Doncaster Rovers Belles have swooped to clinch the signatures of former Liverpool duo Katrin Omarsdottir and Becky Easton. Icelandic international midfielder Omarsdottir and former Belles defender..
Doncaster Rovers Belles have further shown their intent to compete with the best in FA WSL 1 following the incredible signing of England and Liverpool Ladies striker Natasha Dowie. The 27-year..
Exclusive Serbia have proved they are no pushovers and really opened up the group for the 2017 by gaining a 1-1 draw with Belgium in Belgium. The goal scorer that day was Jovana Damnjanovic; a..
To some, the West Indies women's cricket team arrived with a bang winning the 2016 T20 World Cup, however it has been a journey that started back in 1975. What makes their journey more amazing is ..
The race for the FAWSL title was one of the most exciting on record. If anybody was in doubt about how the game is growing here in England then this season showed how far standards have risen with..
The Women’s Rugby 15s World Cup 2014 was the seventh edition of the tournament and no one could have predicted a short twenty three years ago that 20,000 people would watch a women’s Rugby World C..
1 Prunes rate much higher than blueberries in terms of anti-oxidants Although much publicity has been given to the anti-oxidant capacity of blueberries, a lesser known fact is that prunes hav..
Exclusive Management companies have grown up very quickly over the last couple of years as women’s sport has seen exponential growth and women have been awarded full time contracts. ..
Exclusive Rachel Taylor stands between two phases in women’s sport as a shining example of leadership. Sitting next to Sam Warburton (Welsh mens Rugby captain) chatting together at the 6Natio..
Here I would like to give you a flavour of a day in the life of a sports anchor for a major international news network. I recently spent the day with Amanda at the CNN studios, from early morning make..
Once the 18 holes are completed it’s to the hotel around 5.30pm to check in, unpack, light gym session or stretching and then heading out for something to eat before getting in bed early for another e..
Exclusive The last time Doncaster Belles were playing their football in FAWSL 1 it was 2013 and the club was in a sorry state. Demoted to the second division after one game, suffering hea..
There is a story often told of two brothers, one a drug addict on the street and the other a well regarded surgeon with a wife and children. On being asked why his life was the way it was the..
Amanda Davies is at the top of her game - sports anchor for CNN worldwide, London Olympics host, Sochi host, World Cup in Rio host; the list goes on. Although not an elite athlete herself, I decided t..
Everyone has heard of the American Football Superbowl, its big pop-star performances, record viewing figures and crazy money for adverts etc. - but how many know about Women’s American Football? We..
Would you want to work with your partner? Many people in business do, but in sport there are very few who work together and even less who actually make a good team and get on. Golf is a s..
Going behind the scenes with any team or athlete is always a challenge. There are so many things to balance in terms of discretion, confidentiality, ‘stories’; as well as not getting in the way or..
Betting is a huge industry around the world - where you can bet from the obvious sport related results to the truly ridiculous including how many times a politician will say certain words in a spe..
She laughs as she recalls her mom having the paper she’d written her goal on - and how that she didn’t want to just be an athlete or a soccer player, she wanted to be a women’s pro-soccer player. This..
Brazil is known for its Football, Pele, Coppacabana beach, the fans, the yellow and green kit etc….Rugby 15’s or 7’s is a different story. With Rio 2016 fast approaching and Rugby 7’s a new spo..
Brazil may have hosted the Football World Cup and will be hosting the Olympics in 2016, but as a developing Rugby nation they are one of the most exciting to observe. With no history or herit..
I spent time chatting with Caroline Buchanan, x5 World Champion about her vision and plans for the team she has established, a month before the announcement about the team. Caroline has set up a team ..
Every footballer wants to play for their country and as Sophie Schmidt said, “it’s a footballers dream to play a World Cup in your own country. It’s a rarity, it adds pride behind the jersey...
Ahead of the final match of their tour of France and England I spent an afternoon with the Canadian Rugby 15’s team and aside from enjoying the time with them, I learned more about a subject I thoroug..
Since bursting onto the scene in 2007 Carla has been a wing of vision and speed both in the 15’s and 7’s format of Rugby. Taking time out from Rugby to start a family Carla was back playing f..
