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Joanna Hayes – Interview

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  CREDIT: Jeff Cohen Joanna Hayes is an Olympic Gold Medallist and a Track Coach from the USA.  As an athlete, Joanna originally specialised in the...

Phoebe Schecter – Interview

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  Phoebe Schecter is an American Football Coach and player from both the USA and Great Britain.  Phoebe moved to Cheshire, England from Connecticut, USA in...

Abi Irozuru – Interview

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  Abi Irozuru is a multi talented athlete from the U.K.  Not only is she an international level Long Jumper competing for GB at the...

Jennifer King – Interview

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  Jennifer King is an Intern Running Back Coach for the Carolina Panthers - one of the very few female coaches who is or has...

Lori Locust – Interview

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  Lori Locust joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers NFL team after working as the defensive line coach for the Birmingham Iron of the Alliance of...

Edniesha Curry – Interview

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  Edniesha Curry is the only female coach within the NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball league.  That’s the ‘only one’ out of over 1,300 male...

Hayley Gossow – Interview

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  Hayley Gossow is an Aussie Rules Football Coach from Australia and currently a Development coach for Carlton Football Club. Having spent her high school years...

Anne Hare – Interview

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Anne Hare is a running coach from New Zealand who reached the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Final for the 5,000m. Having also competed in 3...

Kathy Butler – Interview

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  Kathy Butler is an endurance running coach and athlete. was born in Edinburgh, Scotland and moved to England then Canada at 11 and again...

Sam Rapoport – Interview

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  Sam Rapoport is a former American Football player who is the Senior Director of Football Development at the NFL. In recent years, the NFL has...

Becky Carlson – Interview

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    Becky Carlson is a D1 Rugby Coach in the USA.  Becky has been in NCAA college coaching (USA) for more than a decade and...

Jools Murray – Interview

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  Jools Murray is the Lead Strength and Conditioning Coach for the England Netball Team who recently returned home from Australia with the Commonwealth Games...

Alex Paske – Interview

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Alex Paske is a coach from the UK who founded Mintridge Events in 2014 aged only 24. She is passionate about giving all young...

Bridget Martin – Interview

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  Bridget Martin is the Girls Varsity Head Track and Field Coach at PCM High School, Monroe, Iowa, USA. ?Bridget began her coaching career as...

Susan Merlucci-Reno – Interview

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  Susan Merlucci-Reno is a boxing coach at the Fire Department of New York. The boxing team named “Bravest Boxing Squad”, consists of men and...

Jamie Goldsmith – Interview

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Jamie Goldsmith is six games into her rookie season with the Connecticut Whale of the National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL). Despite being new to...

Dr Sherylle Calder – Interview

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  Dr Sherylle Calder is a sports scientist and coach from South Africa who has been having a huge impact on the world of elite...

Liesl Begnaud – Interview

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  Liesl Begnaud is a Triathlon andPara Triathlon Coach from the USA. After competing for over 13 years, she wanted to share her knowledge with...

Marieke van Wanroij – Interview

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  Marieke van Wanroij is a Dutch retired professional cyclist, a sports podiatrist and also a former student of the Johan Cruyff Institute. Now, Marieke runs...

Donna Fraser – Interview

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  Donna Fraser is one of the UK’s most successful 400m runners who competed at 4 consecutive Olympic Games and is now the Vice President...

Karen Ephraim – Interview

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  Karen Ephraim is a professor of the Master in Coaching course at the Johan Cruyff Institute, Amsterdam. Since 2010, Karen has been teaching the...

Tracy Demerath – Interview

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  Tracy Demerath is an assistant Track and Field Coach from the US, who is a retired runner herself and began coaching with a passion...

Manon Bradley – Interview

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  Manon Bradley is a World Record holding powerlifter, multiple World Champion and powerlifting coach and was the first female President of the British Drug...

Carmelita Jeter – Interview

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Carmelita Jeter is the fastest woman alive over the 100m with a time of 10.64 seconds.  She currently holds a total of 4 Gold,...

Maria M. Cornelius

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    Maria M. Cornelius is the author of “The Final Season”, a book dedicated to the last coaching season of one of the most legendary,...

