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Shelley Kerr

Shelley Kerr

A former Scottish international footballer, Ms Kerr amassed 59 international caps during a trophy-laden career, which spanned more than two decades. She competed as a defender for Kilmarnock, Doncaster Rovers Belles, Hibs and Spartans –and won every domestic honour in Scotland.

Ms Kerr managed Spartans, Scotland under-19s and Arsenal Ladies before taking over the reins at the University of Stirling Men’s First Team in 2014 –becoming the first woman in the UK to manage a senior men’s side. In that role, she enhanced the profile and success of the team and, during her time at Stirling, graduated from the University with an MSc Sport Management. In 2017, Shelley was appointed manager of Scotland Women’s National Team and, earlier this year, led themto their first ever FIFA World Cup. She also received an MBE in 2019.

"The University is all about developing people"

Shelley Kerr talks about a university close to her heart, remembers her first day taking charge of a mens' team and gives advice to graduates starting their career.

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