#lifeadminblackhistorymonthspotlight - Alex Scott MBE

It’s a well known fact that I am a massive Arsenal fan, and one of my favourite players of all time has to be Alex Scott MBE.

Alex joined Arsenal back in 1992 at the age of 8. She had spells elsewhere, at Birmingham City and over in the USA but she always found her way back to her beloved Gunners where she retired in May this year. She also had 140 appearances for England and was named in the 2012 Olympic Great Britain Team.

Alongside all the football, Alex has always been active in her local community. In 2011, she started 'The Alex Scott Academy' in partnership with Kingston College, for female footballers aged 16–19s. The first academy of it’s kind in the UK, it provides its students with up to 8 hours a week of high quality coaching.

In 2016, Alex started to make more of an appearance on our TV screens. She won Bear Grylls' TV show, Mission Survive, started co-presenting Match of the Day Kickabout on Saturday mornings and more recently made TV history as the first female pundit on Sky Sports’ Super Sunday. You probably will have seen her this summer at the World Cup in Russia, covering the games with the BBC.

In a time when our culture celebrates reality TV stars, Alex is a breath of fresh air. Not only is she a highly talented sports woman, She is an inspirational role model for myself and future generations.

“Be bold enough to use your voice, brave enough to listen to your heart and strong enough to live the life you always imagined.”

Alex Scott, 2018

Things to do at home to Celebrate Black History Month:

Watch Hidden Figures.

Hidden Figures is the true story of a team of highly intelligent black female mathematicians who were instrumental at NASA’s during the early years of the U.S space program.

You can stream Hidden Figures now on Sky and Amazon Prime Video.

We really hope you have enjoyed our blogs this Black History Month and we look forward to sharing more in October 2019!

Written by Gill  @ lifeadmin