Lauren Fisher – Interview

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Lauren Fisher is a rowing coach from the UK and currently works as the High Performance Coach with the U23 squads. Having recently had...

Eilish & Liz McColgan

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  Coach-athlete partnerships don’t come much better than this…Liz and Eilish McColgan have one of the greatest sporting partnership in history – mother and daughter.   Liz...

Emma Doyle – Interview

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  Emma Doyle is an international tennis coach and presenter based in Melbourne, Australia.  She has been in performance tennis coaching for over 20 years, specializing...

Rachel Yankey – Interview

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  Rachel Yankey is one of England Football’s most capped players with 129 (to date) to her name.  She plays number 11 and is a...

Liz & Eilish McColgan

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Coach-athlete partnerships don’t come much better than this…Liz and Eilish McColgan have one of the greatest sporting partnership in history – mother and daughter. Liz...

Jazz Hervin – Interview

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  Jazz Hervin is a passionate young football coach from the South West of England and has been with the FCN since day one…in fact,...

Cathy Breslin – Interview

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  Cathy Breslin is an athletics coach based in the UK and specialises in coaching the throwing events to under-15 and under-17 boys and girls. Cathy...

Louise O’Neal – Interview

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  Former Southern Connecticut State coach Louise O'Neal was inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame on 10th June 2017 in and our FCN...

Nicole Farley – Interview

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  Nicole Farley is a futsal and football coach in the UK, working as part of the Regional Talent Centre for Chelsea FC foundation and...

Lisa Alexander – Interview

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  Lisa Alexander is the Head Coach of one of the World’s most successful Netball Teams – the Aussie Diamonds. ?Developing a high-performance culture around...

Shannon Miller – Interview

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  For those of you who have followed the FCN for a while now, you may be familiar with the name Shannon Miller. Shannon is...

Aimée Knight – Interview

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Aimée Knight is a Graduate Sports Therapist based in the North West of England who is also one of the very few women working...

Katie Holder – Interview

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  Katie Holder is a netball coach in the UK with many roles! ?As well as being Director of netball at an independent school, she...

Natalie Nakase – Interview

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  Natalie Nakase is an American professional basketball coach who currently serves as an assistant video coordinator with the Los Angeles Clippers of the National...

Allison McNeil – Interview

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  Allison McNeill is a basketball coach from Canada who has been coaching female athletes for over 30 years. Allison was the been the head...

Louise Capicotto – Interview

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  Louise Capicotto is a powerlifter and athletics coach based in the UK, with plenty of sporting roles to her name. As well being the...

Laura Wake – Interview

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  Laura Wake has many roles within the world of sport. As well as being a 400m runner for Great Britain, she is also a...

Kelly McNiff – Interview

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  Kelly McNiff is the Assistant Coach for the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Women’s Basketball Team. Kelly is in her 16th year of coaching having been...

Evie Carter – Interview

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Evie Carter is a professional golf teacher / coach from the UK who works with a variety of ages and abilities. ?Having played Golf...

Marina Armstrong – Interview

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  Marina Armstrong is a track & field coach based in the U.K. and achieved her Masters in Athletics in 1983 in Moscow. She has...

Ellish McColgan – Interview

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Ellish McColgan is a middle distance athlete for Great Britain who competes in the 3000m steeplechase and the 5000m. Having competed at the London...

Toni Fuller -Interview

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Toni Fuller is an American Football Player from the USA.  The below interview was conducted by Tina Prescott.   To be honest; I was going to...

Nadia Kean – Interview

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  Better known in the roller derby community as Smarty Pants, Nadia Kean has been there since almost the beginning of the resurgence of roller...

Lydia Greenway – Interview

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  Lydia Greenway is a retired English cricketer with four Ashes wins and two World Cups to her name. Having retired this summer, Lydia made...

Aimee Boorman – Interview

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  Aimee Boorman is a Gymnastics Coach from Chicago, USA and is coach to one of the greatest female gymnasts to have ever lived.  Aimee...

Tori Bee- Interview

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    Tori Bee is a Women's Flat Track Roller Derby Coach from the U.K. From starting in January 2011 with Manchester Roller Derby, she started...

