Tag: football

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…

The Dream Gap Tour: How 200 players are fighting to change the face of women’s ice hockey

Alasdair Hooper takes us through the almost unprecedented situation in North America where many of the world’s best ice hockey players are refusing to play professionally in order to get the rights they deserve. Imagine a scenario where 200 of the best footballers refused…

#BeSeenBeHeardBeInspired – The Next Chapter For The 52

Women’s sport is receiving more coverage than ever before But gender equal media sports coverage can’t be a fad; it needs to be the norm We are dedicated to giving women’s sport the platform it deserves The platform to #BeSeenBeHeardBeInspired 🔗 https://t.co/kwcMbxk70v pic.twitter.com/2v21WQniOx —…

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…

#50) Leah Wilkinson

Photo credit: Hockey Wales Alun Wyn Jones, Jess Fishlock, Ryan Giggs, Helen Weston, Sam Warburton, Sarah Thomas – just some of the incredible athletes to have come out of Wales. Each has a multitude of accolades – both individual and team – to their…

#47) #BeReady

Football fans were graced with three moments of genius in just 24 hours this week. The first was that corner from Trent Alexander-Arnold on Tuesday, while the third was Dele Alli’s superb flick to set up Lucas Moura’s sensational winner the following evening. Yet…

#44) Remi Allen

Remi Allen is a fighter. Possessing a never-say-die attitude combined with plenty of natural ability, the Reading midfielder is someone you’d always want playing for your team rather than against. No better was this proved than in the recent FA quarter-final win over Manchester…

#41) Stacey Copeland

This week SportSpiel founder and co-host Alasdair Hooper writes about an athlete he describes as a pioneer, innovator and inspiration to all women. Pave the way. Three words that sound so simple but can mean so much. Those words can challenge prejudice, change society,…

#40) Telegraph Women’s Sport

How refreshing has it been to see women’s sport dominating the headlines this week? From the announcement of Barclays as the first Women’s Super League (WSL) title sponsor to an ODI series whitewash for England in Sri Lanka, a new government drive to encourage…

#30) Karen Brown MBE

As the saying goes, just because someone is an exceptional player it doesn’t mean they will be a good manager or coach. There have been very few who have managed to transgress this stereotype – Pep Guardiola and Kenny Dalglish are two of a…