Contributors

Editorial team

Sue Mott, Editor
Martin Smith, News/Features Editor
Tammy Parlour, Producer

Behind the scenes

Jo Bostock, Women’s Sport Trust Co-founder and Joint CEO
Tammy Parlour, Women’s Sport Trust Co-founder and Joint CEO

Contributors

Shireen Ahmed is a sports activist and freelance writer who focuses on issues of race and gender in  sport and society. She is an athlete, advocate, community organiser, and works with Youth of Colour on empowerment projects and is an avid sports coach and mentor. She is a regular contributor to Muslimah Media Watch, a global sports correspondent for Safe World for Women and works on the Muslim Women in Sport website. Shireen writes a blog ‘Tales from a Hijab Footballer’, and is currently working on her first book. She lives in Toronto, Canada, with her family. Shireen’s latest articles.

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Rachel Atherton is Britain’s most successful mountain biker. She is a two-time world downhill champion, twice European champion and winner of the British national championship eight times. Her dominance of the mountain bike scene won her, in 2013, the inaugural BT Sport Action Women of the Year award. Rachel has been racing BMX bikes since she was eight, and mountain bikes since the age of 11. When not riding her GT Fury or her motorbike, she loves yoga, rock-climbing and relaxing with her dog Angus.

Clare Balding. Clare’s latest articles

Sarah Barrow is a British diver. Sarah’s latest articles

Colin Banks is SSE’s head of sponsorship. Colin’s latest articles

Guin Batten. Guin’s latest articles.

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Tammy Beaumont. Tammy’s latest articles.

Cath Bishop is chair of the Cambridge University Women’s Boat Club. She was a Cambridge Blue in 1991 and 1993, losing the first and victorious in the second. With Kath Grainger she was world champion in the coxless pairs in 2003, and won a silver medallist in the same pairing at the 2004 Olympic Games. She was a commentator during the BBC’s coverage of the 2016 Boat Race. Cath’s latest articles.

Kat Burbeck. Kat’s latest articles.

Liz Byrnes. After an early career in PR and marketing, Liz changed her focus to what she had always really wanted and re-trained as a journalist in Sheffield. She spent 12 years at PA where she covered football, athletics and swimming before going freelance in January 2014. She now works for a number of organisations including The Guardian, BBC, Sheffield Star, Wardles, SwimVortex, AFP and Arena. Liz’s latest articles

Reshmin ChowdhuryReshmin Chowdhury is a presenter and reporter at BBC Sports News and BT Sport. She will be reporting on the UEFA Champions League for BT this season and the Rio Paralympics in 2016 for BBC 5Live Sport, alongside her regular duties. She lives in London with her husband and two children and was recently named an ambassador for HRH Prince of Wales’s charity, the British Asian Trust. Reshmin’s latest articles

SophieSophie Christiansen OBE was our most successful Paralympic dressage rider at the 2012 London Olympic Games where she won three gold medals. These added to her haul of two golds, a silver and a bronze at the 2004 and 2008 Games. In addition, Sophie has won five World and eight European titles for Para dressage. Born with quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy, Sophie has been riding since the age of six, and was the youngest rider to compete at a Paralympic Games in 2004, aged 16. Sophie graduated with a First Class Masters Degree in Mathematics from Royal Holloway, University of London, in 2011 and works as a statistical analyst for Goldman Sachs. She was awarded the MBE in 2008 and the OBE in 2013 for services to equestrianism.

Tracey Crouch is MP for Chatham and Aylesford. She was appointed Minister for Sport in May 2015. The Minister for Sport’s latest articles

Sue Day is former England and Wasps rugby captain and begrudging owner of two World Cup silver medals. In rugby retirement she is now a Partner at KPMG Advisory as well as being President of Wasps FC, an occasional rugby commentator and a very proud and active trustee of the Women’s Sport Trust. Sue has not long returned from Belfast where she was commentating on the World Cup for World Rugby.Sue’s latest articles

Lisa Dobriskey, Professional 1500m runner. Lisa’s latest articles

Eilidh Doyle (formerly Eilidh Child) is a 400 metres hurdler who has represented GB for the past seven years. She is reigning European champion, as well as having won two Commonwealth silver medals and two World Championship bronze medals. She was a member of Team GB at London 2012 and is currently training for Rio 2016. Eilidh is originally from Perth but is now based in Bath with her husband, Brian, and her dog, Ben. Eilidh’s latest articles.

susan ESusan Egelstaff is an Olympic badminton player who competed at London 2012, as well as representing Scotland at three Commonwealth Games, winning two bronze medals. She retired in the aftermath of the London Games after a 12-year international career. Having written the occasional article for newspapers while still competing, she decided to try and make sports journalism a job. Susan is now a columnist and sports writer with The Herald, The Sunday Herald and The National and is a regular contributor on BBC Radio Scotland. Susan is also heavily involved with the Winning Scotland Foundation, a charity which helps children achieve their goals. Susan’s latest articles.

