This issue of Further celebrates sportswomen breaking through, featuring interviews with Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, Welsh international rugby player Abbie Fleming, and more
April is a time of new beginnings and women’s sport is truly blossoming. As we enter a month which sees the kick-off of the TikTok Women’s Six Nations, a week of sport at the Invictus Games and the end of the Women’s Cricket World Cup, we look at how women continue to push the unjust boundaries which sadly still remain in sport.
Growing beyond all expectations, sportswomen have broken through the ranks and led the way for future generations. In this issue, we talk to Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson and Professor Laura McAllister about the opportunities and challenges of sports governance. And from leading institutions to leading on the court, we also explore the pressures of captaincy with India’s women’s basketball forward Shireen Limaye.
Breaking through the barriers of pay and professionalism, Welsh international rugby player Abbie Fleming talks club contracts and her career. Meanwhile, we explore the progressive story of Formula E’s only woman team boss Susie Wolff in this issue’s Podium.
Looking forward to this summer’s Commonwealth Games? Test your knowledge of the tournament with The Challenge. And if you’re looking for history, learn about how women dared to touch down into American football success with our timeline.
Off the pitch, we talk football finance and explore the world of pitchside careers with self-taught sports photographer Debbie Gould.
There’s a lot to enjoy this month, both in play and in print. So take a moment, have a read, and be inspired.