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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The latest behind the scenes news from ‘Sportswomen’

Anna Edwards, Sky Sports News Producer of ‘Sportswomen’ and WST guest blogger. The show this week was exactly the kind of programme any live TV Producer loves. Busy, unpredictable and lively. We started with football and a look at what is being done to get more women into coaching in their local communities. Recent Football […]

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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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