06.03.12 Athlete Mentors attend a School Games training day at LoughboroughGail Emms MBE is one of Britain’s most successful badminton players, best remembered for her silver medal in the mixed doubles at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. With partner Nathan Robertson, she won gold at the World Championships in 2006, the Commonwealth Games in the same year, and the European Championships in 2004. Gail was six times national mixed doubles champion and national ladies doubles champion five times. Since retiring after the Beijing Olympic Games, Gail has been a versatile sports presenter on a variety of television and radio programmes. She was awarded the MBE for services to badminton in 2009. She is the mother of two boys. Gail’s latest articles

Guy Frobisher is Head of Marketing for Continental Tyres (UK, Ireland and the Nordics). A keen sportsman, Guy would classify himself as a lover of watching sport rather than playing. A supporter of both rugby union (London Irish) and football (Tottenham), Guy has worked for Continental, a global automotive company and manufacturer of premium quality tyres, for nearly 30 years. The majority of this time has been within marketing. Having recently taken on responsibility for the Nordic region his knowledge of ice hockey and alpine skiing is improving daily, as well has his ability to politely smile whenever Thomas Brolin is mentioned in Sweden. Guy’s latest articles

Joe Gleave is a History graduate, having studied at the University of Leeds and the Sorbonne in Paris. He also studied for an MA in Newspaper Journalism at City University, London. He specialises in writing about football, ice hockey and cricket among many other sports. He is currently covering Italian football for a website called Forza Italian Football. Joe will be reporting on Arsenal Ladies this season. Joe’s latest articles

Lydia Greenway is a former England cricketer who played more than 200 games for her country over 13 years. During that period, she lifted two World Cups as well as winning The Ashes on four occasions. One of the more inventive players in the side – known for her incredible reverse sweep – she scored in excess of 4,000 international runs as well as pulling off numerous spectacular catches in the outfield. She can now be found commentating as part of the BBC’s Test Match Special team as well as running her own coaching academy. Lydia’s latest articles

Tanni Grey-Thompson, Tanni’s latest articles.

Claire Harvey, Paralympian. Claire’s latest articles

Megan Joyce 2Megan Joyce is an English Literature graduate from Queen’s University, Belfast, with an MA in Sports Journalism from St. Mary’s University, Twickenham. She covered all sports for a variety of media organisations while in Belfast, and currently blogs for BT Sport Rugby and writes for The Rugby Football League. Megan is reporting on Chelsea Ladies football team this season. Megan’s latest articles.

ElK headshotEleanore Kelly is a multi-media journalist who competed in three-day eventing at elite level. She runs an equestrian business in Hampshire and still has a burning ambition to compete around Badminton. At present her role as an assistant producer for the BBC has to suffice. Eleanore’s latest articles.

Anna Kessel is a sports journalist for the Guardian and Observer Anna’s latest articles.

Jeanette KwakyeJeanette Kwakye is a former international athlete who holds the British Indoor 60m record, and in 2008 became the first Briton to reach a women’s 100m Olympic final since 1984. Since retiring from athletics in 2013, Jeanette, a qualified journalist, has worked for the BBC and Sky Sports as a sports reporter as well as writing on women’s sporting issues for the Guardian. Jeanette’s latest articles

Jade Lally is not only Britain’s top-ranking discus thrower, with a Commonwealth Games bronze medal to her name, she is also a personal trainer and sports massage therapist. Jade’s latest articles.

Sarah Leach. Freelance Sports Broadcast Journalist/Producer based in London, Sarah is former Netball athlete at national level both in Australia and here in the UK (Super League). Lover of all sports and giving high-fives to the ladies dominating on the big stage in sport. Instagram @sarahleach_1 Twitter @sarleach Sarah’s latest articles.

Gabby LoganGabby’s latest articles.

Amy Lofthouse

Amy Lofthouse is a freelance cricket journalist for the Guardian and the BBC. She has covered England’s women at home and away for three years, as well as reporting on men’s county cricket. She was a finalist in the 2012 David Welch Student Sportswriter competition. Amy’s latest articles.

Hannah Macleod 3Hannah MacLeod is a 2012 Olympic Bronze medalist and has amassed over 120 international caps, winning a medal at every major competition, since making her debut in 2004. Prior to becoming full-time in 2009, Hannah completed a PhD in Exercise Physiology and continues to work part-time as a performance nutritionist. She is the co-founder of A Word On Nutrition, a nutrition consultancy business. Hannah’s latest articles.

Paul McNamara is a sports writer with the Daily Echo in Bournemouth, and has worked previously for Mail Online and at News Associates in Wimbledon. Paul’s latest articles.

Tom MorganTom Morgan is a freelance journalist, covering rowing and a number of other sports for the Times, The Daily Telegraph and the Huffington Post. He is the publisher of RowGlobal and balances his work commitments alongside an undergraduate English degree course at the University of Southampton. Tom’s latest articles

sue mottSue Mott is an award-winning sport journalist who has worked on radio, TV and the written press. Sue’s latest articles

Will Moulton is a ‘Gold Standard’ NCTJ-qualified sports journalist and a First Class graduate from Durham University who aspires to one day commentate on international cricket and an Olympic Games. He is hugely passionate about a number of sports – including cricket, hockey, football and rugby – and also has two national cheerleading titles to his name. Will’s latest articles

Judy Murray Judy’s latest articles

Eleanor Oldroyd is one of the most experienced and respected broadcasters in the business. Eleanor’s latest articles.

