Girls on Track celebrates win at Everything in Sports Awards

Wednesday 15 May 2024

Girls on Track UK, a joint initiative between the FIA and Motorsport UK, scooped the prize for its Contribution of Education in Women’s Sports at the London-based Everything in Sports Awards. 

Everything in sport seeks to champion the evolution of women’s sports through a series of global conferences, with the 2024 focus on ‘sport for social change’. The ‘Contribution of Education in Women’s Sports’ category is awarded for significant contributions to promoting women’s sports and educating people of all genders about the exciting and diverse world of women’s sports.  

Founded in 2019, ‘Girls on Track’ joined forces with Susie Wolff’s ‘Dare to be Different’ initiative, to promote opportunities for girls and women in motorsport. The programme offers both a range of schools-based days for 8–18-year-olds exploring STEM career paths and has a wider ‘Girls on Track’ community event programme, providing opportunities for networking and exchange. 

Jenny Fletcher, Girls on Track UK Programme Manager, Motorsport UK, comments, “Our ‘Girls on Track’ programme continues to go from strength to strength, and we are thrilled to receive the award for ‘Contribution of Education in Women’s Sports’, as our community continues to grow and retains their passion for motorsport.” 

Jessica Runicles, Head of Sustainability, Motorsport UK, adds, “Education and diversification of motorsport remains one of our challenges, as we look to engage with communities that might not previously have considered giving it a go. ‘Girls on Track’ is a prime example of the power of education and community spearheading accessibility for women’s sports and showcases the importance of these initiatives for the future of motorsport.”