Category: Hockey

The ‘Social Awakening’ That’s Been #UNLOCKED By Women’s Sport Trust

It’s not often you’ll hear someone utter the phrase ‘one of the best experiences of my life’ when talking about an event from 2020. But, in amongst all the chaos this difficult year has wrung upon us, Emily Defroand and Tess Howard have indeed… Continue Reading “The ‘Social Awakening’ That’s Been #UNLOCKED By Women’s Sport Trust”

Enough is enough; it’s time to provide female athletes with the kit they deserve

It’s incredible to think how much advances in technology have influenced sport in recent years. Video referees, sport and exercise science, HawkEye, undersoil heating, pay-per-view, electric engines – all of these and more have changed how we view nearly every event. Compare most to… Continue Reading “Enough is enough; it’s time to provide female athletes with the kit they deserve”

“Whatever your body looks like, be proud because it’s serving you well”

How do you feel about how you look? According to a survey conducted by the Mental Health Foundation (MHF) and YouGov in 2019, 20% of UK adults said they felt shame because of their body image, while 19% admitted being disgusted. In addition, 37%… Continue Reading ““Whatever your body looks like, be proud because it’s serving you well””

Thank You Alex Danson-Bennett

It’s always sad when one of sport’s greats decides it’s time to step away. But Alex Danson-Bennett doesn’t want us to be down. She wants us to celebrate what she achieved across 18 incredible years. However we don’t want to just applaud her career,… Continue Reading “Thank You Alex Danson-Bennett”

Heat, storms & goals – McCallin reflects on first tour of 2020

Shona McCallin looks back on an exciting tour for GB Hockey to Australia and New Zealand and how it felt to make her FIH Hockey Pro League debut, score her first GB goal and make her 50th appearance. It’s crunch time for a lot… Continue Reading “Heat, storms & goals – McCallin reflects on first tour of 2020”

The 52’s Favourite Moments Of 2019

At the end of another groundbreaking year for women’s sport, The 52’s Will Moulton (WM), Alasdair Hooper (AHp), Alex Horowitz (AHz), Ollie Godden (OG), Julia Cook (JC) and Shona McCallin (SMc) have collated their favourite moments of 2019. And in case you missed it,… Continue Reading “The 52’s Favourite Moments Of 2019”

“Hockey is a flagship team sport & pioneer for athletic equality”

In her first piece for The 52, England and GB international Tess Howard reviews her favourite hockey moments of 2019 and explains why they show the sport has a blueprint for gender equality that all other should follow. To legitimise women’s sport, it is… Continue Reading ““Hockey is a flagship team sport & pioneer for athletic equality””

Lionesses’ Wembley extravaganza epitomised #BeSeenBeHeardBeInspired; now we need all sports to get on board

“Daddy, I think I want to be a goalkeeper.” This was the heartwarming statement made by a young girl sat behind me as nearly 78,000 people watched the Lionesses take on Germany at Wembley at the weekend. Despite being no older than six, she… Continue Reading “Lionesses’ Wembley extravaganza epitomised #BeSeenBeHeardBeInspired; now we need all sports to get on board”

McCallin ready to use Euros pain to ensure GB qualify for Tokyo 2020

Rio 2016 hockey gold medallist Shona McCallin explains how she and her England team-mates will be using their Euros disappointment to ensure GB qualify for Tokyo 2020. I’m back! Back on the international hockey scene after 17 months out of the game and back… Continue Reading “McCallin ready to use Euros pain to ensure GB qualify for Tokyo 2020”

#52) GB Hockey

What better way to round off our year-long journey than with the team that ignited my passion to try and bring about gender equal sports media coverage? I was one of around 10 million people watching Great Britain’s women win a stunning gold medal… Continue Reading “#52) GB Hockey”