Tag: New Zealand

Thank You Alex Danson-Bennett

It’s always sad when one of sport’s greats decides it’s time to step away. But Alex Danson-Bennett doesn’t want us to be down. She wants us to celebrate what she achieved across 18 incredible years. However we don’t want to just applaud her career,…

Heat, storms & goals – McCallin reflects on first tour of 2020

Shona McCallin looks back on an exciting tour for GB Hockey to Australia and New Zealand and how it felt to make her FIH Hockey Pro League debut, score her first GB goal and make her 50th appearance. It’s crunch time for a lot…

“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…

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…

Netball World Cup Special: Liz Watson

Success comes naturally to Liz Watson. She may only be 25 but already the Australian netball star has experienced plenty of it in her sporting career. Her cabinet currently boasts three Netball Quad Series golds and a Commonwealth Games silver with the Samsung Diamonds…

Netball World Cup Special: Shannon Saunders

Shannon Saunders’ netball career will complete a full circle at 9am tomorrow when she steps out onto Liverpool Arena’s court for the opening game of the 2019 Netball World Cup. Having made her New Zealand debut back in 2013, there were fears she’d played…

#33) Women’s Six Nations Special – England

The 2019 Women’s Six Nations kicks off tonight when England take on Ireland determined to overcome the disappointment of finishing second last year. Captain Sarah Hunter and her Red Roses side missed out on a second consecutive title with an agonising one point defeat…

#31) England Netball

This week our second guest writer Ella Jerman explains why England Netball can lead the charge for women’s sport in 2019. It was the gold that nobody predicted. England had won just three netball titles – and no ‘major’ ones – while Australia had…

#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…

#25) caytoo

You know women’s sport is on the rise when companies are being formed with specific objectives to help it grow even further. That’s exactly what caytoo – an exciting organisation launched earlier this month by former business intelligence quartet Jeremy Thompson, Alex Burmaster, Ellen…