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Women In sport
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14
Nov

Making a Mark – Pursuing equality in football

Just like young boys, there are thousands of girls who grow up passionate about football and would love a career in the game. While the Women’s Super League is a wonderful competition for elite players, the women’s game in the UK doesn’t have an extensive lower league structure and so, discouraged, many of those girls...
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girls playing volleyball, sport
01
Nov

Sports governing bodies could lose funding if diversity does not improve

Sports organisations and governing bodies could lose funding if they fail to improve diversity, as set out in new guidelines. The new Code for Sports Governance, introduced by Sport England, aims to improve the level of diversity and increase the level of transparency. Organisations who to do not confirm to the new ‘gold standards’ will...
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03
Oct

West Ham accused of discrimination by ladies team chairman

West Ham Football Club has come under fire after the Chairman of West Ham Ladies team accused the club of discrimination. Stephen Hunt, the Chairman of the West Ham Ladies team, has lodged a formal complaint with the Football Association. He told BBC Sport: “West Ham need to be fined until they start to act...
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15
Sep

Gender pay gap in sport not likely to narrow anytime soon

The gender pay gap between men and women in sports is not likely to narrow anytime soon, according to a new report. The study, released jointly by Women on Boards UK (WOB) and Women on Boards Australia, found that ‘the huge pay gap in many sports is not likely to close anytime soon’. Following on...
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05
Aug

Equal numbers of male and female golfers will take part in the Rio Olympics

This year’s Olympic games will see equal numbers of female and male golfers, 112 years since women last played golf at the Olympics. 60 golfers of each gender are set to compete in individual events, with the men’s event beginning on the sixth day of the Olympics and the women’s starting on the twelfth day....
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02
Aug

Women in sport commonly referred to as ‘aged’ and ‘unmarried’, study reveals

Women in sport are commonly referred to as ‘aged’, ‘unmarried’, ‘pregnant’ or ‘older’ in the media, a new study has revealed. In contrast, the study, conducted by the Cambridge University Press, found that men were likely to be described as ‘fastest’, ‘real’, ‘great’ and ‘strong’. The research also found that men are referred to twice...
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women playing rugby, women's sport week featured
22
Jun

Women’s Sport Week returns to the UK to raise the profile of women’s sports

Women’s Sport Week is returning to the UK in October with the hope of, again, raising the profile of women’s sports. Leading charity Women in Sport, Sport England, National Governing Bodies, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, and major broadcasters have announced that the week will start on Monday 3 October. Following the success...
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female girls cheerleading featured
10
Jun

Gender gap in sport reduced as more women exercising has dramatically increased

The number of women and girls participating in regular sports and exercise has dramatically increased, according to figures from Sport England. The figures show that over 15 million more people over the age of 16 are playing sport since last year. Women account for 75 per cent of this increase; with over 260,000 more women...
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