#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 [...]

#34) Katy Daley-McLean

#34) Katy Daley-McLean

There isn’t much that can be said about Katy Daley-McLean that hasn’t been uttered on numerous occasions already. The caytoo athlete has been an icon of English rugby for more than a decade, inspiring thousands of women and young girls the length and breadth the country. Not that you’d know it when speaking to the [...]

#30) Karen Brown MBE

#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 handful from football, while Andy Flower also did a pretty good [...]

#25) caytoo

#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 Thornber and Mark Middlemas - is aspiring to do. Their ultimate [...]

#22) #SeeSportyBeSporty

#22) #SeeSportyBeSporty

It’s no secret that media coverage of women’s sport is far inferior to men. The stats are damning; research by Women in Sport in 2015 found that just 7% of all sport media coverage in the UK focused women, with the figure as low as 2% for national newspapers. While there are many fantastic initiatives [...]