IWG Women and Sport

UK Steering Committee for IWG on Women and Sport

The International Working Group (IWG) on Women and Sport has confirmed the 14 members of the UK Steering Committee who will oversee the creation and implementation of the IWG Strategic Plan for 2022-2026.

The IWG was established almost 30 years ago in Brighton and is the world’s...

Tim Herbert

Tim Herbert




Two legends retire in the same week

It has been a week of momentous retirements in women’s sport, as two English greats have decided to call time on their illustrious careers.

England rugby captain Sarah Hunter has announced she will retire after the opening Women’s Six Nations game against Scotland on Saturday, which is being played in her home city of Newcastle.

The inspirational Hunter is the world’s most...

Sky Sports

Sky Sports Appoint a New Head of Women's Sport

Coverage of Women’s Sport in the UK has been given a boost by the appointment of Jo Osborne to a brand new role within the Sky Sports network.

Osborne will be the Head of Women’s Sport as part of Sky’s ambition to become the major broadcaster and investor in women’s sport in the UK.

Speaking to , Osborne said: “I’m delighted to be taking on this role...


New era for women's basketball in Britain

The Women's British Basketball League (WBBL) has announced a new board structure as the league enters its most exciting phase in its history.

Current WBBL Chairman Jim Saker will continue in his role, with two other Independent Directors and two representatives from the league's clubs making up the remainder of the new structure.

Siobhàn Prior (Nottingham Wildcats) and Mark...

Women in Cycling

Cycling UK's 100 Women in Cycling 2022 

The sixth annual list celebrating inspirational women in cycling has been launched.

The women are recognised for significant achievements promoting women's cycling. The list celebrates their outstanding work, whether that's sporting or industry accolades, spreading the word as an influencer, or grassroots campaigning and support in the community.

The list this year includes...


Why is everyone talking about menstruation and sport?

Professor Kirsty Elliot-Sale answers some of the big questions surrounding female physiology and sport performance

Why are more women coming forward to talk about their struggles around menstruation and playing sport?

Women's sport is without a doubt on the rise. Not only is the number of women playing sport professionally steadily increasing, but popularity by viewership,...


Boxing classic graces historic night

On a landmark night for female sport, the biggest fight in the history of women’s boxing delivered an absolute epic.

Claressa Shields and Savannah Marshall took to the ring at the O2 Arena in London to complete a wonderful occasion, the first time an all-female card has graced a major venue, and 20,000 fans, plus countless watching on TV, were treated to something special.



Snooker Tops the Bill in Unique Event

We have another weekend packed with quality female sport and heading the queue is a unique event that will see best women players in the world competing alongside their leading male counterparts.

The World Mixed Doubles Snooker championship will take place on Saturday and Sunday, with the top four women in the sport joining forces with the top four men.

The teams will be:...


50 Women in Sport

50 Women in Sport is a full colour hardback book packed full of photographs which tells the story of the female pioneers and legends who carved a place for women in sport and fought to succeed at the highest level in their chosen field.

The book includes 25 profiles of women who have smashed conventions to achieve their ambitions alongside more than 25 exclusive interviews with up-...

AFC Acorns in action

Only 1 in 5 women play grassroots sport, survey finds

Only 1 in 5 women (20%) have ever participated in community grassroots sports, compared to almost half (46%) of men, a survey has found.

As the nation celebrates last week’s historic Lionesses’ win, this data highlights the inequality in access and resources between men’s and women’s grassroots sport.

According to charity Women in Sport, school-age girls are significantly...

Andries Jonker named as new Netherlands manager

Andries Jonker has been appointed as the new manager of the Netherlands national women’s team , a new contract she signed to run until 2025.

The Netherlands national women’s team parted ways with Mark Parsons following their Euro 2022 season, as the Dutch team failed to defend their title and exited at the quarter final stages of the tournament.

Parsons' replacement has been...