A call out to retired women athletes.

31 Mar 2022

Are you, or do you know, a retired elite woman athlete who suddenly needed to transition from elite sport (national/international) to a second career? 

Researchers at Victoria University are interested to gain your voice in a study to understand how sports can better support elite women athletes in this situation.

Amy Gillett Foundation Research Scholarship recipient, Ashleigh Marshall, is conducting research as a part of her PhD to understand how sporting bodies can better support elite women athletes who suddenly need to change careers. Ashleigh, in partnership with Victoria University, are looking for participants to take part in the research

It is common for female athletes to suddenly retire from elite sport due to injury, life circumstance, performance, and a range of other reasons. Ashleigh’s research will gain an insight as to how national sporting organisations can maximise opportunities for elite female athletes who suddenly need to transition into a new career. 

If interested, click here for a 30 sec criteria survey: Sudden Athletic Retirement and Career Transition Support for Elite Women Athletes | Qualtrics Survey 

You can support Ashleigh and her research by completing the survey and/or sharing the survey with those who may be interested. 

The Amy Gillett Foundation is proud to support Ashleigh’s research and her efforts to maximise opportunities for elite female athletes.