Judy Murray calls for more women in senior sports posts during Dundee visit
Judy Murray has made an impassioned plea in Dundee for sports bodies to employ more women in senior positions.
The mother of Wimbledon champion Andy said that sport needed “more women in positions of influence” to increase female participation.
Speaking at a Dundee Academy of Sport event, Ms Murray said: “We need more women in decision making positions, whether that be on governing bodies specifically or just in a place where they can influence things.
“We need women in all different areas of sport and, with more women in decision making positions, I think that would encourage more women and girls into sport generally.”
Hundreds of school children and students, as well as sports specialists, turned out to hear Ms Murray speak at the continuing professional development event.
She also told the audience that she was “very competitive” in sport but that she just wanted to “get past the first round” in Strictly Coming Dancing.