Category: The 52

Beevers continuing to set records as women’s rugby league flourishes

How did you celebrate your 18th birthday? Studying for your A-levels? Buying your first round? Taking in a nightclub? How about helping your club to a historic domestic double in a game shown live to thousands of people on Sky Sports? That’s exactly what…

Why The Hundred should be a force for good for English women’s cricket

After a disappointing 2019 and the conclusion of the Kia Super League (KSL), Ollie Godden explains how he thinks The Hundred could revolutionise English women’s cricket. The Kia Super League was the jump start English women’s cricket needed. Having played a significant part in…

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…

The track and field stars hitting back against body shamers

With the 2019 World Athletics Championships well underway, Julia Cook takes a look into the issues of body shaming that have become more and more prevalent in track and field over recent years. There’s no doubt about it, Eilish McColgan is having a sensational…

The Dream Gap Tour: How 200 players are fighting to change the face of women’s ice hockey

Alasdair Hooper takes us through the almost unprecedented situation in North America where many of the world’s best ice hockey players are refusing to play professionally in order to get the rights they deserve. Imagine a scenario where 200 of the best footballers refused…

Record FA WSL Attendances A Start; Now Let’s Make It Regular

With record attendances at the opening weekend of the 2019/20 Barclays FA WSL season, Reading’s Remi Allen tells us why the players want nothing more than to play in front of packed stadiums every single week. The FA WSL made its long awaited return earlier…

#BeSeenBeHeardBeInspired – The Next Chapter For The 52

Women’s sport is receiving more coverage than ever before But gender equal media sports coverage can’t be a fad; it needs to be the norm We are dedicated to giving women’s sport the platform it deserves The platform to #BeSeenBeHeardBeInspired 🔗 https://t.co/kwcMbxk70v pic.twitter.com/2v21WQniOx —…

WRITING OPPORTUNITY: Join The 52

Women’s sport is in the best position it’s ever been. More people are watching, playing, reading, writing and talking about it than any other time in recent memory. Three major outlets – BBC, The Telegraph and GiveMeSport – now all have dedicated campaigns to…

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…