UK Sport's decision to strip Wheelchair Rugby of its £750,000 a year funding was a chastening reminder that disabled sport in Britain remains a poor relation, struggling to keep its head above water.
As part of our All Women Everywhere project, Francesca vlogs on being spoken down to and undermined by men as a sports fan and why she won't let anyone stop her from enjoying and talking about the sports she loves.
Tackling will not be outlawed as some fear but the emphasis needs to be placed on educating players as to how the more serious injuries are caused. International football, I fear, may be on more borrowed time as a serious spectacle. One hopes that a balance between club versus country can be maintained.
Anyway, the real stuff starts again next week and we can look forward to Chelsea grinding out another Premier League title, more tittle-tattle around Arsene and Jose putting all his eggs in a Europa League shaped basket.
Today, the workshops are up and running throughout Everton Football Club's communities. The goal of the project, if I can use that pun, is to educate young men to understand what healthy/appropriate relationships look like and then apply this learning to keeping safe online. Andy, who runs the workshops aided by the Everton Safeguarding Team, is not only an e-safety expert trainer, but also a Football Coach, so he's been able to make an immediate connection with all the young men participating.
It seems unlikely that the period were Jewish boxers were the envy of the world will not be repeated. One hopes that the historical significance of those boxers is not forgotten and their legacy is celebrated as triumph against adversity.
Seven years ago I watched a friend play roller derby and decided to have a go. I fully expected that I would try it out, then promptly give it up and chuck my skates into the cupboard with discarded musical instruments. But somehow I found myself hooked.