Tag: rugby

“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””

England Inspired, Now It’s Up To Us To Ensure Lionesses’ World Cup Legacy Lives On

21:53 – the time last night when the tears of a nation started flowing as the final whistle was blown on England’s 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup campaign. It was a heart wrenching, soul destroying moment, seeing those 23 athletes whom we’ve come to… Continue Reading “England Inspired, Now It’s Up To Us To Ensure Lionesses’ World Cup Legacy Lives On”

#41) Stacey Copeland

This week SportSpiel founder and co-host Alasdair Hooper writes about an athlete he describes as a pioneer, innovator and inspiration to all women. Pave the way. Three words that sound so simple but can mean so much. Those words can challenge prejudice, change society,… Continue Reading “#41) Stacey Copeland”

#40) Telegraph Women’s Sport

How refreshing has it been to see women’s sport dominating the headlines this week? From the announcement of Barclays as the first Women’s Super League (WSL) title sponsor to an ODI series whitewash for England in Sri Lanka, a new government drive to encourage… Continue Reading “#40) Telegraph Women’s Sport”

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”

#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… Continue Reading “#34) Katy Daley-McLean”

#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”

#23) Liz Nicholl CBE

Photo credit: UK Sport Ask any British Olympic medalist the story behind their success and often they will tell you it’s down to help they received from others. While everyone has their own unique path, look closely into the journey of many athletes from… Continue Reading “#23) Liz Nicholl CBE”

#14) Tamara Taylor

What is it that defines an athlete as a ‘legend’? Some base it on the number of trophies, accolades and records a sportsperson collects over their career, others on the length of time an individual represents their country at the elite level for. Furthermore… Continue Reading “#14) Tamara Taylor”

#13) Sarah Williams

As many readers will know, The 52 was devised to promote equality and increase media coverage of women’s sport. This is one of a number of projects set up in recent years set up to achieve the same goals, including the ‘Women’s CricZone’ website… Continue Reading “#13) Sarah Williams”