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Webinar: SSS celebrate women in sport

Webinar: SSS celebrate women in sport

To celebrate International Women’s Day on Monday 8 March, Scottish Student Sport will be joined by an inspirational panel of women who will discuss their respective career journeys through working in sport. Find out more and sign up here!

Date

Mon, 03/08/2021

The latest episode of the webinar series will be hosted by former Napier University Sports & Societies VP, Georgia Moran, who will be joined by an inspirational female panel from the sporting world.

The expert panel cover a range of different experiences and expertise including volunteering, officiating and coaching. The campaign theme for International Women’s Day ( IWD) 2021 is #ChooseToChallenge. SSS choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality and create a more inclusive student sport community. This webinar chooses to seek out and celebrate women’s achievements and the SSS Tribe can collectively work to create an inclusive world.

Our Panel

Sophie Fusco McKeown graduated from University of Edinburgh in 2020 with a degree in Sport Management and was involved in sport throughout her student experience. Sophie coached tennis and in 2018 qualified as a line judge and chair umpire, before being supported through the Young Officials Academy with Tennis Scotland and in 2019 achieved selection for The Championships at Wimbledon.

Rachel Cremin was awarded SSS Coach of the Year for season 2019/20 in what was her first year as Strathclyde University’s first-ever Director of Netball. Alongside her Director of Netball duties Rachel is also the Netball Scotland Performance Pathways Coach and helps coach the u21 National Squad.

Laura Montgomery co-founded Glasgow City FC with her friend Carol Anne Stewart, whilst a law student at the University of Glasgow. Laura played for and captained the side before retirement in 2010, but continued to run the club on a voluntary basis while pursuing a successful career in commercial and operational roles, most recently leading commercial for men’s football club, Hibernian FC. Laura became full-time CEO at Glasgow City in 2020.

The aim of Glasgow City FC was to create more opportunities for women and girls to play. The club has gone on to become Scotland’s most successful women’s side having won 13 consecutive top-flight titles and twice reached the quarter finals of the UEFA Womens Champions League. Glasgow City also have a full academy pathway with 12 youth teams, ensuring opportunities for girls of all ages to enjoy the beautiful game.

Georgia Moran was the VP for Sports and Societies at Edinburgh Napier University (ENU) from 2018-2020 following a degree in Popular Music. During her time studying at ENU Georgia played hockey and football, and she now works in sport as a Regional Development Officer for RYA Scotland. Georgia is a passionate advocate for equality and inclusion throughout sport. Georgia is the Women’s Lead for the SSS Equality Steering Group as well as the Chair of the SSS Women in Sport Working Group.

Sign up here to attend the webinar.

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