We’re working with Sport England on the This Girl Can campaign to inspire women to take part in exercise. Your Sport and Student Development Officer Alyx Murray-Jackman gives us a run down of her Top 10 most inspirational sports women:
Jessica Ennis-Hill won heptathlon gold at the 2012 Olypics, and became ‘the face of London 2012’. When a senior figure at UK Athletics described her as ‘fat’, there was national outrage. This prompted a focus on female body image, sexism, eating disorders and bullying in sport. Ennis-Hill is now a figurehead for a growing female movement in sport.
Not only did Adams make history as the first woman to win an Olympic boxing title, she also topped the 2012 Pink List of influential British LGBT figures.
Famous for her double gold winning performances at the Athens Olympics in 2004. Holmes has done a lot of work to raise awareness of the Female Athlete Triad, a body disorder affecting #female athletes. She is the president of Commonwealth Games England.
The England captain is the first woman ever to be appointed to the PFA Management Committee. She publicly came out in February and said she would boycott the World Cups in Russia and Qatar in protest of their anti-gay laws.