Women in Sport

The Malacca Straits

Corinna Halloran | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Sport
Corinna Halloran

The Malacca Straits are famous as one of the largest areas for shipping in the world--80% of the world's oil travels through the Straits.

Male TV Presenter Asks Female Tennis Star To Twirl, Twitter Brands Him A Sexist Bozo

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Canadian tennis player Eugenie Bouchard cruised into the third round of the Australian Open on Wednesday, but that wasn't important to one TV presente...

How Do Periods Affect Women In Sport?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Let's face it, periods are annoying. But for some of the world's most talented sports people, getting a period is more than a little bit irritating...

Morning Coffee

Corinna Halloran | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Sport
Corinna Halloran

Despite a less than comfortable life down below, we're all pretty excited for the next couple of days. Around 2100 tonight we're due to reach the top of Sumatra (finally!) and begin our journey through the Malacca Straits. The Malacca Straits are like a busy marine highway and we have a narrow path to scoot through, which also includes fishing boats and shallow waters.

The Life of Pi

Corinna Halloran | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Sport
Corinna Halloran

As we sail together across the largest Bay in the world, it is very apparent that no sea is too big to cross and no mountain is too tall to climb--our sense of adventure and our communal love for racing are at the heart of our story.

African Footballer Forced To Strip Naked 'To Prove She Was A Woman'

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Sport

One of Africa’s top woman footballers has revealed her appalling treatment at the hands of African football authorities. Genoveva Añonma, a sta...

Poorna Bell

Finally, A Fitness Campaign For Real Women That Features Cellulite And 'Jiggles'

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

There aren't enough women in sport, we already know that much. But we aren't talking about the Jessica Ennis-Hills of this world, or even sport as...

The Next Chapter

Corinna Halloran | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Sport
Corinna Halloran

And so it begins again! Yesterday, Team SCA, plus five other sailboats, set off for the 4,600 mile race to Sanya, China, in leg three of the Volvo Ocean Race. It was a day of mixed emotions including excitement, stress, happiness, and a twinge of sadness...

We Have Arrived

Corinna Halloran | Posted 21.12.2014 | UK Sport
Corinna Halloran

It's a very interesting time here in Abu Dhabi as we break down the leg. The important thing to remember is that this is all a time for the benefit of the team and the race as a whole. So, watch out, Team SCA is coming back on 3 January with a fighting vengeance as we navigate our way through tricky seas to Sanya, China!

Sticking Together

Corinna Halloran | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Sport
Corinna Halloran

If you've watched any of the Volvo Ocean Race video content (you can find a bunch of ours on the Team SCA website), you'd most likely gather that out here it's 100% carnage 100% of the time. However, this can be a bit deceptive as generally, especially in the last few days, for us it's been far from carnage.

Life at an Angle

Corinna Halloran | Posted 12.12.2014 | UK Sport
Corinna Halloran

Life on board is finally beginning to look "normal" again. For the last four days (although it feels like more!) we've been living a flat life. Cooking, changing, sleeping, and eating were all incredibly easy. Yes, it's been excruciatingly hot so life hasn't been that easy, but you are easily spoiled by flat water, no wind conditions.

Boiling Point

Corinna Halloran | Posted 11.12.2014 | UK Sport
Corinna Halloran

Despite the sunshine and no wind, it's pretty 'extreme' out here as you attempt to stay healthy in these extreme conditions. Nonetheless, it is vital to stay at 100% as you need your body to be a machine to help get the boat through.

Ran Aground

Corinna Halloran | Posted 09.12.2014 | UK Sport
Corinna Halloran

Frustrated, angry, annoyed, defeated, exhausted, and sunburnt are some of the best ways to describe Team SCA, after sailing for 24 hours with no wind. It seems some people have steam coming out of their ears out of frustration...

Stephanie Roche, Fifa Goal Of The Year Nominee, On Women's Football And Tokenism

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 11.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Football has long been a man's world. While top male players take home six figures every week and are cheered by millions of fans across the world, fe...

Sibling Rivalry

Corinna Halloran | Posted 24.01.2015 | UK Sport
Corinna Halloran

As Team SCA settle into life on land in Cape Town, and make the most of spending precious 'down time' with family and loved ones, one of the crew has discovered that there's nothing like a bit of sibling rivalry to keep her fearlessly fighting off the competition!

Cape Town

Corinna Halloran | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Sport
Corinna Halloran

Team SCA has been showing that hard work, team work, and concentration is what we are made of. We especially saw this on Saturday in our InPort race around the harbour, where we were faced with some very shifty wind conditions and tricky manoeuvres but managed to pull off a third place

Incredible!

Corinna Halloran | Posted 17.01.2015 | UK Sport
Corinna Halloran

If we had to sum Leg 1 up in a single word, it would be 'incredible'. In the 27 days between Alicante and Cape Town we really did see a bit of everything. There were good days and bad days; it was up and down, windy and light, sunny and raining. A true test of our abilities as a team, and an amazing way to begin this epic journey.

My Life: 'It's Okay To Be A Woman And Be Competitive'

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

For years Judy Murray was known only as Andy and Jamie's mum, sat at the side of a tennis court clenching her fist and baring her teeth - while her so...

My Cycle Ride With the World's Best Cyclist

Lucy Hurn | Posted 30.12.2014 | UK Sport
Lucy Hurn

Last weekend I went out cycling with one of the world's greatest cyclists, Marianne Vos. I should probably clarify, it wasn't just me and Marianne, but me and about 50 other women who joined the #TakeTheStage 'secret twitter ride' that Marianne's team organised to promote women's cycling.

Women In Cycling - Going Beyond "Shrink It and Pink It"

Fuchsia Watson | Posted 24.12.2014 | UK Sport
Fuchsia Watson

Don't get me wrong there are some brilliant female role models in cycling, great resources available to female cyclists, inspiring blogs, wonderful fashionable and practical items specifically for women, but you often have to search for them and it can feel like an overwhelming amount of information. All this can be intimidating for someone wanting to take up cycling for the first time.

We're Off!

Corinna Halloran | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK Sport
Corinna Halloran

Team SCA begins sailing around the world in the 2014-2015 Volvo Ocean Race, a 39,750 nautical mile ocean race reaching 10 countries over the next nine months. On the boat we are sailing with 12 women, including one onboard reporter (that's me), but our sailing team is made up of 14 women - all incredibly strong and intelligent on the art of sailing offshore.

'We Can Transform Stereotypes Of Women With Disabilities'

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When 19-year-old aspiring model Wendy Crawford woke up to find she'd been hit by a drunk driver, her life changed completely. The accident had made...

'Camel Toe' Comments Completely Overshadow Achievements Of Colombian Women's Cycling Team

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 18.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The Colombian Women's Cycling team have found themselves the centre of ridicule media attention today, after an unfortunate kit design - featuring a n...

For the Future of Women's Sport, We Need Collaboration

Ruth Holdaway | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Sport
Ruth Holdaway

If I get my job right, one day the Women's Sport and Fitness Foundation won't need to exist, because we'll have achieved full gender equity for the sector. That day isn't here yet, but we're working towards it and the partnerships and collaborations we form will help us get there.

What the England Women's Rugby Team Can Teach Us About Life

Vicky Chan | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Vicky Chan

England Women came home on Monday after beating Canada 21-9 in the World Cup Final... Their victory has been hailed as a giant step forwards for women in sport, especially for women's rugby in England. Here are three lessons we can all learn from the England Women's Rugby team...