Men and women are different, that is no secret.

Therefore, the approach taken to support and foster a positive environment for women in sport often needs to be different than what it is for men.

That was the idea behind a forum held by Sport Bay of Plenty at the weekend, aimed at gaining a better understanding of effective approaches to working with women and girls in sport.

During a question and answer session, Black Ferns Sevens assistant coach Cory Sweeney, international hockey official Kelly Hudson, Black Ferns Sevens development manager Belinda Muller and Rangataua women's rugby player Mariah Ririnui