Young girls gathered in a circle after football training

Shereen Charles

People and Project Officer

Shereen, a black woman with short hair, smiling

Shereen Charles

People and Project Officer

Sport has always been a huge motivator in Shereen’s life. She discovered her passion for athletics around 20 years ago when she swapped her ballet shoes for track spikes and has since competed at several senior championships, including the UK National Championships. Motivated to learn more about the science behind fuelling the body for exercise Shereen undertook a post graduate diploma in Sports Nutrition while juggling her training and work commitments.

Sport has afforded Shereen with great discipline and independence, a diverse social network and provided her with opportunities to travel. However, it has also opened her eyes to the challenges and barriers to participation that many girls and women face.

Shereen and her athletics friends

Shereen has enjoyed a varied career within the publishing, fitness and construction industries supporting teams in sales, administration and operations. She brings her knowledge and experience to Women in Sport, as People and Project Officer, originally leading our Big Sister project, which was designed to create a supportive pathway to encourage and empower teenage girls to participate in sport.

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Women in Sport was founded in 1984 and has spent the last four decades raising awareness and campaigning for change in women's sport.