women in sport

Women athletes and career breaks

As we continue to see the numbers of females participating in sport increase, our hope is to produce more elite athletes in a variety of sports who will go out and compete on the world sporting stage where hopefully the will have success and bring back medals and of course that elusive feel good [...]

Games legacy for women in sport?

Depending on where you get your news from we have been led to believe this week that our hopes for a legacy following Glasgow 2014 have not been achieved. In fact the research seemed to suggest that to date there has been no visible increase in sport participation following the success of Glasgow [...]

Lee Craigie, Mountain Biker

Lee is a mountain biker. She represented Scotland at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, was the British National Mountain Bike Champion in 2013 and a member of Team GB in 2011 and 2012. Lee established and coordinates Cycletherapy, a project that works with young people who are struggling to stay in [...]

Lee MacLean, Sports Development

I was a gangly kid. Tall and rangy, I kind of stood out in a crowd. I’m not talking obscenely tall, but coming from a neighbourhood scheme in East Kilbride I was known to my peers as ‘Big Lee’. As the tallest P6, even out reaching the boys, I was quickly snapped up by the teacher tarred with [...]

Women Active at Work Challenge

The Women Active at Work Challenge (#WAW) by Scottish Women in Sport launched in July, coinciding with ‘One Year On’ since Glasgow 2014. The campaign aims to build on the Games legacy and support all women out there who want to get active and try sport, but just need a little extra [...]