Birmingham 2022 head of inclusion and engagement Donna Fraser, centre, spoke about engaging more women in sport ©Getty Images

The two-day Include Summit, focused on equality, diversity and inclusion in sport, ended with Birmingham 2022 officials and former Commonwealth Games medallists leading the discussions.

Donna Fraser, who is the head of inclusion and engagement at Birmingham 2022, spoke about how more can be done to motivate women to remain engaged in sport.

"It can be better, it’s great talking about it but what action is being taken? The conversation around female inclusion in sport is there, it’s happening," Fraser was quoted as saying by BirminghamLive.

"We automatically think ‘women haven’t got the time because they have got families’, excuse me? No, let’s change that narrative and work out how we can provide that support.

"The conversations are happening. But we’ve still got a long way to go."

Para powerlifter Ali Jawad, who is a two-time Commonwealth Games bronze medallist, spoke on fitness and how more disabled people should come into careers such as personal training.

"We need more disabled people in senior positions. Not to empower them but to allow them to contribute to society equally," he said.

"The only way to do that is to give them an opportunity and believe in their skills. Allow them to demonstrate what their ability is rather than look at disability."

Former Premier League footballer Anton Ferdinand and cricketer Azeem Rafiq also shared their experiences of dealing with racism during their careers.