Tag: 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup

#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…

#2) #ShowUp

There’s no doubt about it: the noise surrounding women’s sport is the loudest it’s ever been. The column inches, coverage hours, viewing spectators and heroes created have all soared exponentially compared to what they were ten years ago. It’s still embryonic in comparison to…

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…

WSL 2016 Preview – Part I

It’s been a long winter without any football. ‘What on earth are you talking about?’ is one of the many responses that has probably entered your head after reading that statement. Whilst I am fully aware that there has indeed been plenty of football for…

My Top 11 Sporting Moments of 2015

When it comes to sport, pretty much anything and everything has happened in the past 12 months. From tales of widespread corruption and state-funded doping to some of the most remarkable sporting performances ever seen, nothing has been too farfetched for this frankly insane…

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…

Unofficial Match Report: Sunderland Ladies 2-2 Liverpool Ladies

Steph McDougall’s late equaliser earned Sunderland Ladies a well deserved point against reigning champions Liverpool at Hetton-le-Hole in a frenetic game full of skill, speed and tough tackling. The Lasses, who move one point ahead of Arsenal at the top of the Women’s Super…