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Women In sport
Hannah MacLeod featured
14
Jan

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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21
Jun

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
18
Dec

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
10
Nov

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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18
Sep

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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Eniola Aluko Mark Sampson
13
Sep

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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girls playing sport featured
27
Jul

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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girls playing sport featured
20
Jun

Girls are too embarrassed by their periods to participate in sport

Young girls are too embarrassed by their periods to participate in sports, according to a new survey. The betty for schools programme found that 46 per cent of girls are being held back from participating in sport at school due to taboos around periods. Of the 2,000 women polled, 46 per cent said that they...
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