Is 2022 the year of women’s sport?

January 2022

At Totally Runable we certainly think so!

With an action-packed elite sports calendar featuring the Winter Olympics and Paralympics, the EUFA Women’s Euro’s, the Women’s Rugby League and Women’s Rugby Union World Cups, the Women’s Cricket World Cup, the Commonwealth Games and the Women’s Ashes Tournament that’s a pretty comprehensive range of sports to interest most sports fans as well as an opportunity to capture the interest of new audiences.

The 2022 calendar also provides the opportunity for existing and emerging female sports stars to shine. We love role models at Totally Runable and one of our beliefs is ‘if you can’t see it, you can’t be it’. 2021 brought us success for familiar faces at the top of female sport such as Dame Laura Kenny, extending her Olympic medal haul to six and therefore becoming the most successful British female athlete in Olympic history; Dame Sarah Storey, adding more gold medals to her collection to become the most successful British Paralympian in history. Then we were treated to a flurry of new stars such as Emma Radacanu, the first female winner of the coveted BBC SPOTY award in fifteen years; Sky Brown, winner of the BBC Young SPOTY; and Rachael Blackmore, the first female jockey to win the Grand National in the 182-year history of the race.

Alongside these international tournaments and competitions progress continues domestically with various British women’s sports leagues gaining more coverage and investment such as the Vitality Netball Superleague, Women’s British Basketball League, Women’s National Cricket League, RFL Women’s Super League, Allianz Premier 15s Rugby union and the FA Women’s Super League. Whether the motivation is to get physically involved in women’s sport or to watch and support, there certainly seems lots on offer.

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2022 we’re ready for you!