On Thursday 18 September, Bolton School is hosting the GSA ‘Girls Go Gold Conference’, for the north of England.
The event will see two keynote speakers: Olympic gold rower Helen Glover MBE, and Jenny Meadows, the current 800m indoor European champion. Jenny’s coach and husband, Trevor Painter, will also present a session.
The overarching theme for the day is “Where Sport Can Take You”. A variety of speakers and workshops will display the many career paths in sport. Moreover, a range of Higher Education institutions will be present to enable girls to consider the opportunities for study that lie ahead.
Tracey Neville, former England netball player and Commonwealth Games competitor, will run a netball workshop; Victoria Cotton, BBC Sport Producer, will talk about TV sports production and Sonia Oxley of Reuters will present on sports journalism.
There will be four practical sessions run by University staff on sports and biomechanics testing, sports intervention, sports rehab and physiotherapy and there will be a seminar on podiatry.
Girls will also have the opportunity to learn about overseas sports placements, through Sporting Chance USA, as an alternative pathway. It will show them how to develop both academic and sports scholarship opportunities in the USA.
Girls from independent schools across the country will attend the event.