Introducing our New Sporting Equals Activator for Birmingham Breaking Boundaries - Juliet Bertie

Breaking Boundaries is a three-year programme (2018 –2021) funded by Spirit of 2012, supported by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and The Institute of Community Cohesion (Icoco).

We sit down with Juliet Bertie the new Sporting Equals Activator for the Birmingham Breaking Boundaries programme.

  1. How did you get involved in Breaking Boundaries as an Activator? Being part of the LeaderBoard Academy at Sporting Equals inspired to be more involved with the Charity to be able to support local communities.
  2. What difference do you hope to make as a Breaking Boundaries Activator? As a Breaking Boundaries Activator, I hope as a black female I can be a role model for others to be involved in the sport in anyway. I also want to be that conduit to enabling more ethnically diverse communities the opportunities to develop and be connected in all areas of cricket.
  3. What do you think is key to bringing communities together? The key thing I think to bringing communities together is about enjoyment and fun, but also making people feel no matter what background they are from that they feel welcomed.
  4. What are you most excited about on the Breaking Boundaries programme? I am most excited about engaging with young people who will be become great leaders bringing people together from different communities. They are the future, so it is important that we take the time to invest in them so that we have a legacy for cricket.
  5. What job did you want to do when you were young? Growing up I always wanted to do something action orientated and wanted to be a Firefighter.
  6. What's your first sporting memory? Being in goal playing football with my older brother's friends and having the ball blasted at me. It made me fearless when I started playing when I was older.
  7. Give us a fun fact about yourself? I can fall asleep when texting and never drop my phone and wake back up and carry on what I was doing.
  8. What song gets you on the dance floor? Most RnB tunes, at my wedding I was the last person standing on the dancefloor.