It’s back to school for DMSF Programme Manager, Bex as she embarks on a Post Graduate Certificate in International Sports Management at the University of London.

Bex secured a place on this prestigious course as a result of winning The World Academy of Sport (WAoS) International Award for Excellence in Sports Education at the Manchester Sports Awards 2019.

This Award celebrates the great work being done across the industry in the sports education space, at either the grassroots or high-performance level.

Bex beat two other shortlisted nominees, all of whom were operating at the regional development/national level in their sports organisations and were earmarked for upcoming success, to win.

Bex said: It was a proud moment for DMSF to be recognised on an international scale. This award reflects all the hard work that I and the team have put in over the past 10 years. The world of sport has been my home and opened doors that I could only dream about as a young person, and their support means I can wake up each day doing what I love – engage, educate and empower the next generation to grow up and do great, great things.”

Bex will complete the course over the next three years, studying part-time alongside her work for DMSF.

British former bobsleigh brakewoman Bex competed for Great Britain from the age of 17 until she was 22. She continues: “Due to competing at a young age, I never went to university. This opportunity fills me with excitement. I know I am capable of study at this level and now I have the chance to achieve academic success.”