Today, we start a new series as we reflect on the wise words and advice shared by individuals playing their part to advance women’s sport, to help you energise your year as you chase your goals and eye those gold medal finishes.
Over the past 15 years, gsport has had the honour of interviewing thousands of leading women in sport who have freely given advice to encourage young women in sport to make a success of their careers in sport.
Self-belief, perseverance and determination stand out as key themes this week as we contemplate the wise words of Tuks Deputy Director of Sport, Lydia Monyepao, President of Free State Cricket, Zola Thamae and long time Sports PR professional, Bronwyn Roets.
Monyepao’s advice to young women: “Believe in yourselves. It is important that we all believe in ourselves and our abilities. If we don’t believe in ourselves and be confident, who is going to take us seriously?”
Zola Thamae wants young women know: Women/girls can now play various forms of sport as a career, as compared to previous occasions: That is my advice I can give, and to never give up on their dreams!
Bronwyn Roets urges young women to go the extra mile: Don’t be shy to start at the bottom or bother about fancy titles, rather learn everything you can, take every single opportunity, go the extra mile and remember that no matter what you do, people are watching! You never know when the right person is watching you and who will give you your big break!
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