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Marathon run and Golf Day raise over £4000 for women’s sport leaders

Next month, the Women’s Sport Leadership Academy (WSLA) 2014 will bring together outstanding female delegates, eighteen from the UK and twenty from overseas, to provide a unique learning environment that will support the women to further develop their leadership competencies.

Organised by the Anita White Foundation (AWF) and Females Achieving Brilliance (FAB) and supported by the University of Chichester, the WSLA aims to increase the confidence and leadership qualities of women working in sport.

A range of skills, values, strategies and networking opportunities are at the heart of a programme facilitated by women who have found great success at senior positions of sport as varied as policy and decision-making to consultancy and chairship of leading sports organisations.

Two recent events have helped raise over £4000 to facilitate the attendance to WSLA 2014 of women from countries which face particular challenges:

Twenty one women participated in a unique golf day at Goodwood, West Sussex, on May 6th, raising nearly £2500 for WSLA 2014. Organised by Golf at Goodwood in association with FAB and the AWF, “Golf with a difference” proved a great success. Beginners had the opportunity to ‘learn golf in a day’ guided by FAB member Sarah Claridge, and Goodwood Professional Kerry Knowles, while more experienced players took to the 18-hole Downs course playing with a WPGA Professional. All participated in a networking, goal setting and growth mindset session led by Pauline Harrison of FAB.

Sport Development and Management student James Faudemer recently completed the London Marathon in a staggering three hours and three minutes. James had been raising money through his JustGiving page, as well as writing regular updates on how his training was progressing in relation to completing his final year at University. James’ efforts managed to raise over £1500 in total.

The AWF would like to thank James for all his hard work, as well as all who attended the Golf Day.

Additionally, the AWF thanks FAB for their professional development guidance throughout the day and Golf At Goodwood who donated the use of their facilities, and the time of their professionals, to support the AWF.

The money raised will support women leaders from countries which face particular challenges attend WSLA 2014.