Category: The 52

Australia’s women were a class above England in 2019 Ashes, but why?

Well that wasn’t the summer of cricket we were expecting. To many it was no surprise to see Australia’s women retain the Ashes for a third consecutive series. But the emphatic way in which they did so was a shock. And a worrying one…

Netball World Cup Special: Liz Watson

Success comes naturally to Liz Watson. She may only be 25 but already the Australian netball star has experienced plenty of it in her sporting career. Her cabinet currently boasts three Netball Quad Series golds and a Commonwealth Games silver with the Samsung Diamonds…

Netball World Cup Special: Shannon Saunders

Shannon Saunders’ netball career will complete a full circle at 9am tomorrow when she steps out onto Liverpool Arena’s court for the opening game of the 2019 Netball World Cup. Having made her New Zealand debut back in 2013, there were fears she’d played…

Netball World Cup Special: Jo Weston

“I’ve always been somewhat gregarious. My Mum used to say ‘there’s no show without Jo!’” Speaking to Jo Weston, you wouldn’t realise she is just days away from one of the toughest tests of her netball career; the 2019 Netball World Cup. The Australian…

#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…

#51) Bianca Walkden & Jade Jones

Who would’ve thought ten years ago that Great Britain would be one of the world’s leading contenders in the sport of Taekwondo? Indeed, how many of us had even heard of it back then? Yet now our nation currently boasts a roster of international…

#50) Leah Wilkinson

Photo credit: Hockey Wales Alun Wyn Jones, Jess Fishlock, Ryan Giggs, Helen Weston, Sam Warburton, Sarah Thomas – just some of the incredible athletes to have come out of Wales. Each has a multitude of accolades – both individual and team – to their…

#49) Emily Nicholl

Emily Nicholl is the true epitome of someone who never gave up on their dreams. In just a few weeks’ time the 25-year-old will be hoping to step onto the court of Liverpool’s M&S Bank Arena as Scotland begin their Netball World Cup campaign…

#48) GB’s Para-canoeists, Para-triathletes, Para-cycling & Wheelchair Tennis Stars

One of the best things about summer is the vast number of sporting events for armchair fans to indulge ourselves in. The last week epitomised this perfectly – it seemed as though everywhere you looked there was a major international or domestic event happening….

#47) #BeReady

Football fans were graced with three moments of genius in just 24 hours this week. The first was that corner from Trent Alexander-Arnold on Tuesday, while the third was Dele Alli’s superb flick to set up Lucas Moura’s sensational winner the following evening. Yet…