The Women of Australian Motor Sport (WAMS) Committee was excited to host a series
of five workshops around Australia from April 8-15 2013. The aim of the Inclusive Team Building workshops was to seek feedback from current senior officials across roles and disciplines of the sport, share and compare positive experiences and challenges within their teams of volunteer officials, and provide some information about the role of WAMS in seeking to attract and retain more officials in motor sport.
Participants included members from state officiating panels, clerks of courses, stewards, club committee members, CAMS commissioners, scrutineers, seniors from race control, service park, administration, timing, pit lane, flag marshals, representatives from the CAMS international training teams and staff members from CAMS state offices.
Current Chair of WAMS, Belinda Taylor – also a CAMS senior official – headed up the project and said the workshops were a wonderful opportunity to speak to a number of incredibly passsionate and committed men and women from all over Australia about the teams of officials they work with at events.
“There are so many outstanding role models in Australian motor sport officiating, and it was encouraging to see such an
overwhelming support for women to participate in all roles and successfully progress into leadership positions if they have the skills, knowledge and desire to do so,” said Taylor.
Information from the workshops will be shared within the CAMS Motorsport training and officiating program and with
the FIA’s Women in Motor Sport Commission.
This project was funded with assistance from CAMS and the Australian Sports Commission.
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