Supporting the Women’s Sport Leadership Academy

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British Rowing welcomed three female leaders; Victoria Aguirregomezcorta, Argentina; Oluode Olumbunmi, Nigeria; Sevara Ganiyeva, Uzbekistan (mini biographies below) to Great Britain at the weekend, from our wider international rowing community. These women visited primarily to attend the Women’s Sport Leadership Academy, organised by the Anita White Foundation (AWF) and Females Achieving Brilliance (FAB) which is currently being held at the University of Chichester (22 – 26 June). To optimise their trip over here and make it as enjoyable as possible, they were given a tour of the English Institute of Sport centre at Bisham Abbey. After that they went straight into the heart of women’s rowing by attending Henley Women’s Regatta (HWR) for the entirety of the regatta, also attending the HWR dinner to meet with some of the overseas rowers and coaches.

Mini biographies:

Victoria Aguirregomezcorta, Argentina

· Former rower

· Teacher and Director´s assistant at Colegio Santa Teresa, Tigre, Buenos Aires (since 2010)

· International Umpire, including an Olympic Qualifier Regatta and World Cups since 2001

Sevara Ganiyeva, Uzbekistan

· Former international rower

· Works for the Uzbekistan rowing and canoeing federation

· A FISA umpire and a member of the FISA Youth Commission

Oluode Olumbunmi, Nigeria

· National Sports Commission, Federal Secretariat, Abuja, Nigeria. (Secretary General of Nigeria Rowing Canoe & Sailing Federation and Coach)

· Currently undertaking a masters in sports administration

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