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

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 adore over the last four weeks left lying on the baking [...]

#52) GB Hockey

#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 on 19 August 2016, overcoming heavy favourites The Netherlands in a [...]

#50) Leah Wilkinson

#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 name and each is revered by many in the very highest [...]

#49) Emily Nicholl

#49) Emily Nicholl

Emily Nicholl is the true epitome of someone who never gave up on their dreams. In just a few weeks’ time the 25-year-old will be hoping to step onto the court of Liverpool’s M&S Bank Arena as Scotland begin their Netball World Cup campaign on 12 July against Samoa, before facing hosts England the following [...]

#41) Stacey Copeland

#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, alter stereotypes and make lives. If you are looking for a [...]

#37) Laura Gallagher

#37) Laura Gallagher

Photo credit: Mike Driscoll “I just felt like a failure. I thought I’d failed at what I’d been trying to do and not only had I not achieved what I wanted, I just didn’t feel able to do anything.” Being a professional athlete is a career full of extreme highs and, sometimes, extreme lows. No-one [...]