women's sport

tennis, women's tennis, women's sport

Murray plans mixed-sex Ryder Cup-style tennis tournament

Jamie Murray has announced plans to host a team tennis event for Britain's top men and women in London later in July. It follows on from the Battle of the Brits men's tournament Murray organized in June.

The seven-times Grand Slam doubles champion wants mixed teams as players compete for points acrss various formats. The competition will be held at the National Tennis Centre from 27...

Manchester United, women's football, women's sport

Transfer News: England midfielder Staniforth joins Manchester United

England star Lucy Staniforth has signed for Manchester United on a two-year deal.

The midfielder left Birmingham City last month at the end of her contract having played 43 times for the Blues across two seasons.

United finished fourth in the curtailed Women's Super League season, their first in the top flight.

Staniforth hopes she can help the club to compete for...

Hockey compete - Photo by John Torcasio

International hockey set for autumn return

Great Britain's international hockey teams will be back in action in October after the International Hockey Federation confirmed the schedule for the 2020-21 Hockey Pro League.

Team GB will face the Netherlands in two matches on Tuesday 27 October and Thursday 29 October before a double header against Belgium on the weekend of 31 October and 1 November.

The first matches on...

women's sport

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...

Football, women's football, women's sport

Transfer News: Everton, Liverpool and Aston Villa bring in new players

There has been plenty of transfer activity as clubs get ready for the start of the new Women's Super League and Championship seasons.

Liverpool have recruited goalkeeper Rachael Laws after the 29-year-old was released by Reading last month.

Manager Vicky Jepson hopes having an experience keeper in the squad can help her side return to the Super League at the first attempt...

Arsenal, women's football, women's sport

Transfer News: Arsenal announce more summer signings

Arsenal have added Australia international keeper Lydia Williams and Swiss utility player Malin Gut to their squad for the new Women's Super League season.

Williams joins fellow Matildas star Steph Catley in moving to the Gunners from Melbourne City.

“To be given an opportunity to come over and play with some of the best players in the world is really exciting,” Williams...

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

England left to wait for tri-series confirmation

The England and Wales Cricket Board have repeated their desire for England's women to play against India and South Africa this summer but are not yet in a position to confirm the tri-series will go ahead.

England were due to play both India and South Africa in separate series this summer before international matches were postponed due to coronavirus. The plan is now for all three...

Manchester City, football, women's football

Transfer News: Man City sign England star

The prospect of Champions League football persuaded England striker Chloe Kelly to move to Manchester City after announcing her departure from Everton.

Kelly spent four seasons at Everton having signed from Arsenal but rejected a new two-year contract in June.

"The chance to play Champions League football and just being at the club as a whole is massive," she told BBC Sport...

Women, women's football, summer sport

Glasgow City find funds to maintain European dream

Glasgow City will be able to take part in their Women's Champions League quarter-final against Wolfsburg following a donation from businessman James Anderson to pay for travel and testing costs.

The Scottish Women's Premier League team were struggling to find funding for the trip to Spain to play the tie on 21 August after UEFA decided all competing teams would have to travel in...

Wales, welsh rugby, women's rugby, women's sport

Wales plan potential Premier 15s expansion

Wales have announced plans to create two professional 'super clubs' which could eventually join an expanded English Premier 15s league.

At the moment, Wales does not have a professional structure with elite players encouraged to play for clubs in England.

But the Welsh Rugby Union has proposed creating two performance centres in Wales which could then be turned into...