Womens Sport

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.

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.

India's First Female Fight Club

Mary Kom | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Sport
Mary Kom

Last week I came to London to announce that a long held dream of mine is coming true. In partnership with Vodafone, I'm going to share self-defence techniques and tips with women throughout India. We'll teach women mental and physical skills that will improve their self-confidence and help them defend themselves.

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.

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.

Don't Give Our Ladies the Bird...

Joff Thompson | Posted 15.09.2013 | UK Sport
Joff Thompson

The dismissal that women's football is meaningless and a waste of time. It makes me laugh because this label is often applied by men with personalities even less developed than Calvin Harris, who involve themselves in Sunday league football that is so far down the football pyramid that you need a Time Team dig to find it.

Ten Years of Teamwork: Growing the Grassroots Game

Sir Geoff Hurst | Posted 25.05.2013 | UK Sport
Sir Geoff Hurst

The popularity of the women's game has grown remarkably over the past 10 years, demonstrating a change in attitude and culture around the female version of the game. This is backed up by findings revealed this month that shows the number of registered girls' football teams has grown in the past decade by 15% in England.

Women In Sport: An Even Playing Field?

Katie Simmonds | Posted 23.01.2013 | UK Sport
Katie Simmonds

The power of female athletes to draw audiences in London 2012 highlights the appetite for women's sport. However, the current lack of coverage is creating a glass ceiling effect. The lack of exposure on the playing field is reflected in the boardroom with few women in senior positions at sports clubs and governing bodies.

Roller Derby: The Next Olympics Sport For Women?

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Find out why Phoebe from The Flick.com wants is wants to see a 'Rollympics'.....

Where Are the Male Rhythmic Gymnasts?

Milena Popova | Posted 10.10.2012 | UK Sport
Milena Popova

Yet if we want true equality, we need to challenge the dinosaurs of sport such as the International Gymnastics Federation, to treat both genders equally across different variations in the sport and to encourage participation from all.