Tag: England

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”

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””

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… Continue Reading “Former England international MacLeod hoping to inspire new generation”

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,… Continue Reading “Katherine Legge & Christina Nielsen: The two women silently leading a motorsport revolution”

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,… Continue Reading “Thank You Alex Danson-Bennett”

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,… Continue Reading “The 52’s Favourite Moments Of 2019”

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… Continue Reading “Fallon Sherrock is making PDC history but darts has a long way to go yet”