Third Event – 2nd November 2020. Special Guest Biljana Danicic

Join us for our third FCN | European Sports Leadership & Coaching Network event on:

Monday 2nd November 2020 at 18:00 GMT

The FCN | European Sports Leadership & Coaching Network aims to provide an interactive and supportive platform for women in sports leadership and coaching to connect, share and develop. 

The project will encourage discussion on a variety of topics including; how to navigate through a male dominated arena, negotiating salaries and insights into the workings of the high performance sports industry.

Each webinar will begin with an introduction to our special guests along with an insight into their current role and the challenges they face. The rest of the webinar will involve questions from attendees and open discussions around leadership and coaching.

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Looking Back at Our Second Meeting with Houda Loukili in October

During our second event, coaches, leaders and sports people from around the Globe joined us to hear the inspirational story of former Dutch Kickboxing Champion Houda Loukili as she shared her journey into sports leadership.

Houda started her talk by encouraging all attendees to stand up and shadow box…just to make sure everyone was awake and ready to take part! Houda began her talk sharing her relationship with her sports mad Dad, and how she fell in love with sport and physical activity when she stepped into the fight gym for the first time.

Houda was very honest about the challenges she faced, not only as the only girl in a male dominated gym, but also the judgement she received when she made the decision to train and fight in a Hijab.

After sharing videos and photos of her fights, as well as her current work in encouraging girls to take part in sport, attendees had the opportunity to ask Houda questions about her advice, experience and tips for being a woman coach and leader.

“My start doesn’t say anything about my finish”

Meet Our Special Guest: Biljana Danicic

Biljana Danicic is the European Athletics Deputy Head of Communications and her role includes responsibility for branding, public relations, publications, communication activities and media operations.

She is also an event project leader and has been involved in the successful delivery of many of European Athletics’ major competitions and other events in the last eight years, including four European Athletics Championships and many other continental athletics championships.

Biljana has been with European Athletics since 2011 but prior to her move to Lausanne Biljana was the Athletics Federation of Serbia’s Project Manager for international events as well as Marketing and Communication Manager from 2008 to 2011.

Her time with the federation coincided with Serbia bidding for and then successfully staging a number of international athletics meetings. She was also involved in the organisation of the 2009 FISU Universiade in her native Belgrade and the 2007 European Youth Olympic Festival in the same city.

In addition, Biljana is part of the support team of the reigning world indoor, European outdoor and indoor long jump champion Ivana Spanovic, providing consultancy to her compatriot on marketing and public relations.

Join us for our third FCN | European Sports Leadership & Coaching Network event on Monday 2nd November 2020 at 18:00GMT, as Biljana shares her own story and journey into sport and answers your questions.