I have known Carly for some time now and from the first meeting she has been very supportive and passionate about women’s sport, as well as the promotion of women’s sport. So it was only fitting that ..
Caroline Buchanan is a x5 World BMX Champion and x5 World Mountain Bike Champion at the pinnacle of two sports. I have known Caroline for a couple of years now and she has featured in the magazine..
Exclusive: There is a lot happening this year in women’s Cricket and in particular in England. We have already written about the Kia Superleauge and what that will bring to the sport but..
The Alpine Coast to Coast adventure is Sophie Radcliffe’s latest adventure. In rare company, Sophie is only the second person ever to be featured more than once in the magazine. The first tim..
Spending her early years in a landlocked city hasn’t stopped Corinne Evans from pursuing her dream of being a professional surfer. After moving to Cornwall at the age of 13, Corinne knew she want..
A decade ago, the media labelled The Solheim Cup ‘The Ryder Cup with lipstick,’ a succinct reminder of its status as ‘the female equivalent.’ These days, the event stands proudly in its own ri..
Exclusive Daisy “Duke” Coleman - Riding the waves Poweboat racing is fast, exciting and completely unpredictable. With waves swelling as high as five meters and two mile, n..
Usually when you interview athletes you get between five minutes and an hour with them and this can be whilst walking with them as they are going somewhere or are having a coffee. With Dame Kelly it h..
No matter what sport you follow, it’s safe to say that any athlete that spends their whole career with one team and a successful team at that, must have something about them. Athletes and ones wit..
I have been so fortunate to meet some of the most incredible female athletes over the last five years with the magazine. I have sailed with double Olympic Gold medalists, watched multiple Gold Par..
I have been involved in women’s sport for many years now and for the last few I years have travelled, been invited to awards, been to many women’s sports events, networks etc. Some have been incre..
By Nigel Francis When the Dragons 7s first started back in 2011 in order to enter a side into the West Country 7s I never anticipated that as the start of the 4th season approaches I would be ..
By Helen West Feeling sluggish, weak and tired are symptoms athletes can easily attribute to being ‘run down’, illness or over-training. However, if these symptoms continue to occur over a pr..
“Acceptance of failure, letting go and accepting there are things out of your control” is not what you expect to hear from an international athlete, let alone a ten-time European gold medallist an..
Emma Trott is a cyclist, rider, member of Team GB cycling, and currently riding for the world class Dutch women’s professional cycling team, Dolmans-Boels. She is also an incredible example of the sel..
By Steven Oldham Recently crowned European Taekwondo champion Bianca Walkden is now aiming for Olympic gold after securing her first major international in Azerbaijan earlier this month. The 2..
Four years ago I started Sports International Magazine out of a desire to tell the incredible stories I had heard and witnessed as a photographer. Over these years I have learnt a lot as well..
Owl mascot soars into FIFA Women's World Cup view The historic Canadian Museum of Nature, nestled in the nation's capital Ottawa proved the perfect perch from which to launch Shuéme, the y..
The best 24 sides from around the world came together in Canada in June and July to contest the FIFA Women’s World Cup and all 24 treated the world to some spectacular football and fascinating mat..
Between January and the end of March, the FIFA Women’s World Cup Winner’s Trophy is attempting to emulate Phileas Fogg, by travelling the world in eighty days, on the FIFA Women’s..
For those of you that love stats then here it is! The FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 has been a huge success not just with the number of records that were broken but the feel good factor it cr..
Exclusive Some commentators have said that Fiji “have come from nowhere” to not only storm into the Women’s World Sevens Series but at the time of writing this they sit above nations with..
The LET hosted the inaugural U.S. Women’s Open sectional qualifier in Europe held at the Buckinghamshire Golf Club in England. Four simultaneous events took place in China, Japan, Korea and t..
2015 FIFA Women's World Cup™ hosts Canada opened their preparation for June's global showpiece in fine fashion, clinching the Four-Nation Women's Tournament title with three straight victories i..
Having grown up in a country where we sang the anthem every morning and at every possible event, where representing your country was the ultimate goal and achievement, where you believed your elders w..
As we look forward to the World Cup and the teams that made it here lets take a moment to remember some of the heartbreak of the 105 countries that missed out, including 8 that have qualified befo..