Maha El Nasser – Interview

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  Maha El Nasser is a Roller Derby Coach from the US, now based in the UK. ?Maha got hooked on the sport after taking...

Paula Dunn – Interview

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  Paula Dunn is the Head Coach to the GB Paralympic Track & Field team who came back from the Rio Games with their biggest...

Melissa Barbieri – Interview

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    Melissa Barbieri is the newly appointed Head Coach to the Heidelberg United women’s team, after recently retiring from being the Australian Women’s Soccer National...

Alison O’Riordan – Interview

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  Alison O’Riordan is a British Athletics Level 3 and an Athletics Australia Level 5 (Master) coach with a background in biomechanics and education. Having...

Karen Brown – Interview

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    Karen Brown is a Field Hockey Coach from the U.K. 2016 has been one hell of a year for Karen Brown. In January, she...

Samantha James – Interview

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  Samantha James has been coaching elite gymnastics for 16 years. She coaches out of the Europa Gymnastics Centre where she coaches Ireland’s first female...

Chenel Soho Tillman-Brooks – Interview

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Coach SoHo is the Head Coach of the Austin Yellow Jackets, a womens team operating out of Central Texas. She has been involved in...

Liz McColgan – Interview

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  Liz McColgan-Nuttall MBE is a Scottish former middle-distance and long-distance runner. She won the gold medal for the 10,000 metres at the 1991 World...

Laurel Bailey – Interview

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  Laurel Bailey is the Head Coach at British Swimming Club Warrender Baths Club, U.K.  Originally from Australia, Laurel has had a very successful coaching...

Phoebe Schecter – Interview

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Phoebe Schecter has been involved in the British Women's game since its conception. Now making her move into coaching, we talk about her achievements...

Katrina Sainovich – Interview

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  We meet with Katrina Sainovich Line Coach for the Hill City Stampede, a men?s semi professional team in Lynchburg, Virginia. A exciting young coach...

Joan McDonald – Interview

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  Joan McDonald is the National Recurve Coach for Canada’s Archery Team and is heading to her 6th Olympic Games as a coach. Now at...

Louise Braithwaite – Interview

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  Louise Braithwaite is a Rollerderby Coach skates under the name Treblemaker #909 with Hereford Roller Girls (UK). Not only a coach for her travel...

Danielle Stefano – Interview

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  Danielle Stefano is an elite Triathlon coach at the Victorian Institute of Sport, Australia. She is in fact the only female high performance coach...

Rosie Peacock – Interview

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In a sport with no set recognised coaching qualification and no defined pathway, anything and everything is possible. While the lack of structure can...

Montana Molyneux – Interview

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  Montana Molyneux is the Head Ski Coach at Sun Peaks alpine ski resort, located 50 kms northeast of Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada. Montana grew up...

Linda Irish Bostic – Interview

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  Linda Irish Bostic is the Head Coach at Palm Beach Masters Swimming Club, on the Florida Gold Coast, USA. She was a competitive swimmer...

Sara Gross – Interview

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Sara Gross is a two-time Ironman winner, a former North American Ironman Champion and European Long Course Triathlon Champion. Sara?s triathlon career spanned 12...

Carla Nicholls – Interview

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  Having originally interviewed Carla back in November 2014, back then, Carla Nicholls was the Event Lead for Jumps and Combined Events with Athletics Canada…she...

Keila Molina – Interview

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  Keila Molina is from Venezuela and has been involved with the Coaches Across Continent project in Brazil learning the skills needed to be a...

Lori Locust – Interview

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  Lo Locust is an American Football Coach at her local team the Central Penn Capitals, who are a professional men’s indoor team based in...

Yihua Li – Interview

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  Yihua Li is a former Chinese Olympic diver and four times World Champion. After retiring from competition, she moved to Canada and has been...

Sarah Stone – Interview

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  Sarah Stone is tennis coach and a passionate teacher, Sarah has seen and worked with players of all ages and standards. Currently residing in...

Linn Risvang – Interview

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  Linn Risvang is a Norwegian Strength and Conditioning Coach to the Danish Men’s National Lacrosse Team. As well as this, Linn founded her own...

Helen Potter – Interview

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  Helen Potter is a gymnastics coach from the UK who is not only Head Coach at Bristol Hawks Gymnastics Club but also the Personal...

