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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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“This isn’t talked about enough in sport” | Athlete receives praise for opening up about period pain

A British Olympic athlete has received praise for opening up about period pain. Jazmin Sawyers, who was a finalist in the long jump at the 2016 Olympics, had to pull out of an upcoming Boston competition due to crippling period pains. She has spoken out about the issue, saying it “isn’t talked about enough in...
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German FA announce Bibiana Steinhaus as Bundesliga’s first female referee

The German Football Association has appointed Bibiana Steinhaus as one of the four new referees in the Bundesliga. The appointment makes Steinhaus the first ever female to referee the competition. Speaking about the appointment, Steinhaus said, “I am aware that I will be the first female referee in the Bundesliga and will be closely watched...
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Top UK sporting bodies risk losing funding over lack of women

Top sporting bodies within the UK are at risk of losing funding if they do not introduce more women into senior roles. Out of the 68 Sport England and UK Sport-funded national governing bodies, around half have less than 30 per cent of women in non-director roles, according to a new survey. Under new government...
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This Girl Can returns to get more women moving

The ‘This Girl Can’ campaign has returned to get women and girls moving, regardless of shape, size and ability. The new advert, released by Sport England, stays true to its original formula of showing real women and girls playing sport and getting active. The advert is set to a new soundtrack by Beth Ditto blended...
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Nominations now open for annual #BeAGameChanger Awards

Now in their third year, the #BeAGameChanger awards highlight the stories of sporting role models, leaders, journalists, broadcasters and businesses that drive women’s sport.   The  #BeAGameChanger Awards will take place in London on May 11th, 2017 for an established audience of elite athletes, politicians, sports leaders, influences and journalists. They are viewed as having...
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Sky Sports will show all of England Women’s Six Nations

Sky Sports has announced plans to show all of the England Women’s Six Nations rugby matches. The sports channel will show four out of five games as they happen, with the face off between England and Scotland being shown after the time. The move means that for the first time every women’s England game, in...
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More women playing sport than ever before

More women are playing sport than ever before, according to Sport England. More than 7.2 million women now play sport or do regular physical activity. The new figures suggest that the gender gap within sport has narrowed from over two million to 1.55 million. The latest figures from Sport England’s Active People Survey shows that...
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