I met up with Jane to hear first-hand how she has rocketed through the Hockey world and into the senior team and Hockeyroos. Her story is one of dedication, hard work and a very supportive family...
Honeyed fruit & nut squares Recipe: Ingredients 175g / 6oz butter 225g / 8oz oats 110g / 4oz golden caster sugar 2T / 40g honey 55g / 2oz sultanas 30g / 1oz chopped hazel..
In June 2014, 36 outstanding women from 14 countries, representing every continent, came together for the Women’s Sport Leadership Academy (WSLA) - a week-long residential course designed to forge..
There is always so much focus on the teams and the players as World Cups come and go but so often little is mentioned about the coach unless there is an inspired decision or sadly a bizarre o..
This is the first time in the team’s history that they’ve reached this stage in the International tournament. To add to the team’s glory, for the first time ever they beat New Zealand’s Black Fern..
Jenny has played Squash since she was nine years old, turning Pro when she was twenty. As she explains, had her nine year old self been told what she would be doing, she would have said “I would l..
Jess Fishlock is one of the busiest Soccer players in the world - we have spent time talking to her for this article while she was in Australia, America, Wales and England over the last few months! ..
Inspiring Women’s tag line is “Inspire, Believe, Achieve” and Karen Darke (Inspiring Women Speaker) is perhaps more closely aligned to all three words than most. She is one of the most inspir..
Rachael Heyhoe Flint, (Baroness Heyhoe Flint, OBE, DL) captained the England women’s team touring Australia in 1968 and each player had to raise money to pay for their own way there. That seems li..
Exclusive I have for many years been aware of the challenges girls and women face trying to find sportswear and kit that hasn’t had the “shrink it and pink it” approach, or the “just buy the X..
At the age of nineteen, Lara Prior-Palmer decided in 2013 to go on an ‘exciting holiday,’ as she put it. Signing up only six weeks before the race meant she didn’t have the ten months of preparation t..
Having spent a couple of sessions with Laura what has really impressed me about her, aside from her obvious skills is her passion and desire to see the next generation engaged in the sport of free..
Twenty years ago the stand-out female athlete for me was Laura Davies, a force on the Golf course and an advocate of women’s sport. Fast forward all those years and I find myself sitting with Laura at..
Lerato has been in the role of Proteas media officer since October 2010 and she is more in love with her job than ever before. From liaising with the media to briefing players, setting up press ..
I love how Liz talks about training, she talks how I talk about training when I do it and with such funny anecdotes, it doesn’t sound like the conversation of an athlete ranked 5th in the Wor..
Lorna Thomas MBE was one of the pioneers of Cricket in Australia both as a player and in her various management roles, as well as being regarded as one of the forerunners who has made the Cri..
For me, this said a lot about her and her character and really makes her stand out for me. From start to finish her whole story has such a lovely feel to it.Welsh born and bred, Lydia started play..
We have over time written of women who have been pioneers in their sport, pushing boundaries and setting new standards that allow the next generation to start in a much better position. From the w..
The importance of nutrition for females is superior to that of males. Female athletes have to consider far more when choosing the correct foods to eat to maintain bodily function and be able to perfor..
MALT LOAF - Delicious & easy to make By Isa du Toit Recipes and Tips Recipe: Ingredients 350g Strong white bread flour 150g Stoneground wholemeal flour ¼ t salt 1 ..
Women’s Football has been growing for years, with this year seeing a major jump in the stakes and participation around the world with England leading the charge at club level. Not only were t..
There are fun players, there are good players and every now and then there is a player that stands head and shoulders above other players, a truly world class player. Mandy Marchak is such a player. S..
Marizanne Kapp is one of South Africa’s top all-rounders since making her international debut at the 2009 World Cup in Australia. Her 128-run partnership against Pakistan with her good friend, Dan..
With all of the preparation done and no opportunity to jump into a DeLorean and travel back in time and change things, you have to be confident you’ve done all you can to be competitive in ra..
By Rachael Stack Méabh De Búrca is a key part of the Republic of Ireland’s women’s national football team. Méabh a native from Galway currently plays in defence for both her club and country. Mé..
