Tag: London

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””

Find those Raes of sunshine to help you through tough times

Coronavirus has altered our lives beyond recognition. Almost overnight we changed from being a socially mobile nation, one where millions of people travelled many miles and saw multitudes of people over the course of a single day, to one confined to our homes. For… Continue Reading “Find those Raes of sunshine to help you through tough times”

Okoro hoping for Tokyo swansong as she prepares to give her all in 2020

It was upon belatedly receiving her Olympic bronze medal in 2018 that Marilyn Okoro realised she still had more to give athletics. Ten years after being part of the 4x400m quartet that initially finished fifth in Beijing, Okoro – alongside Christine Ohuruogu, Kelly Sotherton… Continue Reading “Okoro hoping for Tokyo swansong as she prepares to give her all in 2020”

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… Continue Reading “Is Sophie Hahn one of the greatest British athletes this era?”

McCallin ready to use Euros pain to ensure GB qualify for Tokyo 2020

Rio 2016 hockey gold medallist Shona McCallin explains how she and her England team-mates will be using their Euros disappointment to ensure GB qualify for Tokyo 2020. I’m back! Back on the international hockey scene after 17 months out of the game and back… Continue Reading “McCallin ready to use Euros pain to ensure GB qualify for Tokyo 2020”

#39) Kadeena Cox

“I’m a survivor; I’m not gonna give up; I’m not gonna stop; I’m gonna work harder. I’m a survivor; I’m gonna make it; I will survive; keep on surviving.” There can be no doubting how empowering this chart-topping hit from Destiny’s Child is. It’s… Continue Reading “#39) Kadeena Cox”

#36) Jade Clarke

Understated is not a term you would currently associate with England Netball. From that incredible last minute victory at Gold Coast 2018 to narrowly missing out on thrilling Quad Series title last month, they’ve certainly been making plenty of noise over the last year,… Continue Reading “#36) Jade Clarke”