It's Different for Girls

Media Coverage for Women's Sport

Croker red faces as qualifier clash causes hasty reshuffle for ladies

CLIONA FOLEY of the Irish Independent reports: THE GAA was left with egg on its face when the Ladies Gaelic Football Association (LGFA) were forced to rearrange the timing of two … Continue reading

July 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

U.S. riders organizing to promote women’s racing

Jen See of Velo News reports: After the Philadelphia Cycling Classic in early June, a dozen women from the top teams in the U.S. met to begin what they hope … Continue reading

July 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Australia: Time to start supporting women’s football

From SportsBlog.com: It’s just over a week since the historic women’s match at the MCG, and the talk of a national Women’s League in 2020. After all the hype and … Continue reading

July 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Pressure mounts on BBC over ‘sexist’ gaffe by presenter

Belinda Goldsmith of Yahoo News reports: LONDON (Reuters) – The BBC faced mounting pressure on Sunday to take action against one its most high-profile sports presenters for criticizing the appearance … Continue reading

July 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Women’s Sports Trust can boost participation numbers, says Anna Watkins

SkySports reports: Olympic gold medal winner Anna Watkins has backed the Women’s Sports Trust to capitalise on the success of London 2012 and boost female sport in the UK. The … Continue reading

July 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Athletes, organizers, USA Cycling consider challenges, benefits for big-time women’s racing

Katherine Bertine of Velow News reports: When 13-year pro cycling veteran Nichole Wangsgard got a phone call to join the 2013 Tour of Utah’s planning committee, her answer was an … Continue reading

July 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

3 Reasons to Be Mad About the Way D.C. Treats Girl Athletes

Becky Wall of PolicyMic reports: D.C. has a reputation of being a city of people in transit and stodgy old white men in suits; a metro packed with a sea … Continue reading

July 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Venus Williams continues the fight for equality in tennis even as her game fades from Centre Court

Filip Bondy of the New York Daily News reports: WIMBLEDON — Venus Williams insists she is not bored, not frustrated and definitely not finished with tennis. “I watch the matches … Continue reading

July 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Nicola Adams: London 2012 changed views on women’s boxing

This article was sourced from Jessica Creighton of the BBC: Britain’s Olympic champion Nicola Adams says attitudes towards women’s boxing have changed since London 2012. She returns to action this … Continue reading

July 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Keeping the momentum going: What is the Women’s Sports Trust?

This article was sourced from the Metro. The Women’s Sport Trust is the brainchild of hapkido instructor Tammy Parlour, who wanted to maintain the boost that the Olympics and Paralympics gave … Continue reading

July 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Harriet Harman blasts “woeful” coverage of women’s sports and “ridiculous” men-only clubs

Jason Beattie of the Mirror reports: Although 36% of Team GB medals were won by women at the Olympics, women’s sport received just 0.5% of total sponsorship money. Women’s sport … Continue reading

July 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Qatari women’s sports-rights activist wins IOC trophy

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has honoured six women for their outstanding contributions to the development of women’s participation in sport and its administration. Qatari Ahlam Salem Mubarak Al Mana, … Continue reading

July 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Alyssa Milano bringing women’s apparel to NASCAR

Actress Alyssa Milano used to get disappointed when she ventured into various fan shops at sporting events. That was until she started her own clothing line about six years ago. … Continue reading

June 30, 2013 · 1 Comment

Women’s sports deserve greater media coverage

On June 20, a world record was broken in New Jersey. Abby Wambach, a forward on the U.S. Women’s National Team, scored four goals in a match against South Korea. … Continue reading

June 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Women’s soccer: can it be the UK’s 2nd biggest team sport?

The Daily Business Post reports: When defender Casey Stoney joined the Arsenal women’s soccer team from Chelsea in 2000, she had to take a part-time job to support herself. Working … Continue reading

June 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Former Topekan McCluggage a women’s pioneer for motorsports, sports writing

It’s been about 70 years since Denise McCluggage left Topeka to attend college in California. But McCluggage, a pioneer for women in both motorsports and sports writing, still remembers her local … Continue reading

June 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

England Women Soccer Stars Trade Laundry Jobs for TV Time

Danielle Rossingh of Bloomberg Markets Magazine reports: When defender Casey Stoney joined the Arsenal women’s soccer team from Chelsea in 2000, she had to take a part-time job to support herself. Working … Continue reading

June 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Sudan lawmaker calls for ban on women’s sports

The Sudanese lawmaker who once described uncircumcised women as “dirty” has submitted a motion to a parliamentary subcommittee that would ban women in sports, saying it violates sharia law, the Sudan … Continue reading

June 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

FFA sells out Matildas

Chris Dutton of the Canberra Times reports: Gender inequality, financial constraints or just laziness, it doesn’t matter which way you look at it, all the signs point to a huge … Continue reading

June 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Support for Women in Sports

Women athletes in Fiji and around the world are still trying to find their place in the typically masculine domain of sport. Without funding support, political will and solidarity from … Continue reading

June 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Conner has seen tremendous growth in the sport she loves

Becky Taylor of The Tifton Gazette reports: Julie Conner has only directly experienced girls basketball governed by the same rules as boys. In her eyes, though, the game has gone … Continue reading

June 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Half the Road: Showcasing the pitfalls of women’s professional cycling

Pro cyclist and author Kathryn Bertine is releasing a documentary that explores cycling’s gross inequalities. The biggest fans of women’s cycling are the women cyclists themselves. They are also their … Continue reading

June 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

A league of their own: Women’s Indoor Football League coming to the Capital City in 2014

There’s no doubt football is king in America. Whether it’s high school on Friday nights, college on Saturdays or NFL on Sunday, the entire Southeast practically shuts down three days … Continue reading

June 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Delanian has big dreams for women’s basketball

Jeremy Nitta, Sports Associate Editor of the Kaleo Voice reports: Laura Beeman, the head coach for the University of Hawai‘i women’s basketball team, has often stressed a need for growth … Continue reading

June 25, 2013 · Leave a comment