A Third Series

Anna Edwards, Sky Sports News Producer of ‘Sportswomen’ and WST guest blogger. It is great to be back up and running for the third series of Sportswomen on Sky Sports News HQ. We had a new look studio, a new time slot, a new presenter in Jane Dougall and there’s lots of exciting new stories […]

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The Tipping Point

Anna Edwards, Sky Sports News Producer of ‘Sportswomen’ and WST guest blogger. At the Women’s Sport Trust #BeAGameChanger event on May 29, there was a real sense that women’s sport was at a tipping point. Could the England Women’s rugby team’s World Cup glory be the catalyst to send women’s sport into a new era? […]

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Sportswomen: The Return

Anna Edwards, Sky Sports News Producer of ‘Sportswomen’ and WST guest blogger. We’ve had a busy summer at Sky Sports News HQ with the team here working hard on our channel re-launch. It all went live on Tuesday at 6am across TV, apps, social media and online. The Sportswomen programme and Sky Sports commitment to […]

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Men and women to get equal prize money at Grand Prix series

This year’s table tennis Grand Prix series will feature equal prize money for men and women for the first time thanks to a Table Tennis England initiative. The governing body is raising the financial rewards for women to bring them to parity with men in a move that aims to increase participation among women and […]

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BT Sport and WST announce partnership

BT Sport and the Women’s Sport Trust announce new partnership to raise the profile of women’s sport in the UK BT Sport is building on its investment in women’s sport by becoming a media partner of leading charity, the Women’s Sport Trust. The partnership will see both organisations creating platforms to showcase the best of […]

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Carlisle Racecourse Women Only Jockeys Event

Carlisle Racecourse is gearing up for its annual Women Only Jockeys event on Monday evening 4 August.  Now in its fourth year, the fixture is unique as it’s the only in the world where all races are confined to female jockeys. Also on the card is the 18th leg of the Longines World Fegentri Championships […]

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Select Committee Announcement

Culture, Media and Sport Committee Select Committee Announcement LOW PARTICIPATION RATES BY WOMEN IN SPORT A CAUSE OF SERIOUS CONCERN FOR THE FUTURE HEALTH OF THE NATION  Adapting sports to the lifestyles of girls and women is the key In a report on Women and Sport published today, Friday 25 July 2014, the Culture, Media […]

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Cricket and Kia announce ground-breaking sponsorship deal

by Sports Journalist and WST guest blogger Sue Mott. “Ten out of eleven women care very little for cricket…and though from the goodness of their hearts they insist on coming to the grounds….it would be far kinder to all concerned, and less like cruelty to animals, to leave them quietly at home.” DLA Jephson, Surrey […]

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Gender Balance in Sport Report

A new report into the gender metrics in global sport has found the performance of most organisations below par when it comes to women on their boards. The Gender Balance in Global Sport Report launched today by UK and Australian business, Women on Boards, reveals that many of the top sports governing bodies have fewer than 20 […]

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Support England Women ahead of the Women’s Rugby World Cup this August

If you came down to our #BeAGameChanger event in May you will have seen England Women’s inspiring rugby captain, Katy Mclean, being interviewed alongside our other brilliant England captains. This August, Katy will be part of the England Women’s squad who are contesting the Women’s Rugby World Cup in Paris and England Rugby is urging […]

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