TWO female students had the chance to go behind-the-scenes at Burton Albion for a day last week following our “Inspiring Your Future” event held in February.
Lauren Wiggins and Lauren Clews attended the event at the Pirelli Stadium in February, which aimed to inspire around 100 sixth form students to focus on their personal development as they begin to think about further education, work and their future.
As part of their day at the Pirelli Stadium, Lauren and Lauren had to collect at least five business cards at a networking event held at the stadium, and subsequently earned the chance to come and see the administrative side of the football club.
The Inspiring Your Future event took place in the lead-up to International Women’s Day, which was celebrated on Thursday, March 8th.
Lauren and Lauren visited several different departments on the day they visited the club, including ticketing, sales & marketing and the media team among others, including Burton Albion Community Trust.
“I was at the “Inspiring Your Future” event, where lots of different schools attended,” said Lauren Wiggins, who is keen to go into coaching and currently plays football both for Burton Albion.
“We were picked to talk about our futures and what we want to do (in life).
“I’d really like to set up my own football academy - especially for women’s footballers. It’s really popular in America and I want it to be popular over here.
“That’s something that’s important to me.”
“We’ve come to meet all the people here today at Burton Albion,” said Lauren Clews.
“We went around all the different departments, meeting different people and finding out what they do.
“The experience has been really good and I’ve learned a lot.”
Burton Albion Commercial Director Fleur Robinson said: “It was really pleasing to see Lauren and Lauren again and I am glad they found the IYF day valuable and the work experience day meeting Burton Albion’s administrative team.
“We wanted to help make a positive difference for women with Inspiring Your Future and I hope everything these young women have learned on their behind-the-scenes trip will help them in their own futures.”
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.