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Lead 40th Events and Communications
Julia joined Women in Sport in January 2024 with a remit to turbo-charge our 40th anniversary year and amplify the voice of the charity through training and broadcasting.
Julia has worked as a BBC presenter and reporter for the last 25 years, covering natural disasters, terrorist attacks and domestic politics. She has won major awards for her coverage of mental health, special needs education, and ageing. Julia was inspired to join Women in Sport after interviewing our CEO Stephanie Hilborne OBE and realising that she was deeply drawn to our mission.
Sport is a constant in Julia’s family life. Her father was an international scrambler who taught Julia to ride an off-road mini race bike in the 70s, she was a county gymnast in the 80s, and played netball through school and university. She is now supporting her two very sporty daughters to chase their dreams in hockey, cricket, climbing and gymnastics. Her husband is a World Archery commentator and ally.
Julia also tutors English literature students and is a passionate theatre-goer. She was taught Shakespeare at University by Dr Germaine Greer.
Women in Sport was founded in 1984 and has spent the last four decades raising awareness and campaigning for change in women's sport.