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UEL celebrate Women’s Sport Week

PUBLISHED: 14:35 02 October 2016 | UPDATED: 14:35 02 October 2016

UEL student Aimee Willmott has competed at the past two Olympics for Team GB

UEL student Aimee Willmott has competed at the past two Olympics for Team GB

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This Girl Can Coach event to be held

Wheelchair athlete Vanessa Daobry with (from left to right) UEL head of strength and conditioning Duncan Ogilvie, intern Larissa Chloe, high performance support Julie Gooderick and high performance sports manager Matthew Tansley (pic: University of East London).Wheelchair athlete Vanessa Daobry with (from left to right) UEL head of strength and conditioning Duncan Ogilvie, intern Larissa Chloe, high performance support Julie Gooderick and high performance sports manager Matthew Tansley (pic: University of East London).

The University of East London will celebrate Women‘s Sport Week this week with a special This Girl Can Coach event.

As well as encouraging female participation in sport, UEL are collaborating with Sports England and sports Coach UK to address the gender imbalance in sports coaching by hosting the event on Tuesday, October 4.

It will ask how can more women be encouraged to become coaches, would more diversity change the way coaching is delivered and are female coaches better able to encourage women and girls to be active?

Sport England’s This Girl Can is a nationwide campaign to get women and girls moving, regardless of shape, size and ability.

UEL's Bianca Williams represented Team GB at the Rio Olympics (pic: John Walton/PA Wire)UEL's Bianca Williams represented Team GB at the Rio Olympics (pic: John Walton/PA Wire)

Now recognising the need for more coaching role models to attract more women into sport and active lifestyles, Sports Coach UK has announced a major initiative to recruit another 3000 women into the coaching workforce.

At the UEL event there will be the opportunity to hear from experts in the field, share success stories and agree practical next steps.

Carrie Dunn, lecturer in Sports Journalism at UEL, said: “We’re thrilled to be welcoming such a terrific group of people to UEL - and for such an important discussion.

“At UEL we are committed to encouraging more women into the sports industries - whether that’s as a coach, an administrator, a scientist or a journalist.

UEL's Mercy Brown is a British weightlifting champion and Olympic hopefulUEL's Mercy Brown is a British weightlifting champion and Olympic hopeful

“This event during Women’s Sport Week will be a huge step to raising our profile as a key player in the talent pipeline.”

UEL have displayed a commitment to supporting women in sport in recent years.

Swimmer Aimee Willmott and sprinter Bianca Williams represented Team GB at the Rio Olympics, while Vanessa Daobry competed in the Paralympic Games.

Szandra Szogedi (judo), Brielle Koulen (tennis) and Sophie Newnes (martial arts) have also shone in their chosen sports as UEL helps to increase access to careers in the sports industry through a foundation course in Applied Community Sports, run in association with the West Ham United Foundation.

Emily Hayday, senior development officer for the course, said: “As a female working for a Premier League club within this male-dominated sector, I am passionate about increasing female engagement.

“Delivering this foundation degree with West Ham United and UEL allows me to inspire and encourage young women on the course to pursue a career within sport.

“Seeing their confidence and involvement in sport grow as the course progresses is extremely rewarding.”


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