As we approach 2017 Sara and Kelly consider the value of new year’s resolutions and consult Danelle Kabush who has a PhD in social psychology and is a mental performance consultant with several Canadian national teams. Plus Kelly has the Gripe of the Week which involves a Fitbit reminding her of her weight, and Sara offers something to celebrate in women’s sports with the Hype of the Week. For more global women's sports coverage visit us at www.wispsports.com and join us on social media @WiSP Sports.
Abby Ehler from The Magenta Project talks to Team Magenta 32 Skipper Sally Barkow about the 2017 Extreme Sailing Series which starts in Perth, Australia in March. Sally skippered the new crew in 2016 and is bringing that experience to the next round having been awarded the second card for the series which runs through November in different venues. They also have all the latest news of women sailing in different classes around the world. For more global women's sports coverage visit www.wispsports.com and join in the conversation on social media by following us @WiSP Sports.
Sara Gross & Kelly O'Mara are back in the locker room with more frank and female banter about sport, women and their perspective on life in and around sport. The question they pose this week is—Why don't more people watch women's sport? Plus they have not just the Gripe of the Week but also the Hype of the Week so tune in and prepare to be at least informed and entertained. For more global women's sports coverage visit us at www.wispsports.com and join in the conversation on our social media channels @WiSP Sports.
Maria Samson is back with a round-up of women's international rugby. She reviews recent games of the nations that are campaigning towards the 2017 Rugby World Cup, offering her assessment of the matches that have taken place over the last month, including the formats they were playing. It's a fascinating insight from a former international who has played these nations and knows many of their tactics. For more global women's sports coverage visit www.wispsports.com and join in the conversation on social media @WiSP Sports.
In A History of Rugby, written by Penny Hopkins and narrated by Chris Stafford, we explore the origins of the game, why women were first playing in secret, Miss Emily Valentine's role in the game and chronicle the sport's development from World War II through to the establishment of Rugby Sevens, the introduction of international competitions and participating nations through to the advent of professional status for women and the prospects for the 2017 World Cup. For more global women's sports coverage visit www.wispsports.com and join us on social media @WiSP Sports.
Big Wave Surfer Paige Alms recently won the notorious JAWS event in Hawaii and is one of few who have successfully paddled into Peahi. At 28 years old, the Canadian has made Maui her home where she is guaranteed the big waves she needs to train. Paige is considered the world’s best female big wave surfer in a sport that carries high risk and demands boundless courage to ride a wave that can swallow you up and carry you under. There are relatively few women among the ranks of this male dominated sport but Paige has been riding the waves for 18 years. She made her competitive mark by winning the NSSA Open Women’s Explorer’s title in 2006. In 2015 she stole the surf world’s attention when she threaded through the barrel of a 20-foot-plus wave she paddled into at Jaws. Also in 2015, Alms was nominated for a ESPY Award for Best Female Action Sports Athlete and received the Women’s Best Overall Performance Award at the WSL Big Wave Awards. For more global women's sports coverage visit us at www.wispsports.com and if you like what we do share on social media by following us @WiSP Sports.