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​Doncaster Belles making double signing.

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 sign Natasha Dowie.

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..

​The star of Serbia

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..

“The Windies” the West Indian women’s Cricket team

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 ..

2014 FASWL Season Review

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..

2014 Women's Rugby 15s World Cup: An Alternative Review

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..

5 Surprising Food Facts

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..

A balanced future for commercialism in womens sport

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. ..

A captain for all times

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..

A Day in the life of a CNN Sports Anchor

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..

A Week on Tour with Lydia Hall

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..

A week with Doncaster Belles

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..

Alex Scott, England Footballer

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 - CNN Sports Presenter

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..

American Football

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..

Ashleigh Simon & David Buhai: Partners on and off the course

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..

Behind the scenes with the Australian Rugby 7’s team Photo:

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 in Women’s Sport

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..

Beverly Goebel

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 rugby 7’s

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 Rugby: Development with a difference

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..

Britney Stinson

You know that feeling when you are waking up from a dream? When you are between sleeping and awake? The neurological phenomenon is called Hypnagogia and it is often a terrifying time. I thought th..

Buchanan Next Gen BMX team

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 ..

Canada Women’s Soccer 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...

Candian Rugby 15s

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..

Carla Hohepa

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..

Carly Telford

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 - the modern business woman athlete

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..

Charlotte Edwards - Womens Cricket Week

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..

Coast to Coast: Sophie Radcliffe

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..

Corinne Evans

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..

Cup Captains Confer at Gleneagles

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..

Daisy “Duke” Coleman - Riding the waves

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..

Dame Kelly Holmes

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..

David Diehl – Character in a sport that often forgets itself

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..

Double Paralympic medalist Lucy Shuker

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..

Dragons 7’s International Invitational Rugby team

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..

Dragons 7s Vision Statement

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 ..

Eating to beat Anaemia, Are you getting enough iron?

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..

Elise Christie - Skater

“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 - Cyclist

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..

England boxer Stacey Copeland in her 3rd professional fight

England boxer Stacey Copeland is gearing up for her 3rd professional fight in Trafford, Manchester on Friday the 2nd of March when she takes on Italian Dora Tollar as part of the Blackflash promot..

European Taekwondo champion

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..

Evolution of the magazine

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..

FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015™ unveils official mascot

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..

FIFA Women’s World Cup review

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..

FIFA Womens World Cup 2015 Live Your Goals Tour

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..

FIFA World Cup in Numbers

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..

Fijiana - more than just Rugby

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..

Golf: The U.S. and European Women’s Open sectional qualifier

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..

Great start to FIFA World Cup year for hosts Canada

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..

Has representing your country and caring about it gone out of fashion?

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..

Heartbreak stories on the road to World Cup qualification

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..

Hockeyroos (Australian National Hockey team) - Jane Claxton

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 Recipes and Tips

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..

Inspiring Women to Lead the Way

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..

Interviews with the World Cup Coaches

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..

Ireland Womens Ruby Team celebrates World Cup Achievement

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 Duncalf

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 - Footballer

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! ..

Karen Darke - Inspiring Women Speaker

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..

Katie eyes snowboarding gold in Korea.

British champion snowboarder, Katie Ormerod, has hailed the incredible impact Hipperholme Grammar School has had on her medal-winning career as she sets her sights on 2018 Winter Olympics success...

Kia Super league 2016 Womens Cricket

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..

Kit design the way it should be

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..

Lara Prior-Palmer - Mongolian Derby winner

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..

Lardarius Webb

The players that compete each week in the NFL know the physical demands, pressure and challenges this environment brings. This is the pinnacle of sport for them and for American Football worldwide..

Laura Biondo – Football Freestyler

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..

Laura Davies CBE - English Professional Golfer

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..

Legato Malekutu

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 ..

Liz McTernan – Training through all sorts

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

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..

Lydia Hall - Golf

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..

Maha Haddioui

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..

Maintaining health to train and compete

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

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 ..

Manchester City win the cup

The SSE Women’s FA Cup final was won for the first time by Manchester City last weekend in front of over 35,000 fans. Their 4 -1 win over Birmingham City underlined City’s domestic dominance as th..

Manchester City Women’s Football

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..

Mandy Marchak

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

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..

Matrix Cycling: The Rubber Hits The Road, Season Start

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..

Méabh De Búrca

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..

Megan Fletcher

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..

Molly Rhone, President of The International Netball Federation

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..

Need Chocolate Milk? By Helen West

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..

Netball South Africa set ambitions for World Cup

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..

Netball strategy to change the face of sport

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 ..

Netball World Cup - Team Profiles

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..

Netball World Cup final results from inception

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

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..

No excuses

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..

Oakland Raiderettes: Challenging Preconceptions

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..

On The Drops: Women's Cycling Team

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 ..

Paralympic Skiing

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..

Phil Neville’s inbox.

All the dust has settled and after weeks of speculation Phil Neville has finally been announced as Mark Sampson’s successor as head coach of the England Women’s Football Team. It’s fair to say tha..

Pioneers: Dame Mary Peters CH, DBE

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..

Pools and rest day information for the Netball World Cup 2015

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..

Portia Woodman – Unstoppable

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..

Project Speedbird

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..

Qualifying Nations and their seeding information

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..

Rallye Aicha des Gazelles - Women-Only Off Road Rally

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, ..

Rebecca Coales – freediver

Imagine holding your 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..

Ronda Rousey

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..

Sailing With The Best: Extreme Sailing

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..

Sailing with the best: Extreme Sailing

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 - Team GB Judo

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..

Scott Bemand - The future of English Women's Rugby?

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 ..

Seattle Reign FC

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..

Sesame squares

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..

Shape up the Non Evans way

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..

Sheffield gear up for 2017.

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 ..

Shooting Sports at the Olympics

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..

Sindy Huyer - Italian World Muay Thai Champion

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..

Sophie Christiansen MBE, OBE

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..

Sophie Radcliffe - Adventurer and Endurance Athlete

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..

South Africa – A team on the rise

South Africa came nail bitingly close to beating Australia in the semi-final of the Women’s World Cup 2017. All for the sake of the last two balls, that’s how close it was… These are the ma..

Sports Explained - Netball

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..

Springboks On The Rise

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..

Sunshine Ladies Tour

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..

Team GB Fencing Captain

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..

Team USA - The Solheim Cup And What It Means

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..

Tessa Veldhuis

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..

The Barnes Sisters: Keeping It In The Family

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..

The Captains Pick: An interview with Carin Koch

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

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..

The Haka

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..

The Hannah’s - world class Paralympians talking all things disability and more

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..

The ICC Women’s Twenty20 World Cup

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..

The inconvenience of protein - Ben Coomber

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..

The Irish surfer

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 ..

The Proteas South African Netball team

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..

The question of ‘Foreign Players’: positive contributions

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 Road to the Ladies European Tour

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 Secret of their success: Sista’s are doing it!

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..

Ticket prices and on-sale date announced for Canada 2015

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

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 ..

United States National Women's Team

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 ..

Video highlights of the drawn ceremony

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? ..

Who are the influencers in Netball?

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 ..

Women’s Football in England is at a cross roads.

Over the past couple of years Women’s Football here in England has being going through a golden era. The national team won the hearts of the nation by finishing 3rd at the last World Cup and reach..

Women’s World Chess Champion but reluctant role model

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 ..

Womens Surfing Roots

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..

World Cup Qualifying

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 ..

YESSS Tickhill Grand Prix

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..

Charlotte Edwards CBE, MBE

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 ..

Dame Sarah Storey

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..

Fran Kirby

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

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..

Katherine Grainger MBE

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 Alphonsi MBE

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 ..

Marcelle Manson (neé Keet)

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 “Bhashin” Modise

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 Gulliver World Darts Champion

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 Williams

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,..

​Tanushree 'Tanu' Pillay

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..

Andrew Pindar OBE

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

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 Crowley

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..

Greg Beling

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..

Hannah Porter

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 Suggitt

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..