Womens Sports

Why Rugby Is The Revolution Women Need Right Now

Alex Muller-Nicholson | Posted 14.08.2017 | UK Sport
Alex Muller-Nicholson

A revolution is afoot. Across the UK, women gather together. Brisk Sunday mornings, cold midweek evenings, the weekly training schedule might be set for the present - but the groundwork is being laid for an exciting future. The future of female rugby.

Why Do We Need Everyday Heroes In Sport?

Becki Morris | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK Sport
Becki Morris

So whether it's helping the next generation become active, or helping our friends overcome their fears, give some thought to who your role models are. And don't forget to look in the mirror too - because you might just be someone else's everyday hero.

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.

BBC Sports Personality/Performance/Popularity Awards: What Is It Really About?

Beckie Middleton | Posted 20.12.2016 | UK Sport
Beckie Middleton

As always, the BBC Sports Personality Awards show has thrown up some serious debate. A quick look through social media, digital or print news and you'll see hundreds of opinions on last night's show expressed with varying degrees of class, open-mindedness and decency.

Celebrating Women's Cricket and Women's Cricket Week

Jamie Beck | Posted 05.07.2017 | UK Sport
Jamie Beck

I managed to watch quite a bit of the recent series between the England and Pakistan Women's cricket team. Whilst Pakistan are a team growing into women's cricket, there were some fabulous performances on the England side, particularly with the bat.

Women's Sport: Not Just for Women

Alexandra Kyrke-Smith | Posted 30.10.2016 | UK Sport
Alexandra Kyrke-Smith

Whilst other sponsors are beginning to follow suit (Kia Motors made history with a stand-alone sponsorship of England women's cricket in 2014), the potential for growth and investment remains huge. The general public, both male and female, are increasingly seeing the value in women's sport. Now it's for the media, rights holders and sponsors to ensure they are doing the same.

Can't Wait to Follow England's Women's Footballers at the Rio Olympics?

Gordon Bryan | Posted 15.07.2016 | UK Sport
Gordon Bryan

After England's storming run to the semi final and ultimate 3rd place finish at the 2015 Women's World Cup, I can't wait to see how they get on at the 2016 Olympics in Rio.Although hang on, it won't be England, it'll be a Team GB side - still, I can't wait, they should be medal contenders...

The Women's World Cup Kicks Off! You Did Know It Was On, Right?

Gordon Bryan | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK Sport
Gordon Bryan

The World Cup kicks off this week - hooray! The Women's World Cup. Hang on, you did know it was on, right? Quite possibly not.

Women's Football - Is Jill Scott the Thin End of the Wedge?

Gordon Bryan | Posted 27.06.2015 | UK Sport
Gordon Bryan

As the money creeps further into the game, albeit slowly, is that increasing the pressure, which increases the intensity, which increases the likelihood of players losing their heads in the heat of the moment?

Why Do We Need Women's Only Sport Awards?

Sarah-Jane Mee | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Sport
Sarah-Jane Mee

Whilst I'm not a fan of positive discrimination, women's sport needs a platform to highlight its achievements and to encourage change. The recipients of next week's awards are the trailblazers that will get us there. Maybe in the future we won't need women's only sport awards, but right now without it some of

Youth Power: The Film Premiere with a Difference. #SwingTheVote

Rae Duke | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Politics
Rae Duke

A wondrous event took place in London town last night. A premiere like no other, vInspired's Swing The Vote set out to reveal what's remained a secret 'til now: exactly what will get the UK's 18-24 year olds to the ballot box next summer.

Time for La Tour?

Tom Mellor | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Sport
Tom Mellor

The women's Tour has been beset by problems since its creation in 1984. Whilst initially set up to run alongside the men's event as "La Grande Boucle Féminine", financial problems and interruptions ultimately led to its demise in 2009.

All Eyes on Brazil - But What About Women's Football?

