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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Spotlight on sponsorship

According to research commissioned by the Women’s Sports & Fitness Foundation, just 0.4% of commercial investment goes to women only sport. At Women’s Sport Trust we want to fundamentally change the sponsorship landscape – those statistics need to change. We all exercise some kind of influence. Our plea to you is to think about what […]

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Clare Balding Calls on #BeAGameChanger Audience to ‘Make Some Trouble’

Last night’s inaugural #BeAGameChanger event from the Women’s Sport Trust proved to be an extraordinary success when over 350 attendees from the worlds of sport, media and business gathered to hear the four England women’s captains Steph Houghton (football), Pamela Cookey (netball), Charlotte Edwards (cricket) and Katy McLean (rugby) on a panel together for the […]

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A Sportswomen Boxing Masterclass

Anna Edwards, Sky Sports News Producer of ‘Sportswomen’ and WST guest blogger. Natasha Jonas is an example of one of these talented sportswomen who are exceptionally good at not one but two sports. Frustrating isn’t it?! As a teenager, she won a University scholarship in America where she played college football for eighteen months. Injury […]

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#BeAGameChanger – Play your part

“Together we can level the playing field for women’s sport. Join us and #BeAGameChanger.” On May 28th 2014, 350 leading figures from sport, media, politics and business will join the Women’s Sport Trust and Microsoft at our #BeAGameChanger event. The event is designed to raise the profile and increase the impact of women’s sport. Play your […]

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Pendle Girl Makes British Fencing History

Guest post: submitted by Jane Williamson  Earby girl Lucy-Belle Williamson made British Fencing History in Oxfordshire on Sunday by becoming the first Under 10 to win Gold in two weapons in the British Youth Championships. Lucy-Belle decided to compete in the Sabre event 2 weeks ago after winning Gold in the Epee Championships held in Northamptonshire. […]

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