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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...

Football, women's football, women's sport

Women's Super League Round-Up: Reading, Brighton and Manchester United

With clubs back in training and the new season approaching, Women's Sport Daily rounds up the latest news from the Women's Super League:


It's been a busy week in RG2, with three new signings announced. The latest sees Chelsea defender Deanna Cooper move to the Royals after three seasons with the champions.

She joins former Arsenal pair Danielle Carter and Emma...

women's rugby, women's sport, Bristol Bears Women, Rownita Marston

Bristol Bears build around their international core

As they continue to build up to the start of the new Premier 15s season, Bristol Bears Women head coach Kim Oliver has been assessing the strengths of the core of English and Welsh internationals she is constructing her squad around.

The Red Roses quartet of Amber Reed, Sarah Bern, Clara Nielson and Rownita Marston had already committed to remain at the club before Oliver started to...

rugby, women's rugby, women's sport

Coronavirus and the campaign to close the "gender play gap"

There could be a hidden benefit to the country spending months in lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic as increased physical activity encourages women and girls to close the 'gender play gap'.

Sport England's Active Lives report on the nation's activity levels pre-coronavirus was already encouraging. More women than ever were exercising in the period between November 2018 and...

golf, women's golf

Cowley digs deep to win Rose Ladies Series event

Gabriella Cowley held off a high-quality field to win the fifth event in the Rose Ladies Series.

Having reached five under par at one point, mistakes on the back nine saw Cowley drop back to finish on two under.

The World No.576 could only watch as former British Open winner Georgia Hall and Charley Hull both moved to four under out on the course.

But the JCB Golf...

tennis, women's tennis, women's sport

Boulter beats Burrage to take top spot

Katie Boulter beat Jodie Burrage in their final round-robin match at the Progress Tour Women's Championship, although both players had already secured semi-final places.

It means Boulter finishes top of Group Anne Keothavong and will now face Freya Christie, runner-up in Group Elena Baltacha, in the last four.

Alicia Barnett topped Group Elena Baltacha following a 2-6 7-6 6-...

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

Transfer News: Everton sign "one of the best defenders in Europe"

Everton have completed the signing of Denmark international Rikki Sevecke, with manager Willie Kirk confident he can turn her into 'one of the best centre-backs in Europe'.

The defender has swapped France for the Women's Super League after her contract at FC Fleury 91 expired.

Kirk watched Sevecke in action for Denmark in the Algarve Cup shortly before lockdown. "She is...

West Ham, women's football, women's sport, Women's Super League

Transfer News: Czech star checks in at West Ham

West Ham have completed the signing of Czech Republic star Katerina Svitkova.

The striker joins from Slavia Prague having won five league titles and two Czech cups during her seven seasons at the club.

That kind of trophy-winning form is what attracted West Ham manager Matt Beard. “I’m really excited to work with Katerina,” he said.

“She’s going to be a great...

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

Chelsea duo the big winners at the WSL Awards

Chelsea star Beth England has been named Women's Super League Player of the Year whilst her boss Emma Hayes is the WSL Manager of the Year.

The pair were honoured at a virtual awards ceremony and crowned a successful season for the Blues which saw them become English champions and win the League Cup.

Arsenal striker Vivianne Miedema won the Golden Boot thanks to her 16 goals...

gymnastics, women's sport

New helpline for gymnasts to report bullying and abuse

The British Athletes Commission and children's charity NSPCC have set up a new helpline for gymnasts to report complaints of bullying or abuse.

Olympic medallist Amy Tinkler is amongst those who have come forward recently to highlight abusive behaviour within the sport.

BAC board member Peter Crowther told BBC Sport they want the dedicated helpline to be seen as a 'safe...