Kat Merchant – Interview

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  Kat Merchant has played international rugby for nine years, where the 28-year-old has earned 58 caps and has scored an impressive 44 tries for...

Nora Dooley – Interview

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  Nora Dooley is a coach with a very interesting coaching lifestyle! She is the Self-Directed Learning Coach and ASK for Choice Strategist for Coaches...

Di Carn – Interview

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  Di Carn is a Taekwondo Master from Australia. Her achievements have included competing in numerous local, state, national, international and commonwealth competitions, both in...

Samantha Meade – Interview

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  Samantha Meade is a Netball Performance coach who loves her job! Working with the National Governing Body England Netball, Samantha works directly with athletes to...

Bobbie Kelsey – Interview

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    Bobbie Kelsey is the Head Coach to the University of Wisconsin (USA) Women’s Basketball Team. After playing basketball under legendary college coach Tara VanDeveer,...

Sarah Jauncey – Interview

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Sarah Jauncey is an American Football Coach from the UK. From the glitz and glamour of multi-million dollar franchises in the US, Sarah coaches the...

Marnelli Dimzon – Interview

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  Marnelli Dimzon, also known as 'Let Dimzon', is a former Philippine international footballer and coach. She is the current head coach of the?FEU Lady...

Vickie Croley – Interview

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Vickie Croley is not only one of the very few female coaches working at the elite levels of track and field, but is also...

Kitty Chiller – Interview

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  Kitty Chiller is a former modern pentathlete who represented Australia at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. In 2013 she was named as the...

Kilee Taflinger – Interview

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  Kilee Taflinger is just one of two female strength and conditioning coaches working with a Division I men's basketball program (top Division in the...

Gail Parata – Interview

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  Gail Parata is the New Zealand born Head Coach to the Scottish Netball Team. Since 2013, Gail has taken them to a top 10...

Annabelle Eaton – Interview

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  Annabelle is a rowing coach from Australia and joined the Melbourne University Boat Club team in September 2014 after a successful career coaching schoolgirls...

Ute Scholl – Interview

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Ute Scholl is a fencing coach who works in both the UK and Germany as a Sport and Exercise Physician. With no Fencing club...

Masuma Hossaini – Interview

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  Masuma Hossaini is determined to educate fellow Afghan women and girls about the health benefits of staying fit through exercising and to provide a...

Margaret Foster – Interview

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  Margaret Foster is a New Zealand Netball coach with a big passion for her sport. Having played for the Silver Ferns (NZ National Team)...

Ria Ramnarine – Interview

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  Ria Ramnarine became Trinidad & Tobago's first Boxing World Champion in 2005 and has since gone on to not only win a whole host...

Vera Pauw – Interview

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Vera Pauw has made a mark in the history of Women’s Football WorldWide. Vera set a number of unique records in Dutch football as...

Sarah Lowdon – Interview

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Sarah Lowdon who is originally from Newcastle, England, is currently the Assistant Coach at Sam Houston State University and Intern Coach at Houston Dash...

Bec Goddard – Interview

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  Bec Goddard is an Aussie Rules Football coach in Australia.  Aussie Rules Football is Australia’s biggest sport which isn’t played professionally in any other...

Sophie Christiansen Interview

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  Sophie Christiansen is one of Great Britain's most successful Paralympic athletes having competed at three consecutive Paralympic Games and winning medals at all three....

Manisha Tailor – Interview

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  Manisha Tailor has taken the football industry by storm ever since she embarked on a career change in 2011. After working as a teacher...

Jimena Rojas – Interview

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Jimena Rojas becomes only the second female coach to work with a professional men’s football team in Costa Rica after Delia Villalobos in 1996....

Nyree Hanna – Interview

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  As well as being a hockey coach, you play golf and have run two marathons. Where does your love of sports originate from? My...

Shannon Miller – Interview

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One Woman’s Fight For Equality… In 1972, a law was passed in the United States, which prohibited discrimination on the basis of gender to all...

Melissa Hyndman – Interview

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  Melissa Hyndman is an international netball coach who has travelled the World coaching the sport she loves. Originally from New Zealand, Melissa has had...

