Gill Thayne - Social Impact Lead

What attracted you to working for RLWC2021?

The opportunity to work in a sporting World Cup was extremely attractive in the first place. Sport has made me the person I am today and the memories of watching major events on TV or in person have inspired me for as long as I can remember - I can’t wait to be a part of something that will inspire so many individuals. Additionally, the nature of the tournament that is fully inclusive was really powerful motive for me as it will represent full communities of individuals across the three games. 

What is your favourite sporting memory?

I think it has got to be when the Commonwealth Games were in Glasgow in 2014. I don’t think I will ever forget the real buzz right across the city throughout the whole games. I was lucky enough to go to the Athletics at Hampden and watch Libby Clegg win the T12 100m, the sheer roar of Hampden as she crossed the finish line and the national anthem as she received her medals give me goosebumps to think about - it was really special.

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