Scottish Women and Girls in Sport Week 2022

3-9 October 2022 marks the sixth annual Scottish Women and Girls in Sport Week. Women in sport is an issue close to the hearts of so many, with every single female athlete having faced some form of adversity throughout their time in sport. Created by Scottish Women in Sport (SW/S) and Active Scotland, the purpose of this week is to: educate the Scottish public and media on the importance of sport in driving gender equality while improving the health and wellbeing of women and girls; increase fem

Review: George Ezra @ OVO Hydro

Brit award winner and multi-platinum selling artist George Ezra brought the feeling of summer back to Glasgow in the second half of his 2022 tour, promoting his recently released studio album Gold Rush Kid as he played the OVO Hydro on Monday 26 September. With Cape Town trio Beatenberg in support, Ezra’s perfect blend of the slow-paced and the upbeat, combined with beautiful storytelling of his travels and an array of colourful moving images, provided the arena gig not only with a sense of inti

University of Glasgow students past and present add to Team Scotland success in Birmingham

Storming to victory in the 1500 metres at the Commonwealth Games to collect her second medal in 24 hours, University of Glasgow alumna Laura Muir, destroyed the field at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham to win on the final day of the athletics. Muir removed eight years of disappointment and heartache with one overwhelming and prolonged kick to clench her first Commonwealth title. The look on the 29-year-old’s face as she crossed the line ahead of her competitors made it clear that the wait, h

University of Glasgow shortlisted for five awards at THE Awards 2022

The University of Glasgow has been shortlisted for five awards at the Times Higher Education (THE) Awards 2022, the joint highest number of nominations along with the University of Central Lancashire. The THE Awards are self-described as the Oscars of higher education. More than 70 institutions and teams from across the UK and Ireland are shortlisted for 20 different categories, covering both university academic and professional services. The University of Glasgow’s first nomination is for Kno

GUFC advance to first round of Scottish Cup

Two goals in the first 20 minutes of the match were enough for Glasgow University to secure victory against Golspie Sutherland in the qualifiers for the Scottish Cup at home on Saturday 27 August. Wanting to take control of the match from the beginning, the university side were hungry for a win after a four-match losing streak and continuous bouts of injury already this season. Antonio Sisi’s seventh-minute strike after being tackled in the early minutes of the match was the first indication

Record Smashing QA 5k

Friday 5 August saw over 100 runners tackle PH Racing Club’s highly competitive QA 5k event. Time graded into five separate races, it was a fight to the finish for the packs of runners, who sped around seven and half clockwise laps of Queen Anne High School in Dunfermline. Despite a strong wind along the finishing straight, the flat lapped course lined with cheering family, friends and fellow competitors, lived up to its fast reputation from one year ago, proving to be a course of speed as new

Insight, inspiration and positivity: WIJ Scotland celebrates the Big Five at V&A Dundee —

“Don’t give up on your ambition. Have each other’s professional backs. You don’t always have to agree with each other. Create your own gangs of advisors. As women, remove the shame of failing.” The reason why Women in Journalism (WIJ) Scotland was established five years ago was perfectly summed up by Ayesha Hazarika, political commentator, broadcaster and comedian, in her after-dinner speech at The Big Five celebration event. I first discovered WIJ Scotland in December 2021 when I applied to t

Is the future of sport sponsorship female?

Up until now, women’s sport has suffered in terms of sponsorship, media and marketing, with male athletes and men’s sport dominating the industry, leaving female teams and athletes as an afterthought. According to Women in Sport, a charity determined to break down stubborn gender inequalities within the sports sector and empower more women and girls to be active, between 2011 and 2013, women’s sport sponsorship accounted for just 0.4% of all sports sponsorships, with media coverage showing a si

Teamwork makes the dream work for UGRacing

For many sports across the university, the season has drawn to a close: boots have been hung up, shirts washed and folded away and the celebrations have well and truly begun. However, for UGRacing, the University of Glasgow’s Formula Student (a UK student engineering competition that involves producing a small-style formula-style racing car) team, engines are still very much heating up as they prepare to present this year’s showpiece. This summer will mark the end of creating combustion engine

We Know Our Place: A campaign to celebrate to women's sport

BBC Sport has launched a women’s sport campaign to showcase the extraordinary female talent that will be on display at major sporting events this summer. We Know Our Place aims to celebrate how far women’s sport has come since the 2019 Change the Game campaign, which broke down sporting stereotypes and challenged out-dated perceptions. That summer, more than 45 million people engaged in women’s sport content across the BBC platforms, with 28 million watching the FIFA Women’s World Cup. Change t

