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On athletes and attractiveness

I was mulling over what to write about this month. Should I preview the European Championships in football, or the cricket Ashes, or look at the current athletics scene? And … Continue reading

July 6, 2013 · 7 Comments

Creating sunshine memories

Even though it seems as if spring has only just sprung, today’s the longest day (in the northern hemisphere) of the year. Rather than weeping at the idea of them … Continue reading

June 21, 2013

Skirting the boundary

I’ve interviewed cricket stars for Bea previously, so was intrigued to be invited to the press launch of Isabelle Duncan’s brand-new book, Skirting the Boundary – a history of women’s … Continue reading

June 9, 2013

Arsenal and England’s Alex Scott talks about cups, championships and girls’ football

Alex Scott could be forgiven for being a bit bewildered when we speak. It’s the morning after a devastating FA Cup win for her team Arsenal, who knocked holders Birmingham … Continue reading

April 10, 2013

Record-breaking Rachel Yankey becomes most capped England footballer

Arsenal midfielder Rachel Yankey made history on Sunday when she made her 125th appearance for England in a 1-0 win against Canada. That makes her the most capped England outfield … Continue reading

April 9, 2013

Massaro serves up legacy for squash

Talking about creating a sporting legacy has become a bit of a cliche in the wake of the Olympics. But squash star Laura Massaro – the world number three – … Continue reading

March 13, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Olympic effect: women’s sport on television

I’m the first to gripe when women’s sport is all but absent in the TV schedules, so I must draw your attention to a promising development that’s come to my … Continue reading

February 9, 2013

A sporting chance.

Mister Jack is not much of a sports fan. Admittedly when his big sister was in T Ball he decided he’d like to have a go, so the next year … Continue reading

February 1, 2013

The importance of keeping moving

For my first post of the New Year, I just wanted to flag up a couple of initiatives, starting with the WSFF’s She Moves campaign. Its mission statement runs thus: … Continue reading

January 9, 2013 · 1 Comment

The sportswomen of the year 2012

Next Sunday (16th) is the BBC’s annual prizegiving of the Sports Personality of the Year. After last year’s debacle, when no women were nominated, five are on the shortlist this … Continue reading

December 9, 2012

The death of Kevin Williams

On 15th April 1989, Kevin Williams died. He was 15. His mother Anne was told by the authorities and the coroner that he had suffered traumatic asphyxia, was at the … Continue reading

November 9, 2012 · 1 Comment

I Did It! But…. Silencing The Inner Critic

I wrote a few months ago about my epic plan to run a half-marathon. Well believe it or not I did it. It was a roller-coaster of a journey though, … Continue reading

October 10, 2012 · 5 Comments
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