We emailed Megan to ask her about all sorts and here are all her replies: Hi Megan, thanks for taking time out of your schedule to talk to us. Tell us firstly how on this earth do you fit stud..
When I sat down to talk with Molly Rhone, President of the International Netball Federation, I thought we were going to talk Netball, Elite Netball and what her plans were for the future of i..
By Helen West Sleep...Eat...Train…Recover…Repeat. Sound familiar?! As an athlete, recovery is probably something you consider as part of your sporting routine. For everyone else pa..
With the Netball World Cup happening this year focusing is turning to goals, ambitions and training schedules leading to the World Cup in Sydney. First off the block is Netball South Africa, announcin..
Exclusive The International Netball Federation (INF) are finalising their strategic plan for 2016-2020 and I had the opportunity to talk with President Molly Rhone about it. You would be ..
Australia (Diamonds) - World ranking: 1 Australia will contest their 14th consecutive Netball World Cup in Sydney. They are one of only 4 nations participating in Sydney along with England, J..
Since its inception in 1963 the Netball World Cup (formally the World Netball Championships) has seen the same teams fight for the silverware, here is the history in full. 1963 Australia beat New..
Nikki Symmons - Ireland Hockey/Cricket Interviews and article by Myak Homberger Nikki Symmons is Irelands most capped athlete - which considering the amazing athletes to have come out of thi..
EXCLUSIVE Bianca Santos grew up in the Favela’s of Sao Paulo Brazil, notorious for the short life expectancy and lack of any possibilities. This is her home and where she has rocketed fr..
What do a student, doctor, Bio-chemist, lawyer, nurse, teacher and a bio-mechanical engineer all have in common? Some would say “that sounds like my local soccer team, or my local softball t..
It’s sometimes compared to fantasy football; get a budget and spend it on your dream team. But the reality of forming a successful cycling team is anything from fantasy work for me. The realities ..
The photos that accompany this article give you a little more perspective of what Anna does and achieves whilst flying down snow covered mountains at speed! Anna is qualified to compete in every Pa..
The stories of pioneering women in sport have always fascinated and inspired me, hence starting a feature in the magazine on pioneers. What I have found so incredible is to be able to meet and..
The Netball World Cup SYDNEY 2015 preliminary round pools and competition rest days The pool allocations represent nations’ International Netball Federation (INF) rankings as of July this y..
Given Portia Woodman’s lineage it comes as no surprised that she was destined for great things. Her father and uncle played Rugby for the New Zealand All Blacks and her aunt represented New Zealan..
Like any adventurer, the inevitable question was "what’s next?", says Hannah as we catch up again and chat about her latest project. Over a couple of beers in Wagamama's her and longtime..
NWC2015 Qualifying Nations Here are the Qualifying nations and their seeding for the Netball World Cup 2015, along with how many World Cups they have participated in.The top six teams for the Netb..
The Rallye Aicha des Gazelles Morocco is the biggest women-only off road motor competition in the world, taking place every year at the end of March in the Moroccan desert. For the last 25 years, ..
Imagine holding your breath....how long could that could be....20 seconds....30 seconds? At what point if you were underwater would you start to panic? “It’s relaxing once you have dealt w..
Almost as many column inches have been given to her conduct as to her success. She was seen as invincible, the best all round female MMA fighter ever. On the 21st of November at UFC 193 the u..
Extreme Sailing is one of the few sports in the world where women compete alongside men. Just to give you an idea of what the Extreme 40 boat is and the idea behind it, the creators of the Ex..
I have the privilege of one of the best jobs in the world where I get to meet incredible individuals, athletes and teams, spend time with them and tell their stories. Occasionally I get invit..
Sally Conway has been described by many in the press as ‘slight framed’ - yet this belies who and what she is. Sally is currently 9th in the world and one of Britain’s toughest, most tenacious and phy..
Exclusive Scott Bemand has taken on the task few coaches relish, taking on a team straight after they have won a World Cup. It is part of the cycle in sport that there are senior players that ..
Bill Predmore is a successful entrepreneur who has set up a women’s Soccer team in the USA, Seattle Reign Fc. The interesting difference about Bill is that it’s not about throwing money at the club or..
