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Celebrating International Women’s Day at UWS Sirens

8th March 2018

We are celebrating International Women’s Day today by encouraging our netball family to share their achievements and stories. We know that there’s so many women out there doing some incredible things! Here’s a bit more about our athlete’s achievements, and why they are #ChangingTheGame for women and girls around the world!


Ella Gibbons

“Alongside playing with the UWS Sirens, who are #ChangingTheGame and empowering women through sport, I am studying a Masters degree in Equality and Human Rights. I support and work with many awesome women’s groups and campaigners to promote women’s rights in the fight for equality, and celebrate the amazing achievements of women globally. This International Women’s Day, I will #BeBoldForChange and #PressForProgress both on and off the court. Together we can make real change!”


Claire Brownie

“I will #BeBoldForChange and celebrate women’s achievements today. I deliver Sirens for Success, a programme targeted at young girls in schools to help them change their mindset and inspire them through sport, to get the inactive active and the disengaged engaged. I am proud to say that this programme has had a positive impact on the lives of young women, and the programme is now being delivered across Scotland.”


Sara Bayman

“Today I’m celebrating all the women in sport. From those who #PressForProgress, pushing the boundaries and trying to level the playing field, to those who have just started participating or returned to sport. We can all #BeBoldForChange by inspiring each other and the younger generation through our love for sport.”


Nicole Aiken Pinnock and Nicola McCleery

“We are celebrating women because we are strong, bold and beautiful!”


Leah Kennedy

“I will be bold and celebrate women’s achievements today. I am privilidged to be one of the women who was offered the first year of professional netball contracts by England Netball. We have been able to make history in our sport and create a pathway for younger girls to follow into the future. I can now join all the other inspiring women who been able to play their sport at the highest level.”


Lynsey Gallagher

“Today I am celebrating all women in sport. I am lucky to be surrounded by so many inspiring women every single day – my mum, my sister, my team mates & coaches, my colleagues. Continue to do what you do and together we can continue to influence, encourage and motivate the generation of tomorrow!” 
Samantha Murphy and Emily Nicholl
“We will be bold for change because we want to use our sport as a platform to show young girls that anything is possible once they set their mind to it.”
Vanessa Walker
“I am proud to celebrate women’s achievements. A key motivation and achievement for me is being teacher with a positive drive, passion and the desire to make a difference within the classroom. Teaching is about sharing knowledge in pursuit to see growth in both the students and teachers lives. I have seen the value and impact being a teacher adds to one’s life and experienced firsthand the benefits that can be derived when an individual has positive influence in the field.” 
#WeAreUWSSirens and we’re #ChangingTheGame
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