Women In sport
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Inspirational Woman: Fleur Robinson | Commercial Director, Burton Albion Football Club

Fleur Robinson is Commercial Director of Burton Albion Football Club, a Council Member for the Football Association, an Ambassador for BTEC and a founding Trustee of Burton Albion Community Trust (BACT). Fleur has capitalised on the meteoric rise of Burton Albion to build a successful commercial arm for the English Football League One club. In...
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Inspirational Woman: Hannah MacLeod MBE | Hockey Player & Olympic Gold Medallist

Dr Hannah MacLeod is a double Olympic medallist, with the record-breaking Great Britain Women’s hockey team, culminating in winning Gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics. She has a doctorate in Exercise Physiology and has helped build a successful specialist nutrition consultancy business. Hannah was born in Boston, Lincolnshire 9th June 1984 and grew up moving...
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Women’s rugby champ Nolli Waterman shares World Cup highs and the value of sport

Sport gives you confidence in being in your own skin Danielle “Nolli” Waterman, England rugby union player and World Champion, told WeAreTheCity. She said: “The determination and competitiveness that sport brings has really helped me. Sport gives you the confidence in being you and the confidence in being in your own skin. You need tall,...
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Annabel Meade

Inspirational Woman: Annabel Meade | Race Driver

I was one of those children who couldn’t sit still! I was very competitive, often challenging the boys next door to obstacle races in my parents back garden, a member of most of the school sports teams and loved to ride my bike for hours. I liked to do problem-solving books for fun, creative in...
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Jess Varnish

Jess Varnish to sue UK Sport and British Cycling for sex discrimination and bullying

Track sprinter Jess Varnish is suing UK Sport and British Cycling around sex discrimination, victimisation and unfair dismissal.  The 26-year-old athlete will have her case heard at a preliminary employment tribunal in April next year. Varnish claimed former technical director Shane Sutton had told her to “move on and get on with having a baby” after being...
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Andy Murray speaks out about the need for gender equality in sport

Andy Murray has spoken out about gender equality in sport, in an essay for the BBC outlining his hopes for women in tennis.  The British No.1 in tennis has challenged sexist attitudes towards women in sport before, famously correcting a journalist at Wimbledon this year for overlooking the achievements of American women during a press...
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FA executives face parliamentary inquiry over Mark Sampson racism allegations

FA bosses will face a parliamentary inquiry in October after racism allegations by female footballer Eniola Aluko, it has been announced. The Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee will investigate the allegations against England manager Mark Sampson, of which the FA ‘found no wrongdoing’. Eni Aluko, who bought the accusations of bullying and racism to...
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Sports Minister Tracey Crouch praises increased transparency and diversity in sport

Tracey Crouch, Sports Minister has praised sporting bodies for their response to increasing transparency and gender diversity. National governing bodies are working towards becoming compliant with the new Code for Sports Governance by the end of October. Crouch announced her plan for the new code in December 2015 in a move to ensure that sports...
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