FCN x World Athletics Highlighting Female Leaders in Track & Field


This 12 minute video created by the Female Coaching Network on behalf of World Athletics, features a number of inspirational women in athletics, who share their own thoughts on gender equity and why there is a lack of opportunities for women at the upper echelons in the sport.

Introduction: Vicky Huyton, Founder of the Female Coaching Network

Lilly-Ann O’Hora – Women in Sport Manger at Athletics Ireland

Laura Turner-Alleyne – Sprints, Hurdles and Combined events coach – GB

Donna Raynor – Former President of the Bermuda Athletics Association, now a member of the World Athletics Development Commission

Polyxeni Argeitaki – Professor of Athletics at the University of Athens and winner of the World Athletics Woman’s Award in 2016

Linda Nicholson – Horizontal Jumps Coach and member of the UKA Jumps Advisory Board

Linda Nielsen – 400m Hurdler for GB

We asked them 3 questions:

  • What do you feel are the remaining and current barriers for women reaching the top leadership levels in Athletics Globally?
  • Why does Athletics need equity and equality of opportunity for women?
  • What tips or advice would you give to other women in high performance sport?