Tag: Kate Richardson-Walsh

Enough is enough; it’s time to provide female athletes with the kit they deserve

It’s incredible to think how much advances in technology have influenced sport in recent years. Video referees, sport and exercise science, HawkEye, undersoil heating, pay-per-view, electric engines – all of these and more have changed how we view nearly every event. Compare most to… Continue Reading “Enough is enough; it’s time to provide female athletes with the kit they deserve”

“Whatever your body looks like, be proud because it’s serving you well”

How do you feel about how you look? According to a survey conducted by the Mental Health Foundation (MHF) and YouGov in 2019, 20% of UK adults said they felt shame because of their body image, while 19% admitted being disgusted. In addition, 37%… Continue Reading ““Whatever your body looks like, be proud because it’s serving you well””

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

#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… Continue Reading “#52) GB Hockey”

#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… Continue Reading “#30) Karen Brown MBE”

#29) Ten Landmark Moments From 2018

It seems as though 2018 has provided a never-ending conveyor belt of victories when it comes to women’s sport. There was that Commonwealth gold for England Netball, a world silver for GB women’s wheelchair basketballers, Georgia Hall storming to British Open victory, Vicky Holland… Continue Reading “#29) Ten Landmark Moments From 2018”

#9) #HWC2018

Sport has a habit of producing special moments. They can be very much personal – i.e. returning from injury or winning a maiden tournament – or they can be cultural, marking a major shift in perceptions. It’s fair to say the 2018 Vitality Hockey… Continue Reading “#9) #HWC2018”