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This International Women's Sports Week We Need To Encourage More Non-Athletes To Get Active

Kate Dale | Posted 20.06.2017 | UK Sport
Kate Dale

This week is International Women's Sports Week and it's important to cheer on these fantastic ladies who are continually breaking barriers in the sporting world. But from Sport England's research we know these brilliant ladies don't always encourage the average woman like you or me to get active.

I Always Hated Exercise, But Now I'm Part Of The 'This Girl Can' Campaign

Lydia Scott | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Sport
Lydia Scott

all women everywhereSeven years ago I watched a friend play roller derby and decided to have a go. I fully expected that I would try it out, then promptly give it up and chuck my skates into the cupboard with discarded musical instruments. But somehow I found myself hooked.

How #ThisGirlCan Is Inspiring More Women To Get Cycling

Becki Morris | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK Sport
Becki Morris

So next time you catch the new This Girl Can TV ad, or see one of the posters feel the urge to smile, laugh and feel the wind in your hair, think about cycling. It's not as difficult as you think. You're already good enough, and you can keep up - I promise! After all, if Grace can, and if I can, you can.

'This Girl Can' Has Inspired Millions Of Women To Start Exercising

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 28.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Hats off to Sport England's 'This Girl Can' campaign, which has inspired more than one million women to start exercising since it launched last year. ...

Court's Decision On Whether Bridge Is A Sport 'Could Open The Floodgates'

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK

It’s a conundrum we’ve all grappled with, but now a High Court judge has been brought in to decide whether bridge is a sport. Mr Justice Dove i...

Women Are Running On Treadmills In Sheds Because They 'Fear Being Judged'

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Women are steering clear of fitness for "fear of being judged", a new Government report has revealed. Another heartbreaking reality was that those ...

Because My Mum Can...

Asha Gilbert | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Asha Gilbert

My mum's not an athlete. She's not a catwalk model, either. She's my mum, my best friend and my biggest inspiration. Exercise has added another layer to our relationship - it's provided a new, fun way to spend quality time together. She's encouraged me, and thousands of other women across the country, to believe we can.

Ever Higher: Brands and Today's Woman

Anjali Ramachandran | Posted 02.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anjali Ramachandran

If ever there was a time for a brand that truly spoke to women on their own terms, this is it. Some have not only managed to get it right but are finding interesting new ways of engaging their audience using the constantly changing tools we have at our disposal.

Why More Diversity in Golf Will Benefit Us All

Jane Ashworth | Posted 23.11.2014 | UK Sport
Jane Ashworth

There is no doubt that golf is trying to change this image. Just last Thursday, the Royal & Ancient Golf Club in St Andrews voted to lift its 260-year ban on female members and Augusta, the Georgia home of the Masters, finally admitted women in 2012...

Squash's Olympic Hurdle

Joel Durston | Posted 07.04.2013 | UK Sport
Joel Durston

Squash has no Olympic funding from UK Sport, because, despite great efforts, it is still not an Olympic sport - something most in the sport consider a travesty. As such, squash receives no UK sport funding.