By Callum Patterson
Glasgow City are thrilled to announce Clare Shine as the first ever Project Co-ordinator for the club’s charity, Glasgow City Foundation.
Alongside her role as first team player, Shine will play a key part in supporting the work of Glasgow City Foundation to make a difference to the lives of girls and women within our community in addition to providing support and advice close at home to our academy players at Glasgow City.
On the role - Shine said she just couldn’t turn it down:
”I’m so delighted to take on this role, it didn’t take much thought! I’m really looking forward to being involved more with the whole club and Foundation.”
Her role includes three key elements she wants to get out to girls she visits. These include advancing the knowledge and understanding of the importance of health for girls and women, trying to encourage more people into football and finally to promote equality and diversity.
Within the role, Shine has also become the club’s Mental Health Ambassador, a area close to her heart and something she wished she had growing up:
“Everyone has seen I’ve had to work my way up… Growing up I would have loved this opportunity to speak to someone within the club. So I’m going to take this opportunity to try and assist where I can with the girls within our academy.”
Jamie Beattie, Glasgow City’s Foundation Development Officer is delighted to have Shine on board:
“I am delighted with Clare’s new role at the club. Clare will have a huge impact within the Foundation as she brings great enthusiasm and lots of ideas. Clare is also a huge role model for so many people and I’m excited to be working alongside her.”
Glasgow City CEO and Foundation Trustee Laura Montgomery commented:
“When we looked at what we wanted to do, the impact we want to make, it was clear Clare had all the qualities to make a real difference within our community. She is not only an outstanding international footballer and role model, but a great person with tremendous aspirations to help others and create opportunities for young girls and women to be who they want to be in life. We speak often about you can’t be what you can’t see, and Clare more than represents every aspect of that. She has had her struggles, and she overcomes them every day and is a real inspiration to all of us. I know she will be a great success in her role off the pitch as much as she succeeds on the pitch, and the young girls and women within our club and local community will benefit greatly.”