Media centre - Press releases and statements from WSFF
Latest: 12/06/2014 - Women's Sport and Fitness Foundation comments on latest Sport England APS Figures


The Women’s Sport and Fitness Foundation is pleased to see Sport England figures published today showing an increase in the number of women aged 16+ playing sport across the country.



26/06/14 - WSFF Statement on Departure of Helena Costa
I was tremendously disappointed to hear the news of Helena Costa's departure from her role as Manager of Clermont Foot 63 this week...


14/06/14 - Sportswomen in Queen's Birthday Honours list
Responding to the news of the Queen's Birthday Honours list announced today, the Women's Sport and Fitness Foundation Chief Executive Ruth Holdaway said:


08/06/14 - WSFF welcomes appointment of Amelie Mauresmo as Andy Murray's new coach
It is fantastic to see the news that Andy Murray has appointed Amelie Mauresmo as his new coach. Women are hugely under-represented at the very top levels of the coaching environment and this appointment sends a clear message that women have an equal part to play in the world of elite sport.


21/05/14 - Virgin Active and leading organisations launch Active Inspiration campaign
Virgin Active, the UK’s leading health club chain, in collaboration with leading sports charities and educational organisations, today launches a five-year Active Inspiration campaign to help tackle rising levels of youth inactivity.


14/05/2015 - UPDATE: WSFF Chief condemns Scudamore comments
WSFF statements on sexist comments made by Premier League Chief Executive, Richard Scudamore

09/05/15 - Women's Sport and Fitness Foundation calls for an end to Board diversity procrastination
The Women's Sport and Fitness Foundation releases fifth annual Trophy Women? report and highlights disappointing progress in 5 years


02/05/2015 - Davis comments disappointing and unhelpful
Responding to Steve Davis' comments regarding the likelihood of women competing in the final stages of snooker's World Championships, WSFF Chief Executive Ruth Holdaway said...


16/04/2015 - Manchester City Women's Football Club Strikes Ground-Breaking Deal with Women's Sport and Fitness Foundation
Manchester City Women’s Football Club (MCWFC) has entered into a groundbreaking partnership with the Women’s Sport and Fitness Foundation (WSFF), it was announced today.


16/04/2016 - WSFF Welcomes Friends Life and Sponsorship of Women's Tour
This morning’s news is a hugely encouraging step in the battle to see greater levels of commercial investment dedicated to women’s sport.


09/04/2014 - WSFF responds to appointment of new Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
WSFF responds to the news that Sajid Javid, Financial Secretary to the Treasury & MP for Bromsgrove, has been appointed as the new Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport.


26/03/2014 - WSFF Welcomes Steps Towards Female Membership of Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrew's
The Women's Sport and Fitness Foundation (WSFF) welcomes the news that the general committee of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews has recommended the admission of women members for the first time.


07/03/2014 - WSFF Launches Say Yes to Success Campaign
On the eve of International Women’s Day, the Women’s Sport and Fitness Foundation (WSFF) is launching a new campaign, ‘Say Yes to Success’ aiming to secure increases in both commercial investment for, and media coverage of, women’s sport.


13/02/2017 - WSFF Welcomes Investment in Women's Cricket
Commenting on the England and Wales Cricket Board's announcement that the England women's team will benefit from investment approved at the body's Board meeting this week, Chief Executive of the Women's Sport and Fitness Foundation, Ruth Holdaway, said:


Response to announcement of extra Primary School sport funding until 2020
Responding to Prime Minister David Cameron's announcement that Primary Schools in England are to be given an extra £150m per year sports funding until 2020, Ruth Holdaway, Chief Executive of the Women's Sport and Fitness Foundation said:


Helen Grant MP, Minister for Sport "wants to see the gender gap in participation extinguished"
Responding to the Minister for Sport Helen Grant’s comment today (Tuesday 4 February 2014) to the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee’s inquiry into Women and Sport that she "wants to see the gender gap in participation extinguished"


WSFF Welcomes Launch of London Bees
The Women's Sport and Fitness Foundation (WSFF) welcomes today's launch of the London Bees.


WSFF Appoints Sally Hancock as Chair
The Women's Sport and Fitness Foundation has appointed Sally Hancock as its new Chair of Trustees. Sally replaces Hugh Chambers who will be standing down after five successful years.


Former WSFF CEO, Sue Tibballs, receives OBE
The Women’s Sport and Fitness Foundation (WSFF) is delighted that former CEO, Sue Tibballs, is amongst a number of women in sport who have contributed to women outnumbering men for the first time in the New Year Honours list.


Olympic Inspiration Must Be Sustained
The Women's Sport and Fitness Foundation is pleased to see Sport England figures published today pointing to an increase in women's sporting participation since 2005.


Kate Hardcastle Announced as Women's Sport Network Ambassador
The Women's Sport and Fitness Foundation is delighted to welcome Kate Hardcastle as its first Women's Sport Network ambassador


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