Tag: England

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 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…

Former England international MacLeod hoping to inspire new generation

Ollie Godden spoke to former England cricketer Laura MacLeod about her new role as Director of West Midlands Cricket Limited & how she hopes to inspire more girls and women than ever before to pick up a bat or a ball. Stories of early…

Katherine Legge & Christina Nielsen: The two women silently leading a motorsport revolution

Photo credit: Brian Cleary, Brian Cleary/BCPix.com While gender equality has grown exponentially across many sports in recent years, motorsport has often been criticised for failing to follow suit. And when it did try to address the issue with the creation of the W Series,…

Thank You Alex Danson-Bennett

It’s always sad when one of sport’s greats decides it’s time to step away. But Alex Danson-Bennett doesn’t want us to be down. She wants us to celebrate what she achieved across 18 incredible years. However we don’t want to just applaud her career,…

The 52’s Favourite Moments Of 2019

At the end of another groundbreaking year for women’s sport, The 52’s Will Moulton (WM), Alasdair Hooper (AHp), Alex Horowitz (AHz), Ollie Godden (OG), Julia Cook (JC) and Shona McCallin (SMc) have collated their favourite moments of 2019. And in case you missed it,…

Fallon Sherrock is making PDC history but darts has a long way to go yet

Following Fallon Sherrock’s two historic victories at the 2020 PDC World Darts Championship, Ollie Godden explains how darts still has a long way to go when it comes to encouraging women to play the game. As Fallon Sherrock stepped up to the oche on…

“Hockey is a flagship team sport & pioneer for athletic equality”

In her first piece for The 52, England and GB international Tess Howard reviews her favourite hockey moments of 2019 and explains why they show the sport has a blueprint for gender equality that all other should follow. To legitimise women’s sport, it is…

Lionesses’ Wembley extravaganza epitomised #BeSeenBeHeardBeInspired; now we need all sports to get on board

“Daddy, I think I want to be a goalkeeper.” This was the heartwarming statement made by a young girl sat behind me as nearly 78,000 people watched the Lionesses take on Germany at Wembley at the weekend. Despite being no older than six, she…

Keightley the key to unlock England’s talent & catch up with Australia

Following her appointment in October, Ollie Godden looks at the reasons why Lisa Keightley could help England’s female cricketers catch up with Australia. If you can’t beat them, hire them. It’s becoming something of a trend for English teams to employ Australian coaches in…