Tag: BBC

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…

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…

England Inspired, Now It’s Up To Us To Ensure Lionesses’ World Cup Legacy Lives On

21:53 – the time last night when the tears of a nation started flowing as the final whistle was blown on England’s 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup campaign. It was a heart wrenching, soul destroying moment, seeing those 23 athletes whom we’ve come to…

#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…

#39) Kadeena Cox

“I’m a survivor; I’m not gonna give up; I’m not gonna stop; I’m gonna work harder. I’m a survivor; I’m gonna make it; I will survive; keep on surviving.” There can be no doubting how empowering this chart-topping hit from Destiny’s Child is. It’s…

#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…

#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…

#25) caytoo

You know women’s sport is on the rise when companies are being formed with specific objectives to help it grow even further. That’s exactly what caytoo – an exciting organisation launched earlier this month by former business intelligence quartet Jeremy Thompson, Alex Burmaster, Ellen…

#22) #SeeSportyBeSporty

It’s no secret that media coverage of women’s sport is far inferior to men. The stats are damning; research by Women in Sport in 2015 found that just 7% of all sport media coverage in the UK focused women, with the figure as low…

#18) Lizzie Carr

Photo credit: Joel Caldwell As the saying goes, every cloud has a silver lining. No-one understands this better than Lizzie Carr – or Lizzie Outside as many know her – who was diagnosed with cancer aged just 26. “It completely blindsided me to be…