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Women

Careers in Sport series delivered to young women

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AFC Bournemouth’s community team have been busy organising and producing a Careers in Sport series, which has concluded ahead of International Women’s Day.

The six-week virtual programme that took place throughout lockdown was aimed specifically at young women, most notably those from the Premier League Kicks programme, members of the girls’ squads and those on the Female Elite Player Programme which is based at Brockenhurst College.

The sessions featured talks from six different individuals who work within the industry, all of whom spoke about their current role, how they got there and what life at a professional club entails.

Zoe Rundle, Jess Murray-Fisher, Gemma Hillier, Rebecca Welch and Lucy Quinn all shared their stories, as well as head of community Steve Cuss who kicked it off in week one.

The women were able to offer insight on careers in media, physiotherapy, coaching and even life on the pitch itself, with Tottenham Hotspur forward Quinn speaking on the final week.

At the end of every talk, those in attendance were able to put forward their own questions to the guest for a brief question-and-answer session.

Now the series has come to an end, Cuss spoke with afcb.co.uk about its success.

“The Careers in Sport series has promoted and highlighted roles within sport, along with providing advice and guidance for all the young women involved. 

“We are grateful for the delivery from all our guests in the support of this initiative.”  

 

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