Friday, August 12

Tag: rugby

Women’s Sport: Consumption, Identity & Success
Sports & Socs

Women’s Sport: Consumption, Identity & Success

For women's sport, this summer has been an incredible success that has enthralled the nation. The increased profile, awareness and success of women's sport has been unparalleled. From the pitch to the wicket, British women have seen a summer which has started to prompt questions surrounding the landscape of elite female sport. Reaching an all-time high of 7.21 million women playing regular sport in December 2016, more and more women are engaging in active pursuits. National campaigns such as This Girl Can have raised the profile of female engagement in sport, which begs the question - why is there not more interest in national women's sport? Many broadcasting companies have noted a public disinterest in the viewing of women's sport and therefore have little commercial interest in pur...
Sports & Socs

It’s a Woman’s Game

A couple of days ago I had a bit of a run in at the Co-op when I was picking up some Dairy Milk and a packet of Doritos. As I was walking out of the store, I heard a voice behind me making a comment I’ve become accustomed to: “You play rugby?” As a 5’4, pale girl with, lets face it, a pretty fantastic arse, I’m used to the incredulous tone this usually takes as well as the comment that usually follows an affirmative reply – “Lesbian!” So turning round to respond I cursed the fact that I’d chosen to wear my old rugby committee shirt, prepared myself for the awkward confrontation to come. However, on this occasion, the conversation took a different turn – the woman asking turned out to be interested in taking up the sport herself. She was looking for a team to join, so I gave her directions ...