The dynamism, diversity and leadership the Black Ferns display on the rugby field now needs to be matched in the boardrooms and strategies of sports organisations.
The Canadian women’s hockey team has received little financial support from Hockey Canada despite winning several international competitions.
Canadian women’s and para hockey have long been woefully underfunded. Management changes at Hockey Canada are an opportunity to correct the unequal way the game is supported.
Too many coaches seem to believe that physical and emotional abuse creates better athletes.
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The US National Women’s Soccer League was recently rocked by revelations of sexual abuse. But research shows that physical and verbal abuse is also disturbingly common in organized sports.
Fears around the masculinisation of women is central to A League Of Their Own, and reflect how women’s appearances are policed in the pursuit of an ‘ideal’ femininity.
England’s players celebrate winning the Women’s Euro 2022 at a fan event in Trafalgar Square.
This generation of players continues to experience sexism and racism.
England player Rachel Daly celebrates after the UEFA Women’s EURO 2022.
We can build on the tournament to raise the profile of women’s sport.
National heroes? England’s women footballers have gained a huge following during the 2022 Euros.
Women’s football is winning hearts and minds in Britain. But there’s still a lot of work to do to overcome ingrained male prejudice.
Pentathlete Dame Mary Peters, commemorated in Belfast, is one of three statues of sportswomen in the UK.
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Breaking the bronze ceiling - an expert explains why there are so few statues of sportswomen in the UK.
Gambling is increasingly pitched to women and if Netball Australia accepts sports betting sponsors, younger girls will be next.
England player Beth Mead at the women’s World Cup semi-final against the US in 2019.
While things are improving for the women’s game in terms of equality, a series of depressing instances of blatant misogyny show there is a long way to go.
A new wave of women in sport science is helping us see how women can perform at their best with their menstrual cycle. But there are still gaps and silences – which is why Lydia Ko’s comment matters.
Barcelona’s Aitana Bonmati (L) celebrates with teammates during the UEFA Women’s Champions League quarter final.
Watching big events, like the Olympics, on television was a key route into fandom.
This systematic devaluing of those most invested in the AFLW isn’t new. It’s time to ask if the AFL is up to the task of running AFLW.
South Africa’s Masabata Klaas (right) celebrates a victory against England.
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Kicking off the cup with three straight wins, South Africa is ranked 2nd in the world in one day internationals.
A trailblazing group of women sports reporters were early advocates for women’s sport in the 1930s, particularly during the first Ashes test series against England.
Some Welsh women’s rugby players have professional contracts, but many sportswomen face major funding issues.
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Ahead of the Winter Olympics, an expert looks at the how more sportswomen are going professional, and what obstacles they face.
Chelsea Women’s Sam Kerr takes a shot at goal during an FA Women’s Superleague match against Arsenal Women.
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Women’s sport has made leaps and bounds but there is still a lot of work to be done.
The Beach Handball Euro 2017 Hungary vs. Norway in Zagreb, Croatia.
While the style and fit of sport apparel may seem like a minor detail in the broader scheme of things, what if it’s not? Let’s let women and girls dress for the role they want to play in women’s sport.
Canada’s Sarah Fillier celebrates her goal during overtime play of a women’s hockey game against the United States in a pre-Olympic Games series in October 2021.
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The audience for women’s professional hockey is waiting to be recognized and realized by the same energy and commitment broadcasters devote to men’s hockey.
In the aftermath of the Tokyo Olympics it’s worth reflecting on just what kind of meaning the games still generate.