Tag: Great Britain

“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…

Trampoline World Championships Special: Bryony Page

Bryony Page’s beaming smile after she completed her second trampoline routine at Rio 2016 was for many the highlight of that year’s Olympics. To see an athlete so completely overwhelmed with emotion after producing the performance of a lifetime is a memory that will…

Trampoline World Championships Special: Izzy Songhurst

Image Credit: British Gymnastics You know an athlete is a special talent when they are winning World Championship medals in their teenage years. Great Britain trampolinist Izzy Songhurst is one of those, having helped her country to a team bronze at the 2017 Trampoline,…

Trampoline World Championships Special: Kat Driscoll

Image Credit: British Gymnastics As she prepares to compete at her 11th World Championships, there are no signs that Kat Driscoll will be giving up trampolining anytime soon. Described by team-mate and The 52 writer Laura Gallagher as a legend of the sport, come January…

Is Sophie Hahn one of the greatest British athletes this era?

(Image Credit: British Athletics) Paralympic champion. Five-time European champion. Seven-time World champion. Throw in a Commonwealth title, a Paralympic silver medal and two world records and it’s easy to see why we’re asking if Sophie Hahn is one of the greatest British athletes of…

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 remarkable rise of GB women’s basketball

Great Britain’s women’s basketball team are ‘on the cusp of something special’. These are the words of Basketball England CEO Stewart Kellett. And he’s not wrong. In 2017, they failed to reach for the main draw at the Women’s EuroBasket event. In 2018, they…

The track and field stars hitting back against body shamers

With the 2019 World Athletics Championships well underway, Julia Cook takes a look into the issues of body shaming that have become more and more prevalent in track and field over recent years. There’s no doubt about it, Eilish McColgan is having a sensational…

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…