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27 February 2018

COMMERCIAL Director for Burton Albion Football Club, Fleur Robinson, is set to host the inaugural ‘Inspiring your Future’ event for around 100 sixth form female students tomorrow.

Being held at the Pirelli Stadium, home of the EFL Championship club, the event will take place in the lead up to International Women’s Day, which is celebrated on Thursday 8th March 2018.

It aims to inspire the students to focus on their personal development as they begin to think about further education, work and their future.

A highlight of the event will be a talk from Sophie Bradley-Auckland who has played football at England and Olympic level.   She will be sharing her journey and personal experiences, including the tough times and magical moments along the way.

The event is kindly sponsored by the Professional Footballers’ Association, Staffordshire University and The Football Association.  

The students will take part in four interactive workshops held by experts including making the right choices around finance, how to make a positive impact and keeping active through sport to support for mental wellbeing.  To close the event local business people will participate in a live networking session with the students who will put into practice their new found skills.

Fleur, who is Commercial Director at Burton Albion, a Council Member of The Football Association and an ambassador for BTEC, is delighted to host the event.

She said: “In today’s busy world I believe strongly that if young people develop their softer skills, such as communicating with confidence and learning how to become work or further education ready, they will be better prepared to make the right choices in life.                                                                                  

“International Women's Day is a great opportunity to celebrate and make a positive difference for women and I am delighted that we have been able to unite these 100 young women to focus on their future.”

- International Women’s Day celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements for women.  It also marks a call for action for accelerating gender parity.  International Women’s Day has been celebrated for over a century, with the first run by the suffragettes in 1911.

- Thank you to the following organisations who have volunteered their time to this event: Burton Albion Community Trust, the English Football League, FCM Associates Ltd, KC Training, Positive Impact Communication & Training, Burton & District Chamber of Commerce and Johnson’s Marketing.

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