Screen Shot 2015-11-04 at 19.32.52Sarah Outen completed a six-year adventure to traverse the globe by bike, rowing boat and kayak. . Sarah’s latest articles

Isobel Pooley is a British track and field athlete who specialises in the high jump. Isobel’s latest articles.

Tammy Parlour is co-founder and joint CEO of The Women’s Sport Trust. She is a Hapkido Master and runs her own martial arts school in London. Tammy’s latest articles.

Paul Philpott is President and CEO of Kia Motors (UK), sponsors of England Women’s Cricket. Paul’s latest articles

Helen Richardson-Walsh MBE. Helen’s latest articles.

Ros SatarRos Satar qualified as a journalist at News Associates, and has been working as a freelance tennis and sports writer since 2013. She co-founded Britwatch Sports with a fellow graduate, looking to give new journalists a platform, when not following the tennis tours around the world, she follows Athletics, Rugby & Formula 1, and her golf handicap is currently her bag of clubs.  Ros’s latest articles.

IMG_6505Goldie Sayers, is a three-time Olympian, World and European Championship finalist and UK Javelin Champion for the past ten years. Goldie’s latest articles

Janine Self, Janine Self is an independent sports journalist and vice-chair of the Sports Journalists’ Association. She has worked at four Olympic Games,  one Paralympic Games, two Commonwealth Games, the inaugural 2015  European Games in Baku, the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing,
Wimbledon, and men’s football and rugby World Cups. Janine reports  regularly on men’s football for national newspapers Sunday Mirror and  Daily Mail. She also sits on the women’s commission of the international  sports journalists’ association, AIPS. Twitter: @janineself  Janine’s latest articles

Olivia Shears. Olivia’s latest articles.

Sarah ShepherdSarah Shephard is features editor at Sport magazine, where she has worked since October 2006, joining the staff initially as a writer. In December 2012 she was named Writer of the Year at the UTV Media Awards. The following year she ghosted the autobiography of British gymnast, Louis Smith. Her second book, Kicking Off: How Women in Sport are Changing the Game, was published by Bloomsbury on March 10 2016. Sarah’s latest articles

beth shineBeth Shine studied a Masters in Sport Journalism at St. Mary’s University and now works as communications assistant for the Tennis Foundation. A freelance sports journalist, and keen netball player and fan, Beth follows most sports keenly with a particular interest in tennis, rugby and equestrianism. Beth’s latest articles.

Anya Shrubsole, English international cricketer. Anya’s latest articles

Laura Siddall. Laura’s latest articles.

Alex Smith. Alex’s latest articles

Katie Smith. Katie’s latest articles.

Catherine Spencer. Catherine’s latest articles.

Casey Stoney - Eng WC shoot via The FACasey Stoney has been capped more than 100 times for the England women’s football team in a 15-year international career. She currently plays for Arsenal Ladies, having joined Chelsea at the age of 12. She has appeared in three successive World Cups and captained the Great Britain women’s team at the London Olympics in 2012. Her partner, Meg Harris, gave birth to twins, Teddy and Tilly, in November 2014. Stoney was named on the Independent’s 2015 list of the Most Influential Women in British Sport. Casey’s latest articles

Ted Thompson. Ted’s latest articles.

Sandi ToksvigSandi Toksvig OBE co-founded Women’s Equality Party with Catherine Mayer in 2015. She has been hosting British television and radio programmes for the last 35 years.  She conceived the Playhouse Presents series on Sky Arts, is the current host of Channel 4’s 15-1 and is well known on Radio 4 particularly as former host of the News Quiz.  Sandi has written over twenty books including fact and fiction for both children and adults.  Her latest stage play, Bully Boy, was the opening production of London’s newest theatre, the St James.  She is the Chancellor of Portsmouth University and President of the Women of the Year. Sandi’s latest articles.

Jessica Whittington is Web Editor at Athletics Weekly. Athletics Weekly is the UK’s No.1 magazine and website for track and field, road racing and cross-country, avidly followed by runners, athletes and fans alike. It recently celebrated its 70th birthday and will continue to provide fans with all the latest from the world of the sport in the run-up to Rio 2016 and beyond. Jessica’s latest articles.

Katie Whyatt. Katie’s latest articles

Emma Wiggs is a British paracanoeist and former sitting volleyball player, who competes in the KL2 classification of paracanoe. She won gold at the 2016 Summer Paralympics in the KL2 category, and is also a five-time world champion. As a volleyball player she was part of the Great Britain team that competed at the 2012 Summer Paralympics. Emma’s latest articles.

Laura WinterLaura Winter is a sports journalist, presenter and event host. She worked in sports communications for the International Rowing Federation for two years, before working and training as a journalist in Gloucestershire, covering a variety of sports including rugby, boxing, football, and triathlon. She then turned freelance at the end of 2014 and is part of the team who founded Voxwomen, a women’s cycling show that seeks to give the female elite peloton the coverage they deserve. Laura’s latest articles.