Real Madrid win Champions League as chaotic scenes break out in Paris

Late arrivals and fraudulent tickets have been blamed for chaotic scenes outside the Stade de France before Saturday’s Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid. Liverpool’s attempt to win the Champions League trophy for the seventh time ended in disappointment on Saturday evening as Vinicius Junior scored in the 59th minute to give Real Madrid the victory for the fourteenth time. Despite Real’s 1-0 victory writing coach Carlo Ancelotti’s name into the history books with his rec

Chelsea's future secured as £4.25bn sale completed

A new ownership has been agreed for Chelsea FC as the £4.25bn sale to a consortium led by American investor Todd Boehly and private equity firm Clearlake Capital has been completed, securing the future of the club. The club was put up for sale in March, following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, before previous owner Roman Abramovich was sanctioned by the UK government over his links to Russian president Vladimir Putin. Chelsea had been operating under a special government licence in order to

Sexism in Scottish sports journalism reaches boiling point

Woman in Journalism Scotland has launched a campaign advocating for greater diversity among sports reporters, saying that sports journalism “appears to be among the last bastions of misogyny” within the industry. It comes after several prominent journalists walked out of the Scottish Football Writers’ Association (SFWA)’s annual awards dinner in Glasgow on Sunday evening. Eilidh Barbour, a sports broadcaster with Sky Sports, Amazon Prime and the BBC, and Gabriella Bennett, co-chair of Women in

Liverpool's touching tribute to Cristiano Ronaldo's baby boy

Manchester United and Liverpool supporters united in a fan-led heartfelt tribute in support of Cristiano Ronaldo and his family following the death of his baby boy. Liverpool fans gathered together during the seventh minute of the match against Manchester United at Anfield on Tuesday. The number seven was significant as it is Ronaldo’s shirt number at Manchester United. During the seventh minute crowds both sides united to sing the Liverpool FC anthem “You’ll Never Walk Alone” and applaud in me

Tokenism, male domination and pay disparity: The fight against sexism in Scottish sports journalism

Sports journalism, similar to sport itself, has long been a male-dominated industry, targeting the heterosexual male gaze and filled with overbearing masculine opinions. Saying that sports journalism “appears to be among the last bastions of misogyny” within the industry, Women in Journalism Scotland (WiJS), an organisation representing women working in media across Scotland, have recently launched a campaign advocating for greater diversity among sports reporters. It comes after several promin

Victoria announced as the host of 2026 Commonwealth Games

The Australian state of Victoria has officially been awarded the 2026 Commonwealth Games. It will mark the sixth time that the Games have been hosted by Australia after a successful Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast four years ago. However, it is the first time that a state or region has been awarded the multi-sport event. A total of five cities and regions are set to play a role in hosting the 2026 Commonwealth Games, including Melbourne, which hosted the event in 2006. Staged in March of

'The Best Heavyweight There's Ever Been': Tyson Fury Vows To Retire From Professional Boxing

Tyson Fury vows to retire from professional boxing after a victory against compatriot Dillian Whyte, retaining his WBC heavyweight world title. In front of a record-breaking crowd of 94,000 fans in Wembley Stadium on Saturday night, the British fighter knocked out his opponent in the sixth round with a brutal uppercut, before reiterating a promise he made to his wife: to step away from the sport. In his post-fight interview, the boxing superstar called himself “the best heavyweight there’s ever

‘More than empowerment’: A football match of a lifetime for Barcelona

On Wednesday evening, Barcelona made history by producing an outstanding performance to beat rivals Real Madrid 5-2 and reach the Champions League semi-finals in front of a record-breaking crowd of 91,553 fans at the Nou Camp. With all the attention on women’s football, the crowd smashed the previous highest turnout for a women's club game, which came in 2019 when 60,739 people witnessed Barcelona win 2-0 away to Atletico Madrid at Wanda Metropolitan. In Europe’s largest stadium, there were sti

Is Wordle a form of Wellness?

Wordle is the latest online craze at the moment, having just been bought over by The New York Times after exploding in popularity at the beginning of the year. However, according to a study by neurologist Douglas Scharre, MD, director of the Division of Cognitive and Memory Disorders at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Centre, the word game is more than just green and yellow boxes, five letter words, and some healthy competition amongst friendship groups. Problem-solving puzzles have al

Glasgow University Cheerleading Showcase 2022

Classified as a “contact sport” by the Scottish Government, cheerleading has suffered through the toughest of sporting Covid-19 restrictions over the last two years. Finally, there is a light at the end of the tunnel for Glasgow University Cheerleading (GUC) as they are set to host their annual showcase on 10 April 2022 from 12 noon until 1.30 pm at Scotstoun Sport Complex. This will be the club’s biggest fundraiser of the year and an opportunity for all of the teams to perform to friends and fa
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