It’s Thursday and today Progression 08 are incredibly pleased to announce Tracey Neville as a supporter and spokesperson for the event.
One of England’s most capped netball players, Tracey has played for her country 81 times before injury forced her out of the game for a couple of years.
Now back and playing netball for Leeds Carnegie Super League Team at national level – Tracey is also working full-time at Leeds Metropolitan University in the nutrition department alongside offering her support to the Carnegie scholar, sports students across all disciplines including netball, hockey and athletics.
Tracey also helps with specialist sessions for TASS (Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme) athletes – highly talented players between 16-21 who receive Government funding to help pay for their training and aid finance for their travel costs and sportswear.
“I believe gaining an education increases drive and commitment.”
“Education is very important throughout life, I have always been driven to be the best that I can be and train to the best of my capabilities, this coincides with my work at Leeds Met. It’s all about supporting student learning.”
“The chance to support Progression ’08 is incredibly important to me, the opportunity for career development and education outside of playing sport is something I am a huge supporter of. By getting our voices heard at events like this, hopefully we will all be able to make a difference to athletes ongoing careers and opportunities.”