News - Women In Sport
May 2023

New Chair for Women in Sport

Women in Sport has appointed Julia Newton as its new Chair of its Board of Trustees. A highly experienced executive and non-executive leader, Julia is currently chair of GB Taekwondo, where she has been a champion of female athletes and she will continue her role there alongside...
May 2023

‘Petra will be with me every step of the way’: One woman’s marathon journey in memory of her friend

In October 2022, Petra Nerys Morgan died unexpectedly and suddenly at the age of 53. A ‘force of nature’ Petra was chief executive of the Street Lane GP Practice in Leeds and a passionate sportswoman. It was through sport that Rebecca Noble first met Petra after joining...
April 2023

Activity levels are bouncing back to pre-pandemic levels, but women are being left behind

Sport England published its latest Active Lives Adult survey report last week, which showed that overall, the number of people playing sport and being active has recovered, after participation fell due to Covid-19 restrictions. However, the data also shows that existing inequalities are widening. The 5% activity...