#45) Elise Christie

#45) Elise Christie

Photo credit: Martin Holtom It’s difficult finding a genuine reason to dislike Elise Christie. Her quirky personality, motivational Instagram posts and relative humbleness despite her immense talent all serve to make the short track speed skater highly endearing. She is a journalist’s dream too, with her often brutal honesty and willingness to delve into some [...]

#35) Susannah Gill

#35) Susannah Gill

Photo credit: Susannah Gill (@TheIronLadyRuns) What Susannah Gill achieved last week is nothing short of extraordinary. The British runner not only completed the notorious World Marathon Challenge - also known as ’777’ as it involves running seven marathons on seven continents in seven days - but she did so in a world record time. In [...]

#31) England Netball

#31) England Netball

This week our second guest writer Ella Jerman explains why England Netball can lead the charge for women's sport in 2019. It was the gold that nobody predicted. England had won just three netball titles - and no ‘major’ ones - while Australia had won fifteen. Tracey Neville’s side had already made history by reaching [...]

#12) Caitlin Beevers

#12) Caitlin Beevers

Picture Credit: Caitlin Beevers (@CaitlinBeevers1) For most of us, creating history is something we can only ever dream of. But for Caitlin Beevers this is becoming something of a regularity as she did that twice last month - while still at school! As well as focusing on her GCSEs, 16-year-old Caitlin has been writing her [...]

#9) #HWC2018

#9) #HWC2018

Sport has a habit of producing special moments. They can be very much personal - i.e. returning from injury or winning a maiden tournament - or they can be cultural, marking a major shift in perceptions. It’s fair to say the 2018 Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup was special for both reasons. In a slight [...]

A Sad State of Affairs

It’s fairly late on a Monday evening, I’ve just finished working on an essay and decide to check the news before heading off to bed. Clicking on the BBC Sport website to see the result of that night’s Premier League fixture, I am greeted by the headline that the corporation has uncovered a number of [...]

Genius

I must confess that, over the years, I have fallen out of love with snooker. When I was younger I absolutely loved watching it, especially the Masters - according to my Dad, when I was a baby I was fixated with the colour green so we would always watch cricket, football, rugby and snooker together! [...]