Brock Sports launches Women in Sport Group

Brock Sports is establishing a new group to engage women in sport and help elevate them on the athletics landscape.

The Brock Sports Women in Sport Group is looking to start with a series of virtual meetings to cover critical topics such as:

  • Building a positive team culture
  • Confidence and leadership
  • Body image and mental health
  • Building equity in sport
  • Building yourself outside of sport
  • Goal setting

The initiative is spearheaded by Brock Sports Medicine Athletic Therapist Kelsey Marshall.

“This has been a passion project of mine with the goal of fostering a supportive space for females to discuss relevant information and issues within our lives and sport,” said Marshall. “Women have so much to contribute as leaders. I want to amplify how we are heard and represented.”

Any athletes or Brock Sports staff who identify as female are encouraged to attend the inaugural meeting via Microsoft Teams on Wednesday, Sept. 23 from 7 to 9 p.m. by visiting this link.

“We will look to invite and include our male counterparts for certain meetings as it’s important to have them at the table to promote positive change,” added Marshall.

Longtime Athletic Therapist Karen Millar (right) of Brock Sports Medicine is one of nine committee members of the new Women in Sport Group.

The Brock Sports Women in Sport Group will feature guest speakers who will present knowledge, run workshops and conduct panel sessions in order to foster a positive discussion.

The group’s committee consists of nine women across Brock Sports: Marshall, Associate Director of Brock Sports Emily Allan, Athletic Therapist Karen Millar, women’s swimming Assistant Coach Victoria Culp, rowing Assistant Coach Mary Rao, cheerleading and golf Head Coach Tara Savoie, Lead Sport Performance Coach Vicki Bendus, Game Day and Special Events Co-ordinator Erica Wortley and women’s hockey Head Coach Margot Page.

Meetings will be held virtually each month.

“Ultimately, we want to cultivate the growth of strong female leadership for the next generation,” said Marshall.

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