A Football Revival

Anna Edwards, Sky Sports News Producer of ‘Sportswomen’ and WST guest blogger. If Mark Sampson was facing a daunting task when he took on the role of England Women’s Head Coach back in December he hasn’t let it show. Following the departure of Hope Powell after 15 years at the top of women’s football, Sampson […]

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The Marathon Journey

Anna Edwards, Sky Sports News Producer of ‘Sportswomen’ and WST guest blogger. I have never run a marathon – never even come close. Truth is – I’m not sure I could do it. 26.2 miles from Greenwich to Buckingham Palace is such an incredible distance so I have a huge amount of respect for anyone […]

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Female Golfers need more role models

Anna Edwards, Sky Sports News Producer of ‘Sportswomen’ and WST guest blogger. The first women’s major of the year gets under way today from Mission Hills Golf Club. Perfect timing then, for Sportswomen to focus on the state of women’s golf with guest 22-time European Tour winner Trish Johnson. Vicky Gomersall kicked off the discussion […]

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The Debate about Women’s Sport

Anna Edwards, Sky Sports News Producer of ‘Sportswomen’ and WST guest blogger. This week we welcomed a true sporting superstar to the programme – 11-time Paralympic gold medallist Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson. Since retiring in 2007, Grey-Thompson now enjoys a series of roles in the House of Lords including being co-chairperson of the All Party Parliamentary […]

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Levelling the Sponsorship Playing Field

Anna Edwards, Sky Sports News Producer of ‘Sportswomen’ and WST guest blogger. We welcomed Sophie Goldschmidt onto the Sportswomen programme this week. Currently at the RFU as the Commercial Director, Goldschmidt has an incredible CV for a women working in the sports industry. “I’ve been very fortunate through-out my career – I’ve had some fantastic, […]

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Sportswomen & The Media

Anna Edwards, Sky Sports News Producer of ‘Sportswomen’ and WST guest blogger.  We decided to make Sportswomen a little bit different this week by not having a live guest on set in the Sky café with Vicky Gomersall. It was a worthwhile change in tempo and crucially showed that there is so much great women’s […]

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Lizzy Yarnold: Sky Sportswomen of the month

Anna Edwards, Sky Sports News Producer of ‘Sportswomen’ and WST guest blogger.  This week on Sportswomen we were very excited to welcome Team GB’s most recent Gold medallist Lizzy Yarnold onto the show. The skeleton star was voted the Sky Sports Sportswoman of the Month winner for February by Sky Sports viewers. Lizzy Yarnold 57% […]

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Sportswomen: A Swimming Crisis?

Anna Edwards, Sky Sports News Producer of ‘Sportswomen’ and WST guest blogger. In Beijing Team GB bought home six Olympic medals. Fast forward to the London Games and this figured reduced to three. Funding cuts for the elite end of the sport has been cut and all of this has done nothing to inspire at […]

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Casey Stoney: The Evolution of Football?

Anna Edwards, Sky Sports News Producer of ‘Sportswomen’ and WST guest blogger. A really significant thing happened in women’s sport this week. Casey Stoney has spoken publicly about being a lesbian. The impact will be far reaching. Stoney joined Eni Aluko on the Sportswomen panel this week and said she’s been delighted by the level […]

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Winter Olympics: Closing the Gender Gap

Anna Edwards, Sky Sports News Producer of ‘Sportswomen’ and WST guest blogger.  At the Winter Olympics in Chamonix in 1924 there were just 11 female athletes compared to 245 males. Fast forward 86 years to Whistler and the Vancouver Olympics where 1044 women competed to make up 40.7% of the overall participation. On the eve […]

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