team gb

"This is a great group" - Riise targets Tokyo success

Team GB head coach Hege Riise says she has a team capable of competing for a gold medal after announcing her squad for the Tokyo Olympics.

Having won Olympic gold as both a player with Norway and as an assistant coach with the USA, Riise wants her players to have the same goal and mentality.

"That's what we are planning for. If you dream big, even better to achieve it. I...

swimming, Olympic sport, Team GB Women

Team GB women make pool history

Britain's women broke a 94-year drought by taking the European 4x100m freestyle relay title for the first time since the inaugural competition in 1927.

The quartet of Lucy Hope, Anna Hopkin, Abbie Wood and Freya Anderson held off the challenge of a strong Dutch team to win in a British record of three minutes 34.17 seconds.

"To win my first senior medal and set a new record...

tennis, women's tennis, women's sport

Jodie Burrage receives first Team GB call-up for Billie Jean King Cup

Jodie Burrage will represent Team GB for the first time in the Billie Jean King Cup tie against Mexico in April.

The young star came to prominance playing in the Battle of the Brits events in 2020 and comes into Anne Keothavong's side following the withdrawl of Johanna Konta.

Konta has been struggling with a knee injury and wants to concentrate on the European clay court...

Premier League, women's football, women's sport, Women's Super League

Birmingham blast Team GB announcement minutes before kick-off

Birmingham City have complained to the FA after goalkeeper Hannah Hampton, along with several other players, discovered she was not on Team GB's shortlist for the Tokyo Olympics just 90 minutes before their match against Everton in the Women's Super League.

Hampton was visibly upset by the news and made several mistakes in the 4-0 defeat. City head coach Carla Ward said: "We spent 45...

women's sport, Olympics

Riise confirmed as Olympics coach for Team GB

Hege Riise has accepted the role of head coach for the Team GB football squad at the Tokyo Olympics, saying she is "honoured and humbled" to be asked to combine the task with her current position as England interim head coach.

The Norwegian former gold medallist took charge of the Lionesses on a temporary basis after Phil Neville left for Inter Miami. She will be assisted in Japan by...

Football, women's football, women's sport

Hege Riise to be offered Team GB role

England interim head coach Hege Riise is set to lead Team GB at the Tokyo Olympics. The Norwegian gold medal winner will be offered the role this week, having stepped in to replace Phil Neville for the Lionesses after his departure for Inter Miami.

Neville was also due to take charge of the Olympic squad so Riise will now combine both roles in the same way. Her first match for...

Women's sport hockey player

Great Britain earn a point but lose shootout to the Dutch on Pro League return

Great Britain recovered from going a goal down inside two minutes to earn a creditable draw against the Netherlands in Amsterdam in their first Pro League fixture since lockdown.

Getting forward straight from the opening whistle, GB were caught on the counter-attack and conceded a shot from Pien Dicke who scored her first international goal.

The defences were on top for both...

women's sport, women's hockey, England, Team GB

Emily Defroand: The power of the platform

Hockey players are often asked to be ambassadors for projects and organisations. And that makes a lot of sense: sports people are frequently in the public eye, they embody the many values associated with a successful sports career, and international athletes can get across messages in a way that teachers, parents, managers and politicians often cannot.

All of which means that the...

women's sport, Olympics

Team GB athletes free to "take the knee" at Tokyo Olympics

British athletes will be allowed to demonstrate their support for the Black Lives Matters movement at the rearranged Tokyo Olympics next year.

"We would absolutely support athletes in whatever way they collectively choose to support Black Lives Matter," said Team GB chef de mission Mark England.

"What is important is that British athletes have the opportunity to feed into...

women's sport, women's hockey, England, Team GB

Mark Hager: Glynn jetting in is win-win for England Hockey

There may well be a distinctly Southern Hemisphere vibe to training around Bisham Abbey when Great Britain and England women’s head coach Mark Hager is joined by fellow Kiwi Katie Glynn.

Glynn has been appointed assistant coach to the women’s national team as they prepare for a return to FIH Pro League action, as well as an assault on the EuroHockey Championships (as England) and the...