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Historical Perspectives on Female Contributions to Sports Leadership

This video is from a public lecture given at MMU Cheshire Campus for Internation Women’s Day 2018 Presented by: Dave Day, Lisa Taylor and Samantha-Jayne Oldfield Current debates in the media about the lack of women in leadership positions within sport often assume that women have been entirely absent from coaching or administrative positions. It is certainly true that women have been, and continue to be, marginalized in this respect but several remarkable individuals over the years have played a significant role in their sport and paved the way for later generations of women by demonstrating what could be achieved. Their...

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The Origins and Formation of England Netball

Presented by Dr Samantha-Jayne Oldfield, Manchester Metropolitan University at @SpLeisH Colloquium 2017 Netball is arguably one of England’s most successful female team sports, being a core component of the National Curriculum, one of the largest participation sports according to the Active People’s Survey, and recognised on the international stage through the Commonwealth Games and World Cup competitions, with the England national team currently ranked third in the world standings. In 2016, the highly successful Vitality Netball Super League renewed its broadcasting relationship with Sky Sports, becoming a showpiece for the newly formed Sky Sport Mix channel, and Loughborough Lightning provided...

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