Recipes and Tips By Isa du Toit Recipe: Ingredients 140g/5oz butter 2 x T golden syrup 225g/8oz Oats 125g/4oz golden granulated sugar 50g/2oz sesame seeds 50g/2oz sultanas Meth..
According to Non Evans, you do not have run for miles and lift heavy weights to lose weight. If you think working out in a sweaty gym is the best way to lose weight, she says, think again. Fo..
Last season Sheffield FC made their debut in FAWSL after becoming the first ever team to be promoted from the Women’s Premier League via the play offs. After a tough start to the season Sheffield ..
Exclusive By Anita North There have been shooting events in the Olympic Games since 1896 – the start of the modern Olympic Games, with clay shooting first appearing in the early 19..
My conversation with Sindy gets off to a great start when I ask her about diet and nutrition and she says she eats chocolate but knows it’s not good and laughs! It’s always good to hear that someone s..
I have the privilege of meeting and seeing many world class athletes, listening to their stories and showcasing their extraordinary feats. It is such a joy - and once in a while you meet someone w..
I have, over time, been very privileged to meet extreme athletes and adventurers doing all sorts of truly remarkable challenges around the world. So for me, I wanted to get into the mind of an ath..
Netball is a fast, skilful team game based on running, jumping, throwing and catching. Teams may include up to 12 players but only 7 may take the court at any one time. Each player has a playi..
We have followed the South African women’s rugby 15’s and 7’s teams and set-up for years now and it is so exciting to see how things have grown and how this year has seen an explosion in South Afr..
Womens Golf in Southern Africa is hotting up! The oldest womens professional tournament in Africa, dating back to 1988, is The South African Women’s Open. New and improved, The Cell C South A..
Claire Bennett has an incredible ability to view life differently to many of us and has a story that is inspiring and so unlike anything most of us will ever experience. Starting fencing as an afte..
Solheim Cup is an extraordinary moment in the Golfing calendar where athletes in this individual sport come together to represent Team Europe or Team USA every two years. This year the Cup r..
Cap: Holland Sport: Rugby 7’s/15’s The Dutch Rugby 7’s setup has taken the game by storm for a number of reasons. Whether it’s the professional approach the NOC*NSF (Dutch Olympic Committee*D..
Most families would be pleased to have one daughter represent their country in a sport, so when two sisters represent their country in the same sport though in different disciplines, then it makes..
There has never been a playing captain on either the European or United States teams in the past 13 editions of The Solheim Cup and home skipper Carin Koch is not planning to change that any ..
The Commonwealth Bank Southern Stars Interviews and article by Myak Homberger The Commonwealth Bank Southern Stars (Australian Women’s Cricket Team) is a remarkable cricket team. Th..
I have had the privilege of seeing the women’s Haka on many occasions from a front row seat in my role as a photographer. I have also over the years talked with the players of what it means to per..
I feel incredibly privileged to count a Paralympian as a good friend of mine. She has opened up a whole world to me that I was unaware of and she has taught me so much not only about myself but al..
Cricket: The ICC Women’s Twenty20 World Cup By Holly Colvin For the first time since I started playing for England in 2005 I was watching an ICC tournament from the other side of the w..
By Ben Coomber As I sit down to write this article I am chewing, chewing with gusto, but, more on that later. Sports nutrition, like anything in the world of health can swing around in trends. T..
There are two types of surfing: as a general rule, there’s cold water surfing, where you need wetsuits and it’s…yes, cold! And then there is warm water surfing. This is the more popular of the ..
This in itself is not an unfamiliar story around in the world of women’s sports. Where it is different for the South African players is that their times together are limited given the huge geograp..
Sport in general and football in particular, has seen a huge increase in ‘foreign’ players with 36.1% of all players now being foreign and with 6 major nations having in excess of 50% of thei..
The LET Access Series was founded by the LET in 2010 to support young talent and create a clear pathway to becoming a successful professional golfer. Former LET chief executive officer Alexandra A..
The New Zealand Rugby 7’s team has delivered more points, tries and has more players in the top stats than any other country. Not just for one game or one season but since 7’s began. World c..
Individual tickets to the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015™ will go on sale next month, with the general public on-sale date coinciding with the 100-day countdown on 26 February. With a b..
