Category: The 52

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””

Women’s cricket buoyant through coronavirus storm

With England’s women set to take on West Indies in their first matches of the summer starting today, Ollie Godden reflects on how the game has found solace after a difficult few months. It was supposed to be the start of an era; £20million… Continue Reading “Women’s cricket buoyant through coronavirus storm”

“The support showed that people are ready for more women’s sport, more women’s rugby”

Women’s sport is unquestionably on the rise, both in terms of its acceptance and popularity. But with this also comes an increased awareness of how unequally male and female athletes are still often treated. No better was this shown that just a few weeks… Continue Reading ““The support showed that people are ready for more women’s sport, more women’s rugby””

Poppy Wilson: “I didn’t know there was a pathway to become a professional footballer. I was just doing it because I loved it”

In her first piece for The 52, Cassie Coombes spoke to up-and-coming footballing star Poppy Wilson about overcoming setbacks right at the start of her journey. At first, football was simply a passion for Poppy Wilson. Years later, and having overcome her fair share… Continue Reading “Poppy Wilson: “I didn’t know there was a pathway to become a professional footballer. I was just doing it because I loved it””

Cricket’s female commentators shining bright despite gloomy start to British summer

The return of Test match cricket last week brought back a sense of familiarity long sought by so many. Rain delays, English batting collapses and the result going down to the wire – it was as though nothing had changed, despite the lack of… Continue Reading “Cricket’s female commentators shining bright despite gloomy start to British summer”

No Balls: The Podcast We All Need During Lockdown

There hasn’t been much to smile about over the last few months. A deadly virus sweeping across the world, quarantines and lockdowns forcing us to stay at home, the lives and livelihoods of many under severe threat. It’s been a rough ride. Finding something… Continue Reading “No Balls: The Podcast We All Need During Lockdown”

“Continue to keep proving the t**ts wrong & inspire the masses”

Men are the worst. Ok so that’s a massive, sweeping generalisation (being a man myself I’d like to say that quite a few of us are ok!) but one Twitter post earlier this week has confirmed that there are still a number of colossal… Continue Reading ““Continue to keep proving the t**ts wrong & inspire the masses””

Find those Raes of sunshine to help you through tough times

Coronavirus has altered our lives beyond recognition. Almost overnight we changed from being a socially mobile nation, one where millions of people travelled many miles and saw multitudes of people over the course of a single day, to one confined to our homes. For… Continue Reading “Find those Raes of sunshine to help you through tough times”

Totally Runable KickStart Poster Project To Reduce Sport Gender Gap

With the current global coronavirus pandemic shutting down the world, it is feared that all the progress that has been made with the acceptance and growth of women’s sport could be undone. With many leagues, governing bodies and teams facing significant financial difficulties, the… Continue Reading “Totally Runable KickStart Poster Project To Reduce Sport Gender Gap”