UCI offers scholarships to women for Sport Director course (SUI)

Cycling South Africa is calling all women who are interested in attending the next Sport Director (DS) course, which will be held at the UCI World Cycling Centre in Aigle, Switzerland from 8-15 November 2016, to submit their applications. The UCI has offered a limited number of scholarships to women registering for the course, which is in its second consecutive year.

The Sport Director Training Programme was launched by the UCI in 2010. The course was held once a year at the end of the road-racing season, and the ensuing exam is now compulsory for anyone working as a Sport Director for the UCI WorldTeam or UCI Professional Continental Team. Although not yet compulsory for UCI Women’s Teams and UCI Continental Teams, the course and exam are highly recommended.

 
Photo: Former rider Rachel Heal continues working in cycling. Photo credit: © Sean Robinson/www.uci.ch

Photo: Former rider Rachel Heal continues working in cycling. Photo credit: © Sean Robinson/www.uci.ch

 

With the exception of travel to and from Aigle, the UCI will cover all costs of the course for successful scholarship applicants. This will include full board, the course fees and material.

While priority will be given to women with experience as a Sport Director or rider, scholarship applications are open to any women considering such a career choice. The UCI will study all applications and communicate its decision mid-October.

Application forms for the course (http://www.uci.ch/wcc/about/training/sport-director-training-program/) can be found on the UCI website, and applicants for the scholarship should attach a motivation letter to their application file. Applications can be sent directly to the UCI, however should an applicant wish for Cycling SA to add a letter of support, please send your application to Secretary General, Greg van Heerden secretarygeneral@cyclingsa.com by 31 August 2016 – these will be considered on a case-to-case basis.

More details can be found here: http://www.uci.ch/womens-cycling/uci-offers-scholarships-women-attending-course-for-sport-directors-november-206/.