Volunteer Spotlight: Sabina AlihodzicFebruary 1, 2012
Management student Sabina Alihodzic of Slovenia has become the very first person to receive a European Athletics and UNESCO certificate recognising the volunteer work of members of the European Athletics Young Leaders Community.
Erla Gunnarsdóttir: a pioneer of road running for allJanuary 31, 2012
Iceland’s Erla Gunnarsdóttir is truly an inspiration. Her determination to make recreational running welcoming has encouraged hundreds of people of all ages to take up the sport, get fitter, improve their emotional wellbeing, and in some cases go on to win road races.
Anni Kirvesniemi-Bosco: Making an impact through mentoringJanuary 24, 2012
In 2011, 31 women were selected by their national federations to receive the prestigious European Athletics Women’s Leadership Award.
The aim of the biennial award is to recognise the behind the scenes work and accomplishments that have helped make the winners role models for other women in our sport. Coaching young athletes, officiating, setting up and managing clubs … their achievements are as varied as the individuals themselves.
To celebrate our winners, we’re publishing their stories to show just what makes them true leaders. This week we profile Finland’s Anni Kirvesniemi-Bosco.