Tag: Rugby Union

The ‘Social Awakening’ That’s Been #UNLOCKED By Women’s Sport Trust

It’s not often you’ll hear someone utter the phrase ‘one of the best experiences of my life’ when talking about an event from 2020. But, in amongst all the chaos this difficult year has wrung upon us, Emily Defroand and Tess Howard have indeed… Continue Reading “The ‘Social Awakening’ That’s Been #UNLOCKED By Women’s Sport Trust”

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””

“The support showed that people are ready for more women’s sport, more women’s rugby”

Women’s sport is unquestionably on the rise, both in terms of its acceptance and popularity. But with this also comes an increased awareness of how unequally male and female athletes are still often treated. No better was this shown that just a few weeks… Continue Reading ““The support showed that people are ready for more women’s sport, more women’s rugby””

The 52’s Favourite Moments Of 2019

At the end of another groundbreaking year for women’s sport, The 52’s Will Moulton (WM), Alasdair Hooper (AHp), Alex Horowitz (AHz), Ollie Godden (OG), Julia Cook (JC) and Shona McCallin (SMc) have collated their favourite moments of 2019. And in case you missed it,… Continue Reading “The 52’s Favourite Moments Of 2019”

Lionesses’ Wembley extravaganza epitomised #BeSeenBeHeardBeInspired; now we need all sports to get on board

“Daddy, I think I want to be a goalkeeper.” This was the heartwarming statement made by a young girl sat behind me as nearly 78,000 people watched the Lionesses take on Germany at Wembley at the weekend. Despite being no older than six, she… Continue Reading “Lionesses’ Wembley extravaganza epitomised #BeSeenBeHeardBeInspired; now we need all sports to get on board”

Netball World Cup Special: Jo Weston

“I’ve always been somewhat gregarious. My Mum used to say ‘there’s no show without Jo!’” Speaking to Jo Weston, you wouldn’t realise she is just days away from one of the toughest tests of her netball career; the 2019 Netball World Cup. The Australian… Continue Reading “Netball World Cup Special: Jo Weston”

#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… Continue Reading “#50) Leah Wilkinson”

#42) Harlequins

Photo credit: @HarlequinsWomen Women’s rugby is on an incredible upward curve right now. It seems that every five minutes something groundbreaking occurs, whether it be the introduction of full-time contracts, new sponsors for major tournaments or outstanding performances. Attendance figures have also been smashed… Continue Reading “#42) Harlequins”

Women’s Six Nations Special: Jade Konkel

There are few better sights in rugby than seeing a forward charging at full pelt, ball in hand, bouncing off tackles left, right and centre. The modern era of the game has been privileged to see some of the best exponents of this, from… Continue Reading “Women’s Six Nations Special: Jade Konkel”