SOUNDING BOARD

At Find It Film we want to make films that have impact - that inspire women and girls, and men and boys, to try something. It might be something new, or something revisited, it might be competitive or fun but we want to make films that are part of creating those tiny ripples of difference in sport. To make this impact we need feedback to shape our work, so, we've recruited a diverse range of board members with different experiences of sport and adventure to help us.

Meet our Sounding Board Members:

Stacey Copeland
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Stacey Copeland has represented England in both football and boxing. Now a professional boxer she became the first British woman to win the Commonwealth title. She founded the Pave The Way project which aims to challenge gender stereotypes in sport. She is a public speaker who has spoken at the UN and European Parliament about women in sport.

Ezdihar Abdulmular

@Ezdihar_A

Ezdihar Abdulmula is a basketball player and coach who co-founded the Bradford Cobras Basketball team. She is known for her involvement in a successful global campaign #FIBAallowHijab. Resulting in the International Federation of Basketball to overturn its ban on any religious headgear to be worn in professional basketball. She has been nominated for the Change Maker award by Southbank Centre and the Unsung Hero award by #BEDSA. Ezdihar currently works on empowering women and young girls through sports.

Carmen Byrne

Carmen Byrne loves adventure so much that she decided to start a PhD exploring gender identity in the outdoors.  When not running around in the hills, she works freelance as a kind of research storyteller, mainly with diverse communities to co-produce research and campaigns which strive for social change. 

Rebecca Miller
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Rebecca began playing National League basketball at the age of 13, and was playing in the Women's Division One by the age of 15. She also represented South West Basketball at both U15 and U17 levels. Rebecca is now studying for a masters degree in Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Bath, whilst competing at both BUCS level and in Women's National League in Bristol.

Mel Whittaker
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Melanie discovered trail running after a life threatening brain haemorrhage in 2011. Running in the countryside, aided her recovery and demonstrated the exceptional physical and mental benefits running outdoors in nature has. As a result of her passion, Melanie is now an England Athletics LIRF ( leader in running fitness ) and mental health champion.

Fern Mitchell
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Fern is a Sports and Exercise Science Graduate from a small seaside town near Edinburgh. She is chair woman at her local Community Sports Hub. 

Hockey, hiking, running, volunteering as well as trying out as many activities as possible are a few of Ferns Passions in life. Last year she climbed Kilimanjaro for Children 1st – Scotland’s national children’s charity.

Ferns motto is; Be the change you wish to see in the world .

Shelley Alexander

Shelley Alexander is the editorial lead for women’s sport at the BBC. Shelley has been instrumental in developing "Women's Sport Week' on the BBC and has long been a champion of increased women’s sports coverage. She works tirelessly to promote women involved in all areas of the sports media and is a generous supporter of emerging talent.

Sophie Kamlish

Sophie Kamlish has been competing internationally since the age of fifteen, she is currently the fastest woman on one foot over 100m. Along with training 6 days a week she is also a full time student at Kingston School of Art studying illustration and animation.

sophiekamlish.wixsite.com

Alex Rotas

@AlexRotas

Alex Rotas challenges stereotypes about ageing through photography, speaking, writing and getting old herself. She loves tennis, swimming & running and is proud to be an ambassador for England Athletics #RunTogether and Active Ageing (Bristol).

alexrotasphotography.co.uk

You?

If you'd like to be considered for the Sounding Board then please email us at hello@finditfilm.com. We're particularly interested in hearing from students studying film, journalism or sports science and anyone who can add a different point of view from our existing members.

Go on...get in touch!

You?

If you'd like to be considered for the Sounding Board then please email us at hello@finditfilm.com. We're particularly interested in hearing from students studying film, journalism or sports science and anyone who can add a different point of view from our existing members.

Go on...get in touch!

You?

If you'd like to be considered for the Sounding Board then please email us at hello@finditfilm.com. We're particularly interested in hearing from students studying film, journalism or sports science and anyone who can add a different point of view from our existing members.

Go on...get in touch!