ALTIS have teamed up with The Female Coaching Network (FCN) for this year’s International Women’s Day (IWD), to celebrate the community of female Track & Field coaches around the globe.
Female coaches in Track & Field are under-represented, particularly at the elite end of the sport. During the World Athletics Championships in 2019, less than 2% of all competing athletes had a female coach; in the U.K. less than 8% of athletes in the Top 100 of each event have a female coach; and in the US, only 15% of NCAA D1 Track & Field teams are led by a female coach.
“Female coaches in Track & Field are under-represented, particularly at the elite end of the sport.”
However, while these women may be low in numbers, they are high in success and experience. And that is what we want to celebrate during this year’s IWD.
Throughout the day, we will be posting videos and images of female track & field coaches on our social media platforms to celebrate their achievements, and share their experiences.
International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.
Significant activity is witnessed worldwide as groups come together to celebrate women’s achievements or rally for women’s equality.
SUPPORT FOR FEMALE COACHES
Just over a year ago we shared news of the launch of our Women in Coaching Initiative (WICI) – a collaborative partnership with the Female Coaching Network (FCN) – with the shared goal of helping to provide education and opportunity for women interested in coaching.
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