Trina Gulliver World Darts Champion Interview and article by Myak Homberger Trina is a remarkable athlete and woman. A skilled carpenter by day, by evening and weekend she travels the world ..
They say ‘it’s tough at the top’ but wow, the USWNT (United States Women’s National Team) have had a tough time with an almost endless list of issues and challenges on and off the field with ..
The Final Draw for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™ happened in Ottawa, Canada on 6 December. If you missed it or want to watch it again the here it is. Where did your team end up? ..
The purpose of lists People love lists, we are obsessed by them. From the Forbes rich list to the Worst 10 movies and everything in-between we can’t get enough of them. Some of them are momentary ..
Exclusive by Penny Hopkins In 2015, 23-year old Mariya Muzychuk became Women’s World Chess Champion for the first time. She beat the Russian Grandmaster, Natalia Pogonina, 2½-1½ in a ..
By Easkey Britton I am blessed to live the life of an ocean wahine, a water woman. I have received so many gifts from surfing and the ocean has been a constant source of life experiences. I feel..
Over the past 18 months teams from all over the world have been battling hard to reach the finals in Canada next year. This time the World Cup has been expanded to 24 sides and after 18 months of ..
At 6.30 am on 20th September 2015, the residents of the beautiful village of Tickhill, South Yorkshire will still be sleeping soundly as the lorries, transporters and equipment start to arri..
Listing Charlotte’s achievements should alone explain why we have chosen her as our ‘Outstanding athlete’ for this issue - but there is much more to her than that. Let’s start with a few of ..
Our Outstanding athlete for this issue is the amazing Dame Sarah Storey. The question is: where to start, given her twenty three years as an international athlete? Dame Sarah Storey has w..
There are so many reasons why Fran Kirby should be our outstanding athlete this issue. Fran is one of the people/athletes who when you first meet you instantly warm to, it’s hard not to like her. ..
Hannah White has completed a mind boggling array of adventures on land and sea over the years as well as becoming a broadcaster. From sailing solo across the Atlantic (3,200 miles across) THREE ti..
Our ‘Outstanding Athlete’ feature in each issue is about an athlete who goes above and beyond the norm and does something word class, unique or contributes something truly outstanding. Katherine G..
Maggie ‘The Machine’ Alphonsi has earned the nickname - and if you have ever seen her play you will have witnessed a huge work rate and the bone crunching noise of her tackles. This is an athlete ..
Outstanding athletes are the best of the best, they stand on the shoulders of giants and in the case of women’s sport for the most part they need to be even more fantastic. The reason being ..
Portia Modise is a remarkable player by any measure - the first African player to reach the elusive 100-goal barrier in international football and only 14th player ever to score a milestone 1..
Trina is a remarkable athlete and woman. A skilled carpenter by day, by evening and weekend she travels the world winning competitions and titles. As we speak, she has won over 100 titles and 9 Wo..
Zara has been swimming competitively since the age of 10, swimming 18 hours a week. She added water polo to her swimming, but this wasn’t enough for Zara and when Gary Lee, water-polo coach,..
Unsung heroes are chosen so for many different reasons and deciding on who should be our ‘Unsung Hero’ in each issue is a challenge, as so many people do so much that goes unnoticed from gras..
Women’s sport has many stories of financial sacrifices made by athletes, about the struggle to get funding and the lack of sponsorship etc. But as always there are people out there making a d..
Anna Mayes is the successful Head Coach of the England Netball Team and as part of our series on Unsung Hero’s I wanted to understand why she was so successful and what is it that she does behind ..
Gemma has an ability to make everyone feel relaxed, at home and important - which is remarkable given the challenges faced when flying a team around the globe. Not only does she look after t..
The measure of a person can always been seen by the comments people around them make when they are not there - and more importantly, by the actions of those who have been impacted by th..
I have known Hannah for a few years now, first with the Black Ferns (New Zealand’s 15’s Rugby squad) and as now manager of the New Zealand Women’s 7’s Rugby team. She has always exemplified to me ..
Ric is one of those larger than life guys that you see on the Women’s Sevens World Series tour, not just in physical size but also his prescence. Smiling, laughing and always having time to chat w..