Danielle Bouchard – Interview

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  Danielle Bouchard is a Canadian boxing coach, who, for 2 Pan American Games in a row, had her boxers achieving 2 Golds and 1...

Virginie Dufresne – Interview

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  Virginie Dufresne is a running coach from Canada and has a passion for physical preparation and testing combined with her teaching and coaching experience...

Michelle Abella – Interview

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  Michelle Abella is a basketball coach from Canada and is ready to take the next step in her evolving coaching career as she begins...

Jennifer King – Interview

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  Jennifer King enters her ninth year as a member of The Pride women’s basketball staff in 2014-15 and leads one of the finest women’s...

Jools Murray – Interview

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  Jools Murray is a talented Ultimate Frisbee player and an ambitious Strength and Conditioning Coach who currently works alongside the England Netball Squad with...

Lois Fidler – Interview

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  Lois Fidler began life at The FA in the Women's National Player Development Centre and provided full-time scholarships to a number of talented young...

Lin Dunn – Interview

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Lin Dunn is a true legend in basketball coaching.  Throughout her career, Lin Dunn has fought for equality and change. Denied the opportunity to...

Rikki Bingham – Interview

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  Rikki Bingham became a Compound Archery Coach with the GB Paralympic Squad after a successful career as an archer herself. With World and European...

Jennifer Huggins – Interview

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  Jennifer Huggins owns and operates Kingsway Boxing Club in Toronto, Canada. As an Oympic Boxing Official with AIBA, she works the sport from the inside...

Mandy Bujold – Interview

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  Mandy Bujold is a Canadian boxer whose career was launched following a successful 2006 when she claimed the Canadian National Championship and Boxer of...

Bev Priestman – Interview

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  Bev Priestman is a football coach from the U.K. Everton FC knew she was a winner, hiring her even before she finished university. A...

Nicky Pearson – Interview

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  Nicky Pearson originally from Fulham in the UK, moved to Canada in 1980 at only 15 years old. She joined a local women’s soccer?team...

Debbie Ferguson – McKenzie – Interview

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  One of the most successful female track and field athletes of all time, Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie is a five time Olympian with medals of every...

Nicole Lincoln – Interview

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  Nicole Lincoln is one very busy track and field coach! Based in Illinois, USA, Nicole set up her own track & field club after...

Anita Broad – Interview

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    Anita Broad is the Vice-Chairman and Education & Research Officer at Stoolball, England. She is a third generation Stoolball player and after attending a coaching...

Marlene Bjornsrud – Interview

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  Marlene Bjornsrud has been one of the most influential women at the heart of women’s sport in the US for over 35 years. Her...

Shireen Ahmed – Interview

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  Shireen Ahmed is a writer, public speaker and Sports Activist focusing on Muslim women in Sports. She is an athlete, advocate, community organizer, and works...

Molly McKeon Interview

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Molly McKeon is an Ultimate Frisbee Coach from Seattle, USA. Working in a coffee shop by day, Molly juggles her coaching commitments in the...

Anna Dockalova – Interview

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Anna started playing Lacrosse in 1998 after a recruitment at her primary school in Prague, Radot'n. ?She soon went on to play for the...

Marieanne Spacey – Interview

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  Since the birth of the Women's Football Super League in the UK in 2010 and with the formation of the Team GB football team...

Carla Nicholls – Interview

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  Carla Nicholls is currently the National Event Group Coach for Jumps and Combined Events with Athletics Canada. She has achieved her IAAF Level 5...

Mel Marshall – Interview

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  Mel Marshal is the coach to Swimming World Record Holder Adam Peaty.  Not only is Mel Marshall England's most decorated female athlete ever at...

Lisa Fallon – Interview

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  Lisa Fallon is a UEFA A licensed football coach who works with Northern Ireland men’s National Team and Cork City FC as a Performance/Opposition...

Kate Okrasinksi – Interview

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  Kate Okrasinksi is the head coach for the Dutch Women’s National Lacrosse team and has played for her native Country the USA since she...

Nancy Lieberman – Interview

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Nancy Lieberman is a basketball coach from the U.S.A. The world has been blessed with some truly inspirational sports women over the last century....