We Built This City / Manc 14: Stacey Copeland - The Commonwealth Champion Paving The Way

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“If you’re going to inspire people, you have to step up.” Hear how Stacey Copeland has been breaking down barriers in the world of sport for years as an FA Cup finalist and Commonwealth boxing champion - her work is only just getting started.

A master of football and boxing, Stacey has since set her sights on a new mission – to challenge gender stereotyping and create a world where gender is never a barrier to human potential. 

Now that’s purpose. 

We Built This City is a series of conversations with some of the amazing Mancunians - born, bred or adopted – who put the heart into modern Manchester. A celebration of the human grit, determination and love found throughout the city, these episodes will lift you up, make you laugh and inspire you to leave our city in a better place.

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When Stacey first wanted to become a boxer, it was illegal, and when she tried to play football she was told she wasn’t allowed to play with the boys. As a girl, she couldn’t fight in her grandad’s gym, or have a kickabout with the lads at school. 
Thankfully, Stacey’s not one to let adversity stop her.
She is now a celebrated athlete in the UK, having represented her country in both football and boxing, and in 2018 became the first ever British woman to win a boxing Commonwealth title.

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Your host, Lisa Morton, started PR company Roland Dransfield in 1996, one month after the fateful IRA bomb that tore apart the city centre. From that point, the business, and its team members, have been involved in helping to support the creation of Modern Manchester – across regeneration, business, charity, leisure and hospitality, sport and culture. 
To celebrate the 24 years that Roland Dransfield has spent creating these bonds, Lisa is gathering together some of her Mancunian ‘family’ and will be exploring how they have created their own purposeful relationships with the best city in the world.

Connect with Lisa and Roland Dransfield:
Via Phone: 01612361122
Via their website
On Instagram
On Twitter 
On Spotify 
Connect with Stacey:
Via her website
On Twitter