A COVENTRY University graduate has landed a dream job at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Millie McCaughrean, aged 25 and originally from Liverpool, will play an instrumental role in helping organise and co-ordinate the training of key staff, volunteers and contractors in the lead up to the massive sporting event.
Millie, who studied psychology is the new events, has a passion for sport and undertook a sport and wellbeing role with Coventry Students’ Union, is the games’ services training operations manager.
She said: “This is the biggest job I’ve taken on so far, and I feel as though my role as a Sabbatical Officer at Coventry University set me up really well for it, so I’m really looking forward to putting my experience and knowledge from my Coventry days into practice in the new role.
“To be working on the Commonwealth Games is a dream come true to be honest.
“I was quite heavily involved with sport and particularly netball at uni, and that’s where I really sparked my passion for sport, so to be taking on a job like this feels really exciting.
“Sport was such a huge part of my time in Coventry and it really opened my eyes to the possibilities out there within the sports industry.
“I wasn’t necessarily the best player but I always enjoyed it and honestly, I had an absolute blast at Coventry University and Coventry will always have a piece of my heart.”
Next year’s Commonwealth Games starts in July and will see 72 nations come to compete.
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