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In the news pages, we aim to keep you informed of the latest news and developments in the world of women's sport.

  • 31st October 2005
    British softball campaigns for a return to the Olympics in 2012
    The British softball community has joined the worldwide campaign to have softball reinstated as an Olympic sport for the 2012 Games in London, a cause given new hope by IOC President Jacques Rogge's public announcement that the IOC may re-evaluate its original decision to remove softball.
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  • Maria to receive Guinness World Record Award
    Maria Costello, the fastest woman motorcycle racer in the UK, will be presented with her official Guinness World Record Certificate on Saturday 19 March.
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  • Resources for Sport
    33rd CCPR National Conference
    4-5 May 2005
    Hilton London Metropole

    Application forms for the conference and workshops can be emailed, faxed or posted to you. Please contact: Jackie Evans or telephone: .

    The CCPR has issued a 'Challenge to the Next Government' calling for greater investment in sport and recreation. For more information visit
  • SPA Campaign research findings - Young mothers in Tower Hamlets
    24th February 2005

    New research commissioned by WSF has highlighted the myriad of barriers facing socially excluded young mothers with respect to their participation in physical activity.

    As part of the SPA campaign to facilitate and promote women's involvement in sport and physical activity, WSF commissioned Opinion Leader Research to carry out a study into socially excluded young mothers to enhance the understanding of the barriers that these women face and possible solutions.

    To read the full report click here or summary report click here.

    WSF will use these findings, in conjunction with research being carried out in into older women, to take forward the SPA campaign and influence policy.

  • Greater London Women's Football Conference
    7th February 2005

    The first ever Greater London Women's Football Conference took place on Monday 7th February at Arsenal Football Club.

    The conference enabled over two hundred delegates to hear keynote speeches, attend two workshops and provided an opportunity for consultation on the Greater London Women's Football Strategy that has been produced by the Girls & Women's Football sub-group of the Greater London Football Partnership.

    Full report

  • Girls in Sport conference
    19th January 2005

    A conference organised by the Youth Sport Trust in partnership with Nike and the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) at Loughborough University on 19 January 2005 will unveil the impact of a four-year programme in secondary schools to improve girls' participation in physical education (PE) and sport. The Girls in Sport programme has helped secondary schools to develop girl-friendly forms of PE and sport for 1,350,000 young women.

    Press release

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