Next summer we are changing the game and reaching out to young leaders around Europe to GET INVOLVED! Earlier today we announced that Helen Richardson Walsh will be one of our guest speakers, but the good news for today doesn’t end there as Kate Richardson Walsh will share the platform on Values.
Trust us when we say that these women are a part of an unmissable lineup…
Take a look at the schedule:
The Festival runs from 13th to 17th August 2019 and is aimed at youth leaders aged between 16-30 at the start of the festival.
Kate, also a Gold Olympian and in addition is an EHF Hall of Famer spoke candidly to us about captaincy when she was inducted into the EHF Hall of Fame “At the beginning, I thought it was about the big speeches, the big quotes, saying the right thing in the huddle. I learned very quickly that it wasn’t about that. When I look back, I don’t think I got to grips with it until the London cycle and then in Rio. Prior to that, I was still finding my way. Finding the balancing point [between the players and the coach] was the bit I found the most comfortable. I had most of my captaincy under Danny [Kerry] who I hugely respected. We would talk regularly and I really did feel in the middle. At times, that meant conflict with players and sometimes with Danny. You learn to be comfortable being in that position of conflict which isn’t always that nice. When I did a good job was when we used a leadership group to the best of its ability because it wasn’t just me. For London, it was Alex Danson, Helen, Beth Storry. For Rio, Ashleigh Ball, Emily Maguire, Alex and Helen. When we worked collectively, the group was led the best. That collaboration. I’m good at it but it’s not first nature – I’m a bit of a control freak!” Read the full interview here.
This double act will give you an insight into leadership, the ups and downs of being in the spotlight and most importantly how you keep your values close to your heart.
And don’t forget selfpass has partnered with us for this event – so there will be tricks, skillers and a rumour of some goodies on offer!
Keep an eye out for even more speakers to be announced very soon!
Contact your National Association to make sure you are the nominated candidate (only 2 per country, get your voice heard..)