Tag: The Guardian

Forget the Nike controversy, can we just accept Jemma Reekie for the exceptional talent she is?

Photo credit: British Athletics Jemma Reekie is a track and field superstar in the making. The middle distance runner has shot to prominence this indoor season, smashing three records in the last month. She also took 1500m victory in the Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix… Continue Reading “Forget the Nike controversy, can we just accept Jemma Reekie for the exceptional talent she is?”

#BeSeenBeHeardBeInspired – The Next Chapter For The 52

Women’s sport is receiving more coverage than ever before But gender equal media sports coverage can’t be a fad; it needs to be the norm We are dedicated to giving women’s sport the platform it deserves The platform to #BeSeenBeHeardBeInspired 🔗 https://t.co/kwcMbxk70v pic.twitter.com/2v21WQniOx —… Continue Reading “#BeSeenBeHeardBeInspired – The Next Chapter For The 52”

#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”

#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… Continue Reading “#22) #SeeSportyBeSporty”

#19) Lizzy Yarnold

Retirement is one of sport’s inevitabilities, alongside success, failure and injury. And while there will always be some upset at seeing their favourite athletes walking away, the mark of one that’s truly special is the universal outpouring of love sent their way after making… Continue Reading “#19) Lizzy Yarnold”

#10) Kate Cross and Sarah Taylor

“I didn’t really know what my purpose was when I was getting out of bed.” “I didn’t see any purpose in my life anymore, I’d stopped playing cricket and actually once I stopped playing cricket, life got worse. ” These are the words of… Continue Reading “#10) Kate Cross and Sarah Taylor”

Vote For the Future

How many of you can name the golfer in the above picture off the top of your head? If as many of 5 of you can then I’ll be extremely impressed. That is Michelle Wie, arguably the most famous female golfer in the world… Continue Reading “Vote For the Future”

Always Look on the Bright Side of Life

It seems as though the Olympics have had more than just a positive effect on sport in this country… After England’s superb victory over Brazil on Wednesday the press were… well, positive! It’s fantastic – journalists now realise that our country can win things… Continue Reading “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life”