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Women in sport

Updated Wednesday, 24 June 2020
Ever thought about sports and wondered, but what about for a woman? These articles cover specific topics concerning women in sport, considering questions such as, what if Eliod Kipchoge was a woman? Are women leaders the key to growing women’s sport? What about motherhood, what are the challenges in returning to sport or starting up a new sport?

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Stories from grassroots cricket

The tide is turning for professional female cricket players, but can the same be said for those playing at the grassroots level? 


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Leaving no stone unturned in the pursuit of female athletic performance

In 2019, Brigid Kosgei broke the long-standing womens' 2019 marathon world record by running 26.2 miles in 2 hrs 14 min 4 sec.


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Are women leaders the key to growing women's sport?

If I can see it, I can be it. Are women leaders the key to growing sport for women?


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Managing motherhood and sports participation

Our passion to encourage and support more women to be active is one that is fuelled by not only our professional and research interests but also by our personal situations as sportspeople and full-time working mothers.


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Why is it so difficult for Muslim women to play sport?

Many Muslim women face challenges in adhering to religious practices as well as seeking opportunities to play sport and exercise.



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