“It’s very difficult because at times you can feel like you’re not good enough – or at keeping up with the standard others are producing – and you don’t feel … Continue Reading Hope Warner: The struggles of matching up to the best in badminton
Women’s football in England is in the midst of a revolution. After years of institutional neglect and a lack of investment, elite women’s football has finally grown, in the eyes … Continue Reading Now is the time for women’s football to get the exposure it deserves
“I just felt like a failure. I thought I’d failed at what I’d been trying to do and not only had I not achieved what I wanted, I just … Continue Reading Laura Gallagher: “I just felt like a failure”
“F*** me she’s got a vagina, get over it.” In amongst all the misogynistic, sexist drivel on social media over the last few days, no tweet has summed up my … Continue Reading Female football pundits? Get over it!
Let’s look at some numbers. On Saturday (February 2) 1267 runners took part in the Bushy Parkrun. There were 764 runners in the Cardiff Parkrun, 741 in Cannon Hill and … Continue Reading The power of parkrun
“I think in the moment, when you step on the ice in the senior competitions with top quality skaters, you leave respect to the side.” For British short track speed … Continue Reading Ethan Treacy: Family influences and making huge leaps
“March 29, 2018 was the day my life would change forever. “It all started the night before. I made a phone call to my goalie coach with the Sabres, Andrew … Continue Reading Addiction and bipolar: The Robin Lehner comeback fairy tale
Wimbledon 2013. Millions of people were watching Andy Murray try to end Britain’s 77-year wait for a men’s champion. The year before he had come agonisingly close but fell to … Continue Reading Andy Murray: A tennis great but an even better human being
Thirteen matches. That was all we saw of Andy Murray in 2018 and as the new season rolls around, there is still a level of apprehension as to what form, … Continue Reading What can Andy Murray learn from his rivals as he makes his comeback?
Football is meant to be a game, the game for everyone – or so they say. Young, old, rich, poor, it even seems much of football has begun to finally … Continue Reading Are football fans worldwide being exploited?
By Alasdair Hooper “What’s the one thing that hasn’t gone wrong at the Games for Elise? There you go.” British speed skater Elise Christie and the Winter Olympics haven’t exactly … Continue Reading Elise Christie: Olympic luck, injury and her long track adventure
This week saw the announcement of a one-on-one golf match between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, with the two renowned American golfers set to go head-to-head this November in Las … Continue Reading Tiger Woods v Phil Mickelson: Is it all about the money?
On July 17 the newly-formed Manchester United women’s team had to abandon a pre-season friendly. Marquee signing Siobhan Chamberlain – who has 50 England caps to her name – sustained … Continue Reading “FFS sign someone” – The football sexism that just won’t go away
“Charlie, she’s showing signs of concussion.” As both a viewer of medical drama Casualty and someone who has had six concussions, this is a frustrating throwaway line. Coming after the … Continue Reading Loris Karius’ situation further highlights need to break concussion stereotype
The restructuring of the Women’s Super League has produced winners and losers but controversy is rife over the decisions made and whether the changes are really in the best interests … Continue Reading Does the controversial WSL restructure do more harm than good?
Congratulations to Mikel Arteta on being appointed the new Arsenal manager following Arsene Wenger’s departure. He is a rookie in the management world but, after a Premier League winning season … Continue Reading What makes Arsenal’s new manager Unai Emery the right man for the job?