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Co-ordinated by St Ninian’s High School and the SFA, the focus was on encouraging young girls to participate and pursue careers in sport by hearing from inspirational women.

The event saw 130 girls take part in a Q&A with Glasgow City FC head of youth Amy McDonald, 5,000m runner Freya Murray, mountain biker Kerry MacPhee, hockey player Alison Bell, netballer Lesley McDonald, rugby player Lindsey Smith and women from the reporting field.

“I think what we’re doing is great because we’re getting girls involved at a much younger age. Only a few of them played football so a lot of them were interested in other sports.

“But it was good to see the rugby girls here because they have completely different views. The questions asked were not entirely football-based, so opened my mind up to other things in sport rather than what we’d normally focus on.”

With the FIFA Women’s World Cup currently under way in Canada, and following on from the success of Women’s Sport Week which took place earlier this month, more attention is being paid to female participation in sport.

 

 

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