Women in Sport

Women's Rugby World Cup 2014: A Realistic Chance for English Sporting Glory

Vicky Chan | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Vicky Chan

England have featured in 5 of the 6 tightly contested Women's Rugby World Cup finals since its inauguration in 1991, being named champions just once in 1994... England haven't had a very happy summer of sport, and England Women's Rugby stand a good chance at grasping international glory in the coming weeks.

This Is Why Women's Sport Is Not As Big As Men's Sport

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Sexism - the big elephant in the room when it comes to discussing women's sport - may be the chief reason why it is not on equal footing with men, but...

Venus Williams' Naked ESPN Cover: Why I Can't Stop Looking At That Magnificent Bum

Brogan Driscoll | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Brogan Driscoll

From warrior-like to more slender, ESPN champions the various physiques of athletes from different disciplines. And there's no question to which category Venus falls into. The former no.1 seed and seven-time Grand Slam champion is known for her strength and speed - she has the fastest serve ever recorded by a woman at 129mph - is ferocious on court and has a body to die for.

Is This How To Get Young Girls Into Tennis?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Judy Murray has warned there are not enough young girls playing tennis as she launches a new grassroots programme, Miss Hits, to inspire female partic...

Wimbledon: Why Are Female Tennis Players Going Bra-Less?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When you hear the word Wimbledon, you're likely to think of British summer time, strawberries, and tennis whites - and organisers are determined to k...

Did A Breast Reduction Help Simona Halep Become No. 3 Seed?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Having large breasts can cause women to have back ache, neck pain and poor posture - and according to a recent reports, it can also really affect thei...

Women, Do You Enjoy Football And Beer? This Sexist Advert Says You Can't

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 29.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Heineken seem to have a real problem with women. We're used to the company failing to understand that women drink beer too, but now they've gone on...

Costa Appointment Gives Hope to Powell

Matthew Smith | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Sport
Matthew Smith

Will such an appointment ever be made in the British game? Maybe its a long shot - particularly given that in the WSL, only two of the eight managers in the top tier are women - but we have hope. Literally.

Why Softball Isn't a 'Girl's Sport'

Lucy Sherriff | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Sport
Lucy Sherriff

A softball is not a soft ball. It's actually pretty hard. So much so that when one hit me in the face, it broke my nose. Shrugging off softball as an effeminate, lazy sport is not only ignorant but is an insult to the work of so many individuals and organisations who have worked to spread this sport across the world, such as BSUK.

13-Year-Old Girl Hits Out At Sexism In Surfing

The Huffington Post UK | Rachael Getzels | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A 13-year-old girl has hit out at a popular Australian surfing magazine for the sexist way it portrays women. Keen surfer Olive Bowers was shocked ...

Why WSFF Is Saying Yes to Success

Ruth Holdaway | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK Sport
Ruth Holdaway

On International Women's Day, the sun warmed the streets of London for the first time in months; the perfect day then to make my first visit to the Olympic Park since those halcyon days of 2012. Little did I know, I was about to relive the magic.

Poorna Bell

How Ex-Olympian Anna Watkins Is Changing The Conversation Around Women In Sport

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Anna Watkins and Katherine Grainger, as they charged towards a gold medal win in the double sculls at the 2012 Olympics, held the nation captivated. ...

Sport, Sexism and Cheerleading

Jane Ashworth | Posted 27.04.2014 | UK Sport
Jane Ashworth

Cheerleading is hard work. See if you can do it. Try a dozen star jumps from a crouched down position, twizzle in the air and chant at the top of your voice at the same time. Unless you go to the gym more than every now and then, I bet you can't do it.

The Ladies of the Monte Carlo Rally

Lara Platman | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lara Platman

The Monte Carlo Rally began in 1911, but during the twenties with such interest from manufacturers and keen driving enthusiasts wanting to expose the quality and durability of their cars, the rules allowed competitors to select their own departures far and wide across Europe.

The Vile Abuse of Beth Tweddle Highlights the Unacceptable and Offensive Attitudes Faced By Women in the Public Eye

Vicky Gomersall | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Sport
Vicky Gomersall

On Tuesday, Beth Tweddle joined me on Sportswomen, a weekly show I present on Sky Sports News' about women in sport. What immediately followed her appearance in the studio, absolutely shocked and sickened me and my colleagues at Sky Sports, along with many other people... Change in attitudes won't happen overnight but we have to keep standing up for what we believe in. We owe it to women like Beth who have worked so hard to achieve success. And we owe it to the women, like those Rimla works with, who are discovering the positive impact that sport can have on their lives.

Let's Turn Beth Tweddle Twitter Q&A Abuse Into Something Positive

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The legacy of London 2012 was well and truly shat on this fine Tuesday morning, as a bunch of nasty trolls abused Olympic gymnast Beth Tweddle during ...

Why Are Female Athletes So Judged on Their Bodies?

Hannah Cockroft | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK Sport
Hannah Cockroft

At the moment, Rebecca Adlington is in the jungle but the reception she has got is a good show of the pressure athletes are under. Where the male athletes have women drooling over their six packs, I feel as a female athlete, you are constantly being judged on your body.

The Fight for Equality in Sport Rages On

James Willstrop | Posted 29.12.2013 | UK Sport
James Willstrop

That the women are no less exceptional at what they do is clear and last week's event proved this beyond doubt. The women's game is as competitive as ever and they are just as fiercely dedicated to their sport as the men, if not more. Why then should they reap less?

Women, Sport and the Future

Alexandra Chalat | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Sport
Alexandra Chalat

When we think of 'women and sport' - in the empowerment sense - many of us think of participation: how can we get more girls and women playing sport, utilising sport, using it as an opportunity to succeed? Gender equality in sport is important - that's a fact - and valiant efforts are going towards getting women's sport more coverage, more attention, and securing more resources towards providing opportunities for girls and young women to get access to sport.

Brogan Driscoll

Too Good For The Boys? Kelly Smith's Rise To Football Stardom

HuffingtonPost.com | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Kicked off her local boys team at the age of seven because despite being the top goal scorer, Kelly Smith has gone on to become one of England's fines...

Are These The Most Inspirational Women In Sport?

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

With UEFA Women’s Euro 2013 in full swing, Marion Bartoli’s Wimbledon triumph still fresh in our minds and the first anniversary of what was widel...

Is Sport Sexist?

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 18.07.2013 | UK

A growing sexism row has engulfed some of the world's greatest sports events. As golf's Open Championship became embroiled in controversy over its ...

Dear Tour De France, It's About Time You Let Women Cycle Too

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

For the past 100 years, the Tour de France has been one of the most prestigious sporting events in the world. But, sadly, it has also been one of the ...

Agnieszka Radwanska Naked Cover: Empowering Or Debasing?

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 18.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Agnieszka Radwanska's decision to pose naked on the cover of ESPN Magazine's 'Body Issue' has proved divisive. After the magazine's publication, th...

It's a Sad Day for Women's Tennis When Kim Sears Gets More Attention Than Marion Bartoli

Brogan Driscoll | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Brogan Driscoll

Anyone would think that it was Kim Sears who won the women's title at Wimbledon on Saturday, given the amount of media coverage she's received over the past few days. But, lest we forget, that honour belongs to Marion Bartoli. And it was bloody well earned.