Category: Opinion

#28) Sport England/This Girl Can

This week guest writer Shona McCallin – Team GB Olympic hockey gold medalist – explains why Sport England and the This Girl Can campaign have been crucial in the quest to abolish negative stereotypes surrounding women in sport. What actually makes you sit back…

#16) Julie Creffield

Take a moment to picture yourself in this situation: you are just three weeks from running a marathon but, having spent months training, injure your back days before taking to the start line. Now imagine having the following conversation with a doctor who you’ve…

#8) Sporting Mums

Mums are incredible. Obviously Dads are awesome too but there’s just that something little bit extra special about the people who physically grow humans inside of them. Following on from that is the most painful experience known to mankind in order to give us…

It’s the process – not the person – that’s the issue

A new managerial appointment in football is supposed to bring feelings of hope, optimism and positivity. It’s the dawn of a new beginning. But Phil Neville’s announcement as the next England women’s boss could not have felt further from that. The former Manchester United…

My Top 10 Sporting Moments – 2017 (Part II)

As another year draws to a close it’s once again time for me to reflect on my favourite memories from the previous 12 months. This year’s list features game changing moments, unadulterated chaos, new faces rising to the top and old ones setting yet…

My Top 10 Sporting Moments – 2017 (Part I)

As another year draws to a close it’s once again time for me to reflect on my favourite memories from the previous 12 months. This year’s list features game changing moments, unadulterated chaos, new faces rising to the top and old ones setting yet…

Why Movember Is So Important To Me

And there we have it, the beloved beard has been sheared off once again. The temptation to leave it as a whopping great ‘Walrus’ ‘tache – à la Merv Hughes circa 1993 Ashes – was very high but that would be cheating. Every year…

After an incredible summer, it’s time to ensure female athletes get the equality they deserve

Just like that, the summer has ended. All of a sudden the days are now duller than watching England at Wembley, the nights longer than Fernando Alonso’s wait to be given a decent car, the suburban streets sparser than the crowd at a county…

What A Difference Two Days Make

It’s always so hard starting one of these posts. I may have just undertaken an entire year’s training that focused on how to write an effective piece that grabs the attention, but not one in the first person. How do you do it? To…

What is ‘greatness’?

‘Legend’ and ‘hero’ – just two of the numerous powerful descriptors that can be used to label athletes who have achieved great things, often overcoming adversity along the way and doing something most would think improbable. Such phrases should be reserved for those who…