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27/09/18 – This Girls Future Conference

posted Oct 8, 2018, 12:13 PM by Moorbridge PRU   [ updated Oct 8, 2018, 12:50 PM ]
Moorbridge Sports Academy attended a conference that was aimed at girls who would benefit from attending a day that reinforced the role of exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle, and for whom positive intervention may encourage participation; and also those, who may consider a career pathway in a sports or leisure related industry.

The event that took place at Benfield School seen over 20 schools and 250+ pupils gain a valuable insight into the sports industry and how many different pathways that they could choose in the future.

Katy Storie opened the event and gave us a great insight into the ups and downs of her childhood, her ballet stories as well as getting involved with weightlifting. She advised all of the girls in the sports hall to be open minded and try many new sports as they may find something that they enjoy and can even turn into a profession just as she did.

The girls then had various workshops to attend throughout the day which included;

·      University choices for sport, numerous degrees and chances for volunteering.
·      Clubbercise
·      Sprinting session with Laura Weightman
·      Netball and handball from qualified coaches with teams in the region.
·      Nutritional advice.

The conference finished off with an excellent closing address from Laura Weightman, Team GB’s 1500m runner. Who like Katy, shared her personal story of ups and downs as well as how various teachers and other support made her the person that she is today.