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Louise Bennie

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Blog 37: Auld Reekie Roller Girls head Stateside

In this Blog we hear from Caroline Gibb (Mallory Powers) of Auld Reekie Roller Girls, as they head Stateside to face world’s top roller derby teams Auld Reekie Roller Girls (ARRG) are currently ranked 48th in the world and this month we’ll be the only UK team representing at the Big O Tournament in Oregon, playing four games in four days against teams ranked as many as twenty places above us. Good results could mean qualification for divisional play-offs and another US trip later in the year.   (more…)
Louise Bennie
April 24, 2016
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Blog 36: Scottish Karate Governing Body’s ‘Women’s Coaching Week’

Scottish Karate Governing Body’s ‘Women’s Coaching Week’ From the 7th-13th of March 2016 the Scottish Karate Governing Body (SKGB) ran a ‘Women’s coaching week’ encouraging club coaches across Scotland to give some of their most experienced women a shot at coaching the class. Scottish Karate’s director of women and girl’s interests, Chloe Maclean, explains why the SKGB done this, and the success of the event. (more…)
Louise Bennie
March 24, 2016
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Blog 35: Pushy parent, or pain in the ass?

Pushy Parent or Pain in the Ass - Can we recover what we have lost in youth football? We hear from Michael, who describes himself as 'a pushy parent and pain in the ass'.  MIchael has a plan that he believes will bring back the fun into youth sport, engage parents and children into sports and reap the proven benefits to communities. (more…)
Louise Bennie
March 21, 2016
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Blog 34: Youth Link National Youth Worker of the Year 2016 nominee Rohanna Irvine

Nominee Rohanna Irvine is changing lives with her work in the east of Glasgow.  Her colleague tells us all about her work and the woman herself. It’s great when you can work alongside your friends and even more so when you see one of them deservedly up for an award.  I’ve worked with Rohanna for over three years at Active East and prior to that she was a sessional coach in a programme I managed for Badminton Scotland.  I want you to know a little bit more about Rohanna and why I and all of Scottish Sports Futures think she really…
Louise Bennie
March 15, 2016
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Blog 33: Danii Joyce S.W.I.S. Sportswoman of the Year 2015

I know it’s an old cliché, but life really is a rollercoaster.   I am so happy be involved in so much in the sport I love but at times I really was close to giving up. Although I am almost profoundly deaf now, I was not born that way.  At the age of 5 it was identified I had a moderate hearing loss which fortunately for me stayed pretty static through primary school and the start of secondary, so much so that I chose not to use a hearing aid as I was coping so well. I did though…
Louise Bennie
February 4, 2016