Alice applied for the scheme back in 2020 and was successfully awarded a place in March 2021. The Trust helps support her coaching ethos of encouraging more women to take up sailing and inspire the younger generations.
“I’m really excited to be part of ‘Unlocked’ by the Women’s Sport Trust,” said Masterman. “It’s a great initiative to tackle the lack of diversity in sport by sharing experiences with athletes from 27 sports. I applied for the programme for a number of reasons. I do a lot of coaching when I’m not sailing and I want to inspire younger sailors, especially girls, to continue sailing despite barriers they may face. The Covid-19 pandemic has especially made that hard and I want to make sure there is no one left behind.
“It’s also a great opportunity to meet likeminded athletes from 27 other sports and learn how other female athletes manage their careers and achieve amazing things. I’m looking forward to learning as much as possible and be able drive change for other female sailors and young people.”
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