Women in Sport

England May Be Out of the Women's World Cup, But We Must Continue to Praise and Popularise Women's Sports

Rebecca Aveyard | Posted 02.07.2015 | UK Sport
Rebecca Aveyard

I defy you to maintain that women's football is boring, but if you insist - after having genuinely watched a significant amount - then the solution, I'm afraid, is to keep watching and keep investing to improve the standard of the game.

You'd Never Get This Reaction To A Heartbreaking Own Goal By The England Men's Team

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon and Paul Vale | Posted 02.07.2015 | UK

The Lionesses suffered a heartbreaking defeat on Wednesday when an own goal ended their dreams of a World Cup victory, but the team's efforts have tra...

FIFA Branded 'Sexist' For Focussing On Alex Morgan's 'Good Looks'

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 01.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The USA are through to the Women's World Cup final, but it seems FIFA isn't all that interested in discussing the skill of the players. On the offi...

The Power of Teamwork

Anna-Lena Elled | Posted 01.07.2015 | UK Sport
Anna-Lena Elled

You can achieve a lot when all hands are on deck and our journey in the Volvo Ocean Race is proof of the full extent of girl power. However, instead of Scary, Baby, Posh and Ginger, Team SCA has Drivers, Trimmers, a Navigator and a Skipper.

Sport England's Jennie Price Is Living Proof #ThisGirlCan

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 01.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The UK is being taken over by sweaty women - you only have to search the hashtag #ThisGirlCan for proof. Since Sport England launched the groundbre...

Who Said It, The Lions Or The Lionesses?

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Sport

Any football fan will admit there's a big difference between men's and women's football, for example the men pretend to be hurt a lot more often. B...

Petra Kvitova Says Periods Are 'Tough' For Female Players At Wimbledon

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Let's face it, most women find periods annoying. But for female tennis players like Petra Kvitova, getting a period at the wrong time can have a serio...

You Kick Like a Girl

Ruth Holdaway | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Sport
Ruth Holdaway

'You kick like a girl'... from unfounded insult to accolade in a matter of weeks. Why? Because thanks to the FIFA Women's World Cup and the BBC's coverage of it, more audiences have been able to watch or listen to, enjoy and celebrate women's football than ever before this summer. Steph Houghton and her England teammates have certainly been putting on a show in Canada...

13 Times We Wished We Were BFFs With The Women's England Squad

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 01.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

After defeating Canada 2-1, the England squad has made it to the semi-final of the Women's World Cup, proving once and for all that women are pretty k...

The Women's World Cup Has Been Action Packed - I've Loved Every Minute

Kelly Simmons | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK Sport
Kelly Simmons

The Women's World Cup has been action packed. I've loved every minute of it. Like an ever growing army of people, I'm counting down the hours until our Lionesses take on hosts Canada in Vancouver in the wee small hours of Sunday morning. And I'm fortunate enough to be cheering them on in person.

#ThisGirlCan Wins A Thoroughly Deserved Award At Cannes

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Since its launch in January, Sport England's groundbreaking This Girl Can campaign has inspired women around the country to up their fitness. Don't...

Releasing the Athlete Within

Lisa Regan | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Regan

I train Crossfit and I know the thoughts of this training discipline or lifestyle scares the life out of some when they YouTube what it actually is, but honestly once you get into the groove of it and its training style- all that happens is you release the athlete within yourself.

Dads Don't Do Enough To Encourage Their Daughters To Play Football, Says FA

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

There's no denying football has long been considered a father-son sport. We figured that in 2015, daughters would be starting to share the football...

Team SCA Have Made History, and We Can't Believe It!

Anna-Lena Elled | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK Sport
Anna-Lena Elled

To say that we're all a little bit older and a little bit wiser sounds completely contrived, but it is absolutely true - we are all very different women from those who started the race in Alicante those many months ago.

Girls Pose In Fierce Frozen-Themed Sports Team Shot (And It's Amazing)

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

This Frozen-themed shot of an all-girls softball team is nothing short of brilliant. Pro-photographer and mum, Betsy Gregory, took the fierce shot ...

Meet Sally Barkow

Anna-Lena Elled | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK Sport
Anna-Lena Elled

Sally grew up sailing on the lake close to her home. From there she went into youth classes to high school and colleague sailing. Eventually Sally progressed to Olympic sailing and stepped into the professional match racing circuit where she could race for a living. With a CV bursting with sailing experience, it's perhaps no surprise she is now in integral member of Team SCA.

The Winning 'Sprint'

Anna-Lena Elled | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK Sport
Anna-Lena Elled

We won! This morning we arrived in Lorient in France, which is our current stopover destination. The best thing about Lorient so far? We got there first!

FA Launches Campaign To Inspire More Girls To Play Football

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

There's no denying that the England women's football team has trained hard in preparation for the Women's World Cup and, the full tournament being bro...

Who's Who In The Women's World Cup England Team

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The opening of the Women's World Cup is fast approaching, with the England squad preparing to face France in their first fixture on Tuesday. So, wh...

Women's Football Cup Organisers Became Increasingly Annoyed At This Press Conference

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Sport

The Women’s Football World Cup kicks off tomorrow in Canada - but it's the Fifa corruption scandal that's still gathering all the soccer headlines. ...

Racing Around the Clock

Anna-Lena Elled | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK Sport
Anna-Lena Elled

After a while you get used to this pattern of behaviour and you quickly learn to sleep in small chunks at a time. It's phsically and mentally challenging but vital in these final few weeks as the clock prepares to strike - marking the end of our amazing journey.

Adding Women Into the Fifa Game Series Is Long Overdue

David Mooney | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Tech
David Mooney

Step forward EA Sports. On the release of Fifa 16 - which will be the 23rd version of the game to feature in the series, excluding any of the 'street' and World Cup editions - there will be an option for players to take control of women's teams. The most baffling aspect of the announcement was that it was done at a time when the Fifa organisation, entirely separate from the game series, is coming under fire over allegations of corruption by some of the most senior officials.

I Am a Female Athlete and I Am Also FAT

Julie Creffield | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Sport
Julie Creffield

Because Fat people don't do sports though do they? It's why they are still fat. It's why the nation has such a problem with obesity because fat people sit at home and watch daytime TV and eat biscuits by the packet load, right? They don't do exercise.

Women Are Finally In FIFA

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK Tech

The latest instalment of the Fifa video game has been announced, and after 22 years the series will finally feature female teams. This autumn, for ...

Even 'This Girl Can' Run a Mile

Helen Rankin | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Rankin

It wasn't just the total lack of confidence I had in my ability, I was also plagued with concerns about how I looked when I ran. Gym kit can feel particularly exposing and I found it very easy to worry that people would see me running and think "look at that larger lady running".