Maggie Alphonsi: A week to celebrate, promote and inform the public about women’s sport

Maggie Alphonsi: A week to celebrate, promote and inform the public about women’s sport

  • Former England Women’s international Maggie Alphonsi talks Women’s Sport Week
  • The former England international will be doing her part in raising the profile of women’s sport
  • Alphonsi is also proud of the growing list of phenomenal British female athletes
Women’s Sport Week is an opportunity for everybody involved with playing, delivering, leading or working in sport to celebrate, raise awareness and increase the profile of women’s sport across the UK, says rugby union legend Maggie Alphonsi.

Following the great success of the first ever Women’s Sport Week last year, the former England women’s international is taking advantage of this ‘fantastic’ week by taking every opportunity to play her part in raising the profile of women’s sport.

Over 100 rugby events are set to take place across the country to celebrate Women’s Sport Week. Ranging from O2 Touch, Pitch Up and Play and 15-a-side games, you can find a session near you here. 

“It’s the one week in the year when the spotlight is shone on women, which I think is fantastic,” said Alphonsi on her website,

“Women’s Sport Week doesn’t just shout about all the good things that are happening in women’s sport,” she added.

“It also addresses and tackles some of the relevant issues affecting women’s sport today and it’s not just confined to the field of play.

“This week will