ACU Brisbane joins growing GoT pathways program
Friday 23 September, 2022
Photo: Jules Ingall
The success of the FIA Girls on Track’s Pathway program in 2022 has seen another event added to the busy schedule, with the Australian Catholic University (ACU) Brisbane Campus to host an event later this year.
Targeted at young women aged 15 – 22 years old, the FIA Girls on Track Pathways program aims to use motorsport as a tool to develop aspirations to pursue higher education qualifications.
With the opportunity to develop relationships with those who share a similar passion for motorsport and women currently employed in the sport, the program can provide the motivation and pathways for young women to get involved in the sport in all capacities.
Already there have been a number of FIA Girls on Track Pathway programs held in 2022, including at the Formula 1 Heineken Australian Grand Prix, the Penrite Oil Sandown Supersprint, and the Shannons Motorsport Australia Championships’ event at Sydney Motorsport Park.
The event at ACU’s Brisbane Campus later this year will see up to 25 girls treated to a panel discussion featuring FIA Girls on Track ambassadors.
The discussions will focus on each individual’s pathway into the sport, as well as shining the spotlight on the different roles in motorsport, tackling the misconceptions of needing to be from a motorsport family to get involved and how to get employment in the sport.
There will also be a networking event between participants and ambassadors and the opportunity for one-on-one mentoring, where selected participants can gain further assistance and support from the ambassadors for their journey into the sport.
The FIA Girls on Track ambassadors already confirmed to attend the event are Romy Mayer, Nadine Armstrong, Shannen Kiely, Emily Duggan and Kate Peck. Girls on Track champions Charlie Barlow and Nicole Bryant will also be in attendance.
Interested attendees wanting to register a place in the event at ACU Brisbane can do so here.
The FIA Girls on Track’s Pathway Program at Australian Catholic University Brisbane takes place on Wednesday 9 November.