Ruth Holdaway | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK Sport
Ruth Holdaway

There are plenty of utterly brilliant women's footballers out there. It's now about raising the overall standard and ensuring that the best female footballers in the country don't have to balance their commitment to their sport with full or part time work elsewhere. They all need the time and the financial security to be able to focus on their game. The men at the top of football get this, so why don't the women?

Women's University Boat Race - Henley's Last Hurrah!

Ruth Holdaway | Posted 31.05.2014 | UK Sport
Ruth Holdaway

Boat Race day has become a day to savour and I always, without fail and with a loyalty I cannot explain, support Oxford. A graduate of Birmingham University and with a family connection to Cambridge, I have no idea why it's the dark blues that I cheer on enthusiastically every year, but I do, and it will never change.

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?

Doncaster Belles Lose Appeal But Gain Support

Steve McKevitt | Posted 07.09.2013 | UK Sport
Steve McKevitt

On 30 June, the FA announced that Doncaster Belles had been unsuccessful in their appeal to remain in the Women's Super League (WSL). he appeal was made following the FA's decision back in April, after just one game of the current season, that Doncaster Belles would play in the second tier of the WSL when it expands to two divisions in 2014 .

The Waiting Game

Rosi Sexton | Posted 14.08.2013 | UK Sport
Rosi Sexton

When it comes to that moment when I walk out into the arena, I'll be completely prepared for the fight. The crowd will be much bigger than any I've fought for before, and I'm expecting an electric atmosphere. I can't wait to be a part of it.

Doncaster Belles Appeal - Will 22 Years at The Top Mean Sweet FA?

Steve McKevitt | Posted 31.07.2013 | UK Sport
Steve McKevitt

Belles will be replaced by Manchester City: a club with neither history nor pedigree in the women's game, but, as we all know, one with an awful lot of money. The implications for fans of smaller clubs everywhere are clear. Yet national media coverage has been modest so far.

A Journey Eleven Years in the Making

Rosi Sexton | Posted 31.07.2013 | UK Sport
Rosi Sexton

In a little under three weeks, I'll be making the final preparations before I step inside the world-famous Octagon to make my debut in my sport's most elite competition - the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

Why Bother Playing Football Matches? Just Count the Money Instead.

Steve McKevitt | Posted 14.07.2013 | UK Sport
Steve McKevitt

There is so little to choose between the sports pages and financial pages, one would be forgiven for thinking that money's all that matters The media is culpable in this, but the FA, noble guardian of the game, is doing very little to disabuse us of that fact either.

The Growing Pains of Women's Football - Doncaster Rovers Belles

Steve McKevitt | Posted 12.03.2013 | UK Sport
Steve McKevitt

Women's football offers a genuine opportunity for growth in an otherwise saturated market. The high-profile enjoyed by the 2011 World Cup in Germany demonstrated the commercial potential. In recognition the FA is giving the women's game a brand and identity of its own.

Football Crazy - It's Becoming a Girls' Game

Steve McKevitt | Posted 16.02.2013 | UK Sport
Steve McKevitt

Comparing boys football to girls in terms of quality is unfair. Girls' football is growing fast but there's so many more boys playing the game. In our league alone, there are 79 teams and around 1,200 boys. The equivalent girls' league is tiny in comparison. There are very good girl players, but there's a lot fewer of them.

Boxing for Buhinga: The Fight Club Diaries - Week Six

Helen Colclough | Posted 25.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Colclough

his week we're doing more sparring and everything has stepped up a notch. We learn the second rule of boxing club - which is "stop bloody saying sorry". For some reason our girliness is hard-wired and we can't help but apologise or giggle when we actually connect a punch.

Sarah O'Meara

Women Could Win More Than Men, Says Olympic Medallist

HuffingtonPost.com | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 01.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle

There’s no doubt Olympic silver medallist Gail Emms, who retired from playing badminton four years ago after Beijing 2008, is looking forward to the...