Women and Girls in Sport: Roanne Lilley & Hilary Quick
Throughout Scottish Women and Girls in Sport Week we’re shining a light on women and girls who lead in orienteering, and who support other leaders. Today we hear from two leaders – Roanne Lilley and Hilary Quick.
“I am currently studying biology at Edinburgh uni and have just taken over the role of Secretary in EUOC. I have been orienteering for over 14 years so most of my life.
“I love being part of the committee leading EUOC. I was inspired to become a leader because I am enthusiastic to encourage more people to join orienteering as I know what a great sport it is. I am looking forward to the future of being a leader in EUOC.
“We have lots of plans to improve the club and to encourage more people to join. My advice for becoming a leader is to use the team you have around you. I would not manage to carry out my role if it wasn’t for the rest of the committee.“
“I’ve been active in orienteering for 30 years now, and my main leadership roles for most of that time have been related to coaching, which I started about 25 years ago. I love coaching because I see people grow – both in the sport and as people generally, gaining fitness, confidence and enjoyment. I’ve also trained a lot of coaches, which of course gives that second-level satisfaction of seeing them enjoying exactly the same things.
“I see my future role in mentoring and supporting younger coaches, planners and controllers. All of these are brilliant leadership roles that are satisfying in themselves and can hugely enhance your own enjoyment of our lovely sport of orienteering.“