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Players question safety of allowing elite sport to continue

Rugby players and footballers have questioned whether it is safe to carry on playing elite women's sport during the new national lockdown with testing and other measures not in place.

Harlequins Women's star Kristine Sommer asked on Twitter: "Do we think [the Premier 15s] will bring...

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Football, women's football, women's sport

Women's elite sport to continue during lockdown

The Women's Super League and Championship as well as rugby union's Premier 15s competition will be allowed to continue during the latest government lockdown.

However, the Women's FA Cup and all leagues below the Championship have been suspended.

A statement from the Football Association said: "It is extremely important that clubs, players, coaches, match officials, league...

Football, women's football, women's sport

Plymouth Argyle Ladies are recruiting!

The Plymouth Argyle Ladies are still recruiting players for the First and Development Teams ahead of the 2020-21 season.

Interested players can get in touch by emailing ryan.perks@pafc.co.uk

Argyle will be playing in the FA Women's Premier League South West Division One.

Football, women's football, women's sport

Reduced coronavirus crowds "an advantage" for women's sport

A leading government advisor on the return of competitive sport has suggested there could be a hidden bonus for women's sport if venues for men's matches have to stay at a reduced capacity for the entire 2020-21 season.

Professor James Calder - who chaired a working group with government and health officials on the return to sport - believes it is unlikely there will be large crowds...

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NatWest CricketForce to supply clubs with essentials for returning to play

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NatWest CricketForce is back for the summer of 2020, but as cricket clubs across the country contend with returning to play in the wake of COVID-19, the focus this year has shifted to ensuring clubs can support their volunteer community and enable them to return to cricket confidently.

Like previous years NatWest CricketForce is all about bringing clubs together to work towards a...

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Community rugby likely to be reduced from 15-a-side

Women and schools rugby teams are likely to face major short-term changes to the sport - including the reduction of the number of players on each side - as the Rugby Football Union searches for ways to resume training and playing in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.

The RFU has reacted to the latest government framework for the return of recreational team sport which came into...

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Women events could be first to see crowds return

The goverment are considering using the resumption of elite women's cricket and football as test events for crowds to return to mainstream sport in the UK.

According to The Times, England's proposed cricket tri-series against India and South Africa and the new Women's Super League season could be the first action played in front of fans since the lockdown started in March. Men's...