SWOTY is almost here!

Anna Edwards, Sky Sports News Producer of ‘Sportswomen’ and WST guest blogger. We’ve been counting down to the Sunday Times and Sky Sports Sportswomen of the Year Awards for the past 7 days on Sky Sports News HQ but we’re now only hours away from the event kicking off. There is a real sense of […]

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ACTIVBOD ANNOUNCES SUPPORT OF WST

British entrepreneur Lara Morgan is on a mission to improve the health of the nation in 2015 as she combines her passion for sports and fitness with her extensive knowledge of cosmetic toiletries and launches activbod, a range of skin and bodycare products to support those who are active and encourage others to get started. […]

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Women in Adventure Take Centre Stage at Shaff 2015

Women in adventure sports will take centre stage at the Sheffield Adventure Film Festival (March 20-22) with organisers encouraging more women filmmakers and athletes to submit films to this year’s festival as well as running a film competition, photography exhibition, photography competition; and hosting panel discussion and forum on whether we’re starting to see a […]

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Sue Mott on the equal pay debate

Journalist and guest blogger Sue Mott on the equal pay debate. “THE REASON THAT WOMEN ARE PAID LESS THAN MEN IS NOT BECAUSE OF SEXISM,” wrote award-winning columnist Matt Syed in The Times last week, following a survey into sports prize money by the BBC. To which there is only one reply: “Yes it is.” […]

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Time to catch up

Anna Edwards, Sky Sports News Producer of ‘Sportswomen’ and WST guest blogger. It’s been a busy few weeks for the Sportswomen team since my last blog. On the programme, we’ve had some great contributors. Anna Watkins joined us on October 21st to tell us why she thinks her gold medal Olympic team mate Katherine Grainger […]

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Why supporting women’s sport can be a man’s game too

Tim Cozze-Young, who leads the Strategic Marketing Group at Microsoft UK and is the new co-chair of WST’s Funding Development Board, talks about why supporting women’s sport can be a man’s game too. What part has sport played in your life? When I was growing-up, I was lucky enough to have the chance to play […]

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Behind the scenes of the BT Sport and WST partnership

Leading sports journalist Sue Mott on the BTSport and WST Partnership. It’s always a perilous business, coming across Clare Balding at the height of a sporting mega-event. That was the case in 2012 when we crossed paths at the Olympic Equestrian gold-fest in Greenwich where the British Showjumping team were unique amongst winning athletes by immediately […]

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We’ve come so far and yet…

Sue Day – former England 15s and 7s captain – had one of the hottest seats at the recent Rugby World Cup.  As a commentator for Sky, she was a witness to glorious scenes of celebration as England lifted the trophy.  She gives a behind the scenes view on the tournament, the current state of […]

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#BeAGameChanger – Lindsay Topham on her trailblazing rugby 7s event

In July of this year Lindsay Topham and Chris Callaway set about to change the landscape of women’s rugby sevens by creating the first women’s only tournament. The tournament took place at Old Albians RFC and attracted sixteen highly competitive teams from across the country.  England stars including Maggie Alphonsi, Michaela Staniford and Rachel Burford were […]

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Matrix Fitness and the Women’s Sport Trust announce new partnership

PRESS RELEASE: September 26, 2014 Matrix Fitness and the Women’s Sport Trust announce new partnership to raise the profile of role models in women’s sport in the UK Today sees one of the world’s largest fitness equipment manufacturers, Matrix Fitness, reinforcing its work to bring parity to women’s sport by announcing a new partnership with the […]

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