibility in terms of being equal, calling things out when they're wrong. I think this is the power of women's sport and the platform we have. There are a lot of empowered keyboard warriors and they would never say it to your face. from Mims Davies Sports Minister
    Mims DaviesSports Minister
    Mims Davies
  15. Participation is vital but we must get this right

    #changethegame

    Quote Message: I let exercise fall out of my diary. Men don't do that. We need to make sure that being healthy, feeling mentally well, is important. I think parents need to challenge and make sure their children are more active. Participation is vital but we must get this right. Put that time in your diary. Value that time. It makes you feel good, it makes you look better. from Mims Davies Sports Minister
    Mims DaviesSports Minister
  16. Netball has diverse athletes - they have different needs

    #changethegame

    Quote Message: Now having Nike and Oasis [as sponsors] we have two different brands. A group of the girls look athletic, powerful and empowering in the Nike gear and then Oasis we had beautiful, girly and pretty girls. We have diverse athletes in netball and not one size fits all. There are some stunnin girls out there that look different but are still performing at their best. That's what matters. from Tracey Neville England Netball head coach
    Tracey NevilleEngland Netball head coach
  17. Recovering from brain injury my biggest challenge - Danson

    Olympic hockey gold medallist Alex Danson tells BBC Breakfast's Sally Nugent about her recovery from what she describes as a "mild traumatic brain injury" after hitting her head on a concrete wall.

    Read more here.

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    Video caption: Recovering from brain injury has been my biggest challenge - Danson
  18. There are definitely some nasty people out there but my motto is 'just be you'

    #changethegame

    Quote Message: I think I've been very lucky in the sense that I've always enjoyed that side of what I do. I want to share my story and inspire people, by being myself on social media. My motto is 'just be you'. I feel I'm very lucky to have built a loyal following. I have seen some horrific messages, mainly direct messages. Sometimes you get people who maybe don't have the confidence to write on your wall. In general, I feel like I've been very lucky and have a fantastic audience. My fans have seen it to the core and it depends who you are and what you portray. There are definitely some nasty people out there. from Aimee Fuller Snowboarder
    Aimee FullerSnowboarder