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Inspiring Women In Sport Campaign
23-27th February 2015
This week, join in a week of action with events up and down the country to celebrate female role models in sport and to talk to the next generation of girls and young women about forging a career in what has been a traditionally male dominated industry.
The campaign involves women from an array of jobs within the sport sector, from journalists to physios, athletes and accountants, to visit local schools and colleges and broaden the awareness of the vast career opportunities for females in sport.
Influential women from the world of sport including; BT Sport broadcaster Clare Balding, world 400m champion Christine Ohuruogu and Minister for Sport Helen Grant joined Inspiring Women founder Miriam González Durántez at BT Tower to launch Inspiring Women in Sport.
Speaking at the launch Clare Balding, BT Sport presenter, said: "There are so many exciting opportunities in sport and I want to help girls and young women realise the full range available to them – whether it’s a career in broadcasting, journalism, event management, coaching, marketing, physiotherapy, sports science or governance. There are so many options and with an exciting year of women’s sport ahead, the timing couldn’t be better to inspire a new generation of women to get involved.”
Helen Grant, Minister for Sport, says: "This is a perfect opportunity to nurture and encourage the sporting talents of our young women. Sport should not discriminate, it should be inclusive – so show your support and back this campaign by getting involved in these inspiring events.”
Miriam González Durántez, Inspiring Women founder and champion, said: "Sport is as important to girls as it is to boys. It should have no gender boundaries. We ask for all those women, for all girls all across the country, their sports team mates, their friends, their sport teachers…please join us at the Inspiring Women Sports Week between 21 Feb and 1 March and help us to inspire a new generation of girls looking at sport as something that ‘is also for them’ ".
To sign up your school/college, volunteer or for more information: http://www.inspiringthefuture.org