commonwealth games legacy


Blog 6: week in the life of an amateur athlete and Power2Podium contender

Kimberly Murray is a full-time exercise physiologist for the SportScotland Institute of sport, who on top of a busy job competes in athletics over 200m, 400m and long jump. Despite maintaining her training schedule of 5-6 sessions a week, Kimberly is currently putting herself through the paces as a part of the UK sport talent ID process for Power2Podium; an initiative similar to Girls4Gold, which saw Lizzie Yarnold win gold at the Winter Olympics in Sochi 2014. Kimberly will be non-stop treating athletes during the Commonwealth Games and as if this isn't all enough, she will be squeezing in a…

Blog 1: Am I a ‘tom boy’ or just a girl who likes to play sport?

Scottish Women in Sport is dedicated to increasing the participation, promotion and celebration of women's sport, and as part of our efforts we begin our blog series to highlight inspirational stories from around the country and in turn share knowledge and experiences. We aim to create a strong community of Scottish Women in Sport and help support each other in the process. In the first of our blog series Jenny Jack, a Youth Development Officer at Edinburgh Leisure shares her journey in sport and her thoughts on how we capture legacy from the Commonwealth Games. We're sure many of you…