International Women’s Day – Megan Higgins

Name: Megan Higgins

Job Title: Women and Girl Coordinator

Job role: My role within the Trust is to increase female participation in physical activities, increase access for females to have the opportunity in sport and is to provide sporting routes throughout the community.

What inspired you to be a part of RUCST? I first starting working for Rotherham United as a NCS leader in summer 2016 after graduating from Salford University. After discovering what RUCST is about and there passion, I became in love with what they believed in. The beginning of 2017, I got a call asking about the role of the Women and Girls Coordinator and for the past three months I’ve loved every minute of the role.

What sporting background do you have? I started very young loving sports as I followed my sister by attending karate for five years (6years-11years). One afternoon I arrived home from school with a letter from Mexborough Football Cub to come attend a training session and from that moment on I haven’t stopped kicking a football ever since. Throughout school my participation kept interested because I had positive role model as teachers.

What is your background? (Career, study and jobs) After leaving school I went on to do A level in Sports at Dearne Valley College followed by a Sports coaching and school sport degree at Salford University. While at University every summer I travelled for 3 months over to the United States to coach football (soccer) to ages 3-18 with Challenger Sorts. In 2016 I went Over to New Jeresy/ New York for 6 months with ATSC to coach and deliver advanced football sessions, while directing female clubs.

Do you find it important for females to be equal to males? Why? I believe it is very important that women become equal to men and have the same opportunities as everyone deserves to be treated as equals. There’s a light at the end of tunnel for equality so women and girls take a step forward and believe in yourself.