women's sport

UEFA EURO 2022, women's football, women's sport

Sport England wants Euro 2022 to get more women playing football

Sport England want to help more adult women play football after awarding £1million in lottery funds to the nine cities hosting UEFA Euro 2022 matches.

London, Trafford, Manchester, Sheffield, Rotherham, Milton Keynes, Wigan & Leigh, Brighton & Hove and Southampton are all set to benefit with support for local plans to get women playing.

With interest and audiences...

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...

Cricket, women's cricket, girls cricket, ECB, England, England cricket

England legend Edwards named Southern Vipers head coach

The Southern Vipers have named Charlotte Edwards as their head coach for the new elite women's domestic competition which is still planned to start this summer, despite the current suspension of women's cricket due to coronavirus.

Edwards, who captained England to victory in the World Cup, Twenty20 World Cup and the Ashes, will step down from her role as Director of Women's Cricket...

golf, women's golf

It's just not British! Women's Open golf gets a rebrand

The Women's British Open has been rebranded as the AIG Women's Open after the governing body The R&A announced an extended sponsorship of the event.

AIG will now sponsor the championship until 2025, which will be welcome support for women's golf following a summer decimated by the coronavirus crisis.

This year's edition is going ahead as planned at Royal Troon in August...

Women's sport, athletics

England Athletics defends itself over 5,000m sexism claims

England Athletics has been forced to deny it is planning for men to be able to run 5,000m races but not women.

Current government guidelines only allow groups to train or compete in close contact under two metres for a period of less than 15 minutes. Athletes had raised concerns about this affecting the 5,000m, where elite men can run the event within that time but the current...

tennis, women's tennis, women's sport

US Open to go ahead despite Covid cancellation

The US Open will go ahead as planned in August and September despite the cancellation of the first ATP Tour event due to take place since the tennis season was suspended in March.

The women's WTA Tour is due to resume at the Palermo Open in Italy on 3 August. The men were meant to return at the Washington Open the following week but that event will now not be played because of 'too...

Actress Natalie Portman leads Los Angeles NWSL expansion team

Oscar-winner Natalie Portman is heading up a consortium of actresses, sports stars and business people to launch a new Los Angeles-based franchise in the National Women's Soccer League.

Although the team is yet to be formally named, the consortium is called Angel City and will be the first professional women's side to play in LA for 12 years. Fellow Hollywood stars Jennifer Garner,...

women's sport, women's cricket, England, ECB

England to use Derby training base for South Africa series

England will be based in Derby for the forthcoming series against South Africa, assuming the tour goes ahead.

India, who were due to play England and South Africa in a tri-series later in the summer, were forced to cancel their expected trip to England because of the continuing coronavirus crisis.

According to BBC Sport, England will use a bio-secure training camp at the...

International Netball President Liz Nicholl

International Netball Federation outlines strategic plans

Following the success of the International Netball Federation’s regional online ‘roadshow’ held in June, when president Liz Nicholl 9pictured) and chief executive Clare Briegal discussed with members the challenge of managing through the virus and the impact on international events, INF has hosted a further roadshow to consult with members in its five regions on a draft new strategic plan -...

women's sport, women's rugby league

Dates and venues announced for Rugby League World Cup 2021

England Women will play their Rugby League World Cup group matches at Headingley and Anfield after the full schedule for the event was released today.

The 2021 World Cup, being played alongside the men's and wheelchair tournaments for the first time, will take place in England in November.

England's opening fixture in Group A is against Brazil in Leeds on Tuesday 9 November...