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Tag: Women’s Cricket

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...
Win for Women’s Cricket
Sports & Socs

Win for Women’s Cricket

A charity tournament was held on February 7th for Women’s Cricket as a part of the RH Women’s Inspire campaign. Conducted indoors at the Sports Hall, Royal Holloway’s team played against Portsmouth University and a team from King’s College and won the tournament. Women’s cricket was one of the first teams on campus at Royal Holloway so tournament has particular historical significance. A tribute to this is the re-enactment photo in which current members are seen posing next to their predecessors. I spoke to Bethan Sproat, the Women’s Representative for Cricket. Could you tell our readers about the tournament? It was a charity tournament. Our chosen charity was The Primary Club who raise money to enable sports and recreational facilities for the blind and visually impaired. They are ...
Sports & Socs

Four to Celebrate!

Riding: What a fantastic year it’s been, with both the A and B team enjoying great success this season. Both teams won their home competitions with the A-Team collecting one red team rosette, two yellow team rosettes and numerous individual rosettes from their away competitions. The B-Team also had great success away bringing home team rosettes in every colour and plenty of individual ones too. This included a first place rosette for Team Captain Rachel Walsh in the first competition of the season! This success resulted in Rachel, along with A-Team rider and Social Secretary Melissa Chalk, being awarded half colours. Their excellent and consistent form led the A-Team to become the first known riding team in Royal Holloway history to compete in the Regional Qualifiers. Despite competing ...