Blog Tour

Game On

Author – Sue Anstiss MBE.

Sue Anstiss MBE has been a pioneer in women’s sport for over thirty years. A founding trustee of the Women’s Sport Trust, and co-founder of the Women’s Sport
Collective, in 2018 Sue received an MBE for her services to women’s sport. Sue’s
award-winning podcast The Game Changers celebrates trailblazing women and her
guests include some of the most influential in global sport. Sue is now CEO of
Fearless Women, a company with a powerful ambition to drive positive change for
women’s sport.

Sue Anstiss MBE

Social Media Links –

Twitter – https://twitter.com/sueanstiss

Publisher – Unbound

Pages – 361

The Blurb –

Sport has an extraordinary, unique capacity to challenge and change society – to bring joy and hope; to improve physical and mental health, reduce loneliness and build self-esteem and happiness. It’s also a multi-billion-pound commercial industry that can transform lives, businesses, nations and regions. Why has half the population been deprived of access to something so culturally powerful?

In recent years, the landscape for women’s sport has finally begun to shift. We’ve seen significant increases in investment, spectators and media coverage. More women as professional athletes and taking influential roles as board directors, editors, officials and CEOs.

Yet still, female athletes don’t get equal funding or opportunities. In many sports, women receive less prize money, lower sponsorship revenues and a tiny fraction of the media coverage.

Drawing on her own experiences, and interviews with high profile Olympic and Paralympic champions, broadcasters, journalists, sports scientists, CEOs, officials and sponsors, Sue Anstiss investigates why women have been excluded from the world of sport for centuries – and why we are now witnessing positive change as never before.

Game On is a celebration of the trailblazing women opening doors for others and a manifesto for women’s sport – a rallying cry to ensure the progress we are currently seeing goes from strength to strength.

Today is my stop on the Game On blog tour. Many thanks to Anne Cater for the chance to read and review.

My thoughts – This is a book that every sports fan should read, no matter what your genre. For years women have struggled to get the same recognition as men, in any sport. However this seems to be changing with more investment being put into certain sports for women competitors.

Hopefully this investment will provide a secure basis for the future so up and coming girls will get the backing and the facilities they need.

The author draws on her interviews with leading sportswomen and discusses the important areas that have in the past impeded the overall success of women in any sport.

Like it I said it is a must read for anyone, not just women, everyone should be given the same opportunities to compete. You only had to watch the Olympics to realise how influential these athletes can be and how they can inspire the next generation.

Purchase Links – Game On

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