The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have announced that they will be hosting a conference on February 18th and 19th, 2023 focusing on encouraging women to explore careers in professional football. Traditionally professional football has been an industry that has been dominated by men. Recently, it has been demonstrated that creating a professional environment that is open to the inclusion of minorities and women has many advantages.
The Women’s FootbALL conference is an intentional effort by the Hamilton Sports Group to provide training, background knowledge, and networking opportunities for women interested in becoming a part of the professional football industry. Among the experiences being provided, there will be a clinic-style educational program, panel discussion and question and answer, on-field work sessions, and networking opportunities in the evening.
The program’s goal is to provide women a pathway to many career possibilities with regard to the Tiger-Cats franchise. Those include coaching, scouting, officiating, football operations, and football administration. For women who are interested in working in professional sports, this conference is a big opportunity that could allow them to get their “foot in the door”.
Working in football is usually a matter of networking and getting to know the people responsible for staffing positions. Football knowledge and the ability to communicate would also be critical for their success. It will be interesting to see if this conference leads to significant opportunities for women within the Hamilton Tiger-Cats franchise.
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