With just 14.4% of girls and 20.2% of boys reaching the recommended hour a day of physical activity, it is clear that there is more to be done to create positive attitudes in children, especially girls, towards sport and physical activity.
Girls from across more than 300 primary and secondary schools in England will have the chance to be recognised for their work to inspire more girls in their school to get active, through the 2019 Girls Active Awards. The Awards, now in their third year, are a celebration of the work girls 8 to 18-year-olds […]
Dame Katherine Grainger, is the Chair of UK Sport. She was appointed to a four-year term in April 2017. A former rower, Grainger is the first British woman ever to win medals at five successive Olympic Games.
Anne-Marie Batson, a freelance broadcaster and journalist who works for the BBC and talkSPORT, discussed the opportunities for black women in the industry and the work that still needs to be done to support all women.
John Steele, Executive Director of Sport at Loughborough University, explains the changes and progress that he has seen throughout his long career.
Liz Nicholl, the outgoing Chief Executive of UK Sport, shares her thoughts on the advancements that have been made during her tenure at the top of British sport.
Lisa Parfitt, Managing Director of sports marketing agency Engine Sport, formerly known as Synergy Sport, discusses the positive changes Engine has made to improve gender balance and the challenges that remain in the industry.
As the world celebrates International Women’s Day, Women in Sport speaks with voices from across the sporting landscape about the progress made and the challenge ahead to level the field for those working in the sector.
This International Women’s Day I’m preparing for an international adventure of my own. In May I will leave Women in Sport, after five and a half wonderful (and challenging!) years, for a new role as Chief Executive of Tennis Victoria, in Australia.
Chief Executive of Women in Sport, Ruth Holdaway, is leaving the charity to take up the role of Chief Executive of Tennis Victoria in Australia.