Did you know that 26% of women were never encouraged to play sport.
Q: Tell us about your role at WSFF...
A: My role is Executive Assistant which means I have day to day control of office management, keeping on top of finance and HR issues and Sue's ever busy diary. My role needs me to be extremely organised and although I pull this off at work, my personal life is something to be desired!
Q: What has your career involved so far?
A: I started out in the travel industry, inspired by cheap exotic holidays and talking about my favourite holiday destinations every day. I worked my way up at a local award winning travel agency and made it my personal goal to send everyone on at least one skiing holiday in their lifetime. After deciding to go back to college I became a part time ski instructor, not a wise career move as the cost of the instructor's course meant I never actually took home a wage! Having graduated I decided one thing, I didn't want to work in central London. But, here I am in London and loving my job at the Women's Sport and Fitness Foundation.
Q: If you could change only one thing to have a positive impact on women and girls' activity levels, what would it be?
A: I would change the mind-set of young girls and prove that team sports from a young age increase confidence, boost social skills, and create a lifetime of memories.
Q: What's your favourite sport?
A: From my answers above you can guess that my first love is skiing. However, living in the East of England limits my access to snowy mountains! I regularly play netball and have just run my first marathon in New York City. I love watching any sport, especially at an international level.
Q: Most memorable sporting event?
A: On a personal level winning the Andi Capp ski race in Sauze d'Oulx, Italy. I must add this was not a professional race, just one for the tourists. Having crossed the finish line the race organisers decided to speak to 'he' who had won the race. Needless to say they were shocked to see a young, teenage girl's face when I removed my hat and goggles. As a spectator it has to be Jonny Wilkinson's heroic efforts in the Rugby World cup final 2003. I was on a city break in Edinburgh, so our celebrations were limited!
Q: Give us a fascinating fact about yourself:
A: I once ice climbed in the Cairngorms, which was the first and last time!