Fourth Event 7th December 2020 – Rehanne Skinner

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

Monday 7th December 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.

Looking Back on Our Third Event with Biljana Danicic

During our 3rd event, sports leaders and coaches around the Globe joined us in hearing the story of the European Athletics Deputy Head of Communications, Biljana Danicic. Biljana shared her story of fleeing her home country of Croatia during the Balkan war, and becoming a refugee in Serbia. Her passion for wanting to be an athlete and being involved in track & field is what helped her push through the tough times and led her to have had many roles within athletics throughout her career so far.

Biljana also shared with us how her working life has been affected by Covid-19, having been able to work from home back home in Serbia during the summer month and now being back in Lausanne where she is based for work.

Biljana’s parting advice for those in attendance was:

Have your dream, work on it everyday, step by step and one day you will reach it. Invest in yourself, invest in your education. You might lose your house, you might be a refugee as I was, you might need to build your life from the beginning again…but no one can steal your education from you. Whatever it is you invest with yourself, stays with yourself, so just be brave and fight for your dreams.”

“I was left feeling inspired and humbled by Biljana’s story.  To learn what she went through, but to hear how she stuck to her dream and the passion she has for her sport left me with a renewed sense of purpose and focus on my own career goals.”

~ Attendee

Special Guest for 7th December 2020 Rehanne Skinner

Rehanne Skinner is the brand new Head Coach of Tottenham Hotspur Women’s Football Club (UK)

Until recently, Rehanne was the England Women’s National Team Assistant Head Coach to Phil Neville, having initially joined them three years earlier as Women’s National Head Coach (U18-U21s).

Rehanne has also held the position of Assistant Manager at Arsenal where she worked for three years alongside Laura Harvey during a highly successful period for the team from 2010, lifting two Women’s Super League titles, two Conti Cups and one FA Cup, as well as reaching the UEFA Champions League semi-finals on two occasions.

Rehanne was also the Team Great Britain Assistant Coach to Kay Cossington at the World Student Games, winning the gold medal in 2013 before spending time overseas coaching in Florida. She returned to the UK in 2016 with the Wales Women’s National Team as Assistant Manager before taking up her role in 2017 with the FA, her second spell at the governing body having coached England national youth teams for seven years earlier in her career.

As a player, she represented Middlesbrough and Leicester City, working her way up the coaching ranks at the latter where she took on the roles of Girls Centre Of Excellence Technical Director, Girls U19 Academy Director, Community Manager and Women’s First Team Manager.