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#36) Jade Clarke

#36) Jade Clarke

Understated is not a term you would currently associate with England Netball. From that incredible last minute victory at Gold Coast 2018 to narrowly missing out on thrilling Quad Series title last month, they’ve certainly been making plenty of noise over the last year, as Ella Jerman described. And with Liverpool’s Echo Arena hosting the [...]

#35) Susannah Gill

#35) Susannah Gill

Photo credit: Susannah Gill (@TheIronLadyRuns) What Susannah Gill achieved last week is nothing short of extraordinary. The British runner not only completed the notorious World Marathon Challenge - also known as ’777’ as it involves running seven marathons on seven continents in seven days - but she did so in a world record time. In [...]

#34) Katy Daley-McLean

#34) Katy Daley-McLean

There isn’t much that can be said about Katy Daley-McLean that hasn’t been uttered on numerous occasions already. The caytoo athlete has been an icon of English rugby for more than a decade, inspiring thousands of women and young girls the length and breadth the country. Not that you’d know it when speaking to the [...]

#33) Women’s Six Nations Special – England

#33) Women’s Six Nations Special – England

The 2019 Women’s Six Nations kicks off tonight when England take on Ireland determined to overcome the disappointment of finishing second last year. Captain Sarah Hunter and her Red Roses side missed out on a second consecutive title with an agonising one point defeat to France in their fourth game and will be fully focused [...]

#32) WBBL

#32) WBBL

How good has the fourth edition of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) been? As a staunch supporter of all things related to English cricket, this isn’t the easiest statement to make. But there can be no question about it; when it comes to T20 tournaments, the Aussies have got it very right. While some [...]

#31) England Netball

#31) England Netball

This week our second guest writer Ella Jerman explains why England Netball can lead the charge for women's sport in 2019. It was the gold that nobody predicted. England had won just three netball titles - and no ‘major’ ones - while Australia had won fifteen. Tracey Neville’s side had already made history by reaching [...]

#30) Karen Brown MBE

#30) Karen Brown MBE

As the saying goes, just because someone is an exceptional player it doesn’t mean they will be a good manager or coach. There have been very few who have managed to transgress this stereotype - Pep Guardiola and Kenny Dalglish are two of a handful from football, while Andy Flower also did a pretty good [...]