Lausanne (RWH) Shelley Rudman (GBR), 2006 Olympic silver medallist in Women’s Skeleton, has joined the World Olympians Association (WOA) as Olympian AFEC Assessor. The WOA together with the World Academy of Sport (WAoS) offered an Athlete Friendly Education Centre (AFEC) Assessor Training Programme. Shelley Rudman was one of the few applicants that were that were selected to attend the online course.
„My role as an assessor is to help schools that have applied to become Athlete Friendly Educational Centres. I ensure that they have everything in place and the support needed to help the athletes continue their sporting careers alongside their academics“, Shelley Rudman explained. „I hope that my experiences of having studied, worked in schools and owning my own business that I can offer first hand experiences and advise that can allow the athletes to develop in an efficient environment allowing both their academics and sporting abilities to flourish.“
The AFEC Assessor Training Programme was offered to Olympians around the world as part of the relationship between WOA and WAoS. Becoming an Olympian AFEC Assessor allows Olympians to contribute to their communities and ensure higher standards of support are provided for future generations of young sportsmen and women. The AFEC project accredits schools, universities and other educational centres who provide flexible learning pathways and policies and procedures enabling student-athletes to better balance their education and sporting goals with an internationally recognised accreditation.