The role of women as sports coaches on the agenda at Leeds Beckett event
Marieanne Spacey, Assistant Manager of the England Women's Football Team; Paula Dunn, Head Coach of the Great Britain Paralympic Team; and Salma Bi, award-winning cricketer and founder of a coaching organisation that promotes the women's game, were in conversation with Shelley Alexander, BBC Editor for Women's Sport, in the final instalment of the Carnegie Conversations guest lecture series.
The talk, sponsored by Frontrow Legal, took place at 6pm on Thursday 28 April at the Lewis Jones Suite, Headingley Carnegie Stadium in front of a packed and engaged audience.
"I value that I can bring different things to the table and the things that I bring should never be undervalued" Paula Dunn #CarnegieEvents— Kelly Scotney (@KellyScotneyPR) April 28, 2016
The event was also featured on BBC Radio Leeds' West Yorkshire Sport Daily Show as a special Women Sports Coaches Forum.
Speaking about the series, Carnegie Conversations organiser and Carnegie Associate Dean, Dr Helen Whitrod Brown commented: "It continues to be an absolute privilege to host so many talented and inspirational speakers who continue to give their time to support this community engagement initiative and plans are already in place to bring a similar line up of talent for 2017."
The series has already played host to stars from the world of sport, including Leeds Rhino’s legend, Kevin Sinfield, Yorkshire Carnegie Head Coach, Bryan Redpath and Yorkshire County Cricket Club first-team Coach, Jason ‘Dizzy’ Gillespie.
The Carnegie Conversations series will return again in January 2017. For information on this and other Leeds Beckett events go to our events pages and to join in the conversation use the hashtag #CarnegieEvents.