Nicola Adams shares the story of her incredible journey to Olympic glory and how she changed both the public’s perception of the sport, and the opinion of promoter Frank Warren, an outspoken critic of women’s boxing.
With the current Lionesses helping to present some of the awards, seeing how much it meant to the winners was incredibly heartwarming. But it felt more than that. It felt amazing to watch everybody receive the recognition they deserve for playing their part in excelling the women's game...
We owe a great deal to the performance of our current England and Scotland squads. They are achieving more than our men's teams could muster over two decades. Thursdays match is not just a momentous night for our Lionesses. It's a significant landmark in football.
Ten years ago we took a close look at the media coverage of men's and women's international football and it is safe to say, we have come a long way. When we compared a Women's World Cup match in 2007 to the men's Euro Qualifiers shown around the same time, the difference was stark.
She added a floral jacket to keep things formal 👏
As Scotland Women prepare to take on England’s Lionesses for their opening UEFA Women’s EURO 2017 match, MP Hannah Bardell
As a kid, my dream was to play football for England. Wasn't everyone's? That ambition took me to Bristol City FC girls teams
Growing up sport was my passion and I was happiest and most confident when playing it. Schoolwork in the classroom took precedence in those days but after leaving school the balance slowly started to change.
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.
Like so many people around the country, my jaw dropped when I saw Jess Ennis-Hill steam through the finish line of the 800m