Conversations from the world of women’s sports

WiSP Episode 24

This week’s show features sailing with Sara Hastreiter from Team SCAHarriet Eastham with our World Cup Soccer report, Jo Pickard with Aussie sailor Stacey Jackson in our Food for Sport segment, and Amanda Stanec has advice on Coaching Adolescent Girls. Beth Davis joins the team this week as our Aussie co-host with news of hockey, surfing, netball, cricket, basketball, and media coverage of women’s sports.  Visit us online at, email us at and follow us on Twitter @WiSPodcast and @bethdavis10. 


Canadian wrestler Erica Wiebe from Stittsville Ontario, now living in Calgary, Alberta, competes in the 75kg weight class. She in is the 2014 Commonwealth Games and International University Sports Federation Champion. She has also been Canadian National Champion six times and the Canadian Inter-University Champion three times. Last year she won gold medals in the US, Germany and Sweden and finished fourth in a World Cup team event. Erica is campaigning for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, which involves a busy schedule of training camps and international competitions this year. She is currently ranked third in the world and number two in Canada.  Follow Erica on Twitter @ericawiebe and visit her website here   Follow us @WiSPodcast and visit us online at


WiSP Episode 23

Jo Gunston @jogunston from is back with news and interviews including US 200m Olympic Champion Allyson Felix @allysonfelix.  Harriet Eastham @harrieteastham has our World Cup Soccer report, Jo Pickard @jopickard talks sport's nutrition with Alex Wardell, and Amanda Stanec PhD @movelivelearn offers advice on coaching adolescent girls. Visit us at, post your comments on our Facebook page at Women in Sport Podcast and follow on Twitter @WiSPodcast.


Aussie Stingers goalkeeper Lea Yanitsas, 26, and Chloe Barr, 20, have just returned from the FINA World League Super Finals in Shanghai, China with a silver medal following a 7-8 defeat by the USA. Their focus now is on the FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia this summer and their Olympic campaign to make the squad for the 2016 Rio Games.  Find out more about the Aussie Stingers team here and Water Polo here.  Follow them on Twitter @AussieStingers. Visit us online at and follow us on Twitter @WiSPodcast and on Facebook here.


WiSP Episode 22

Chandra Crawford co-hosts this week from the Conversation 2015 Women and Sport Conference in Quebec where she spoke to double Olympian Marion Lay, and Nora Sheffe @nora_sheffe. Karin Lofstrom, Executive Director, explains the work of our newest partner, the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women in Sport (CAAWS), and our cub soccer reporter Harriet Eastham @harrieteastham  has the first of weekly reports from the Women's World Cup Soccer in Canada. Visit us online at and follow us on Twitter @WiSPodcast.


American Marti Malloy started her Judo career at age 6 and realized her Olympic dream by winning a bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympic Games. Over the course of some 23  years she has collected an armful of medals - in her first senior international she won gold at the the 2002 Rendez-Vous Canada. Other highlights include two gold and three silver medals at the Pan American Judo Championships and a silver at the 2013 World Championships in Tokyo. Her focus now is on winning gold at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.  Follow Marti on Twitter @martidamus and visit us online at www.wisp.mediafollow us @WiSPodcast.


WiSP Episode 21

Jess Kelley co-hosts this week and she is joined by some of her former US downhill ski-racing team-mates Libby Ludlow and Jilyne Higgins who have launched ZGirls - an initiative to teach girls skills through sports, and Keely Kelleher who runs Keely’s Camp which also teaches girls through physical activities in the mountains. Clare Connor, Director of England Women's Cricket offers the first in her regular updates on women's cricket.  Follow us on Twitter @GoZGirls, @keelykelleher @cadia34 and @WiSPodcast. Visit us online at Find out more about Shotgun & Chelsea Bun Club here and the Girls Sports Works Campaign here.


Focus on Bike Polo

We take a closer look at Bike Polo in A Sport in Focus this week with two women from California; Jennifer Kutzleb and Sam Bell who explain the sport, where and how to play, and upcoming events.  Post your comments on our Facebook Page here, follow us on Twitter @WiSPodcast and visit our website at

For more information on Bike Polo, visit these websites:

League of Bike Polo: - good place to find out if there is a polo club in your area, tournaments, and latest polo gossip. 

Ladies Army: 

Ladies Army Live Stream, June 5-7th:

North American Hardcourt Bike Polo  - North American organizing body.