‘Let’s see if Katie Taylor can top a sky box office event – I don’t see why not’ – Adam Smith on the progression of female boxing

Female boxing has experienced an astronomic rise in both representation and awareness in recent years, largely spearheaded by the enigmatic Katie Taylor. This was epitomised on March 15, when Katie defeated Rose Valentine to unify the lightweight division, claiming three of the four belts. Female boxing has experienced an astronomic rise

Sports and Politics: Five athletes who became politicians

There are many fans and athletes that will vehemently argue for the separation of sports and politics. These practitioners and followers of our favourite pastimes argue that the purity of sporting triumphs and athletic endeavours are sullied by the intrusion of Machiavellian meddling and sordid scheming from shadowy figures in

“I believe that a change can and will come” — Sky Sports News reporter Jaydee Dyer on diversity in the sports media

Jaydee Dyer, along with fellow reporter and presenter Paul Gilmour, was the second youngest Sky Sports News reporter ever appointed, at the age of 25, in 2018. Now aged 26, he has landed high profile and news-making interviews with the likes of Jesse Lingard, Daniel Sturridge, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and many more big names

“It took me two years to feel like I belonged” — Michaela Tabb on the difficulties of being the first major female snooker referee

The culture changing career that all started with a little white lie. Michaela Tabb is widely renowned as a pioneer for equality in snooker, and rightly so. The Scot became the first woman to referee a final of a world-ranking snooker event when she took charge of the Welsh Open

From the early female football pioneers to the female face of e-sports — Chapter 8

This is the seventh in a multi-part series on women in sport. Chapter 1 explored the early days of the Olympic movement, Chapter 2 grapples with the struggles of sexual identity, Chapter 3 looks at the influence of the media on gender views and Chapter 4 Part 1 and Part 2 discusses the sexualisation of women’s sport, Chapter 5 unpacks the unique obstacles facing female athletes in India, Chapter 6 examines women in parasport and Chapter 7 looks into women in men's football. Chapter 8: Esports — the new world for women Whether or not you play

From the early female football pioneers to the female face of e-sports — Chapter 7

This is the seventh in a multi-part series on women in sport. Chapter 1 explored the early days of the Olympic movement, Chapter 2 grapples with the struggles of sexual identity, Chapter 3 looks at the influence of the media on gender views and Chapter 4 Part 1 and Part 2 discusses the sexualisation of women’s sport, Chapter 5 unpacks the unique obstacles facing female athletes in India and Chapter 6 examines women in parasport. Chapter 7: When women coach male footballers 'Women belong in the kitchen.' This is a sexist phrase that

From the early female football pioneers to the female face of e-sports — Chapter 6

This is the fifth in a multi-part series on women in sport. Chapter 1 explored the early days of the Olympic movement, Chapter 2 grapples with the struggles of sexual identity, Chapter 3 looks at the influence of the media on gender views and Chapter 4 Part 1  and Part 2 discusses the sexualisation of women’s sport and Chapter 5 unpacks the unique obstacles facing female athletes in India. Chapter 6: Women in parasports Gemma Stevenson is a journalist

From the early female football pioneers to the female face of e-sports — Chapter 5

This is the fifth in a multi-part series on women in sport. Chapter 1 explored the early days of the Olympic movement, Chapter 2 grapples with the struggles of sexual identity, Chapter 3 looks at the influence of the media on gender views and Chapter 4 Part 1  and Part 2 discusses the sexualisation of women’s sport. Chapter 5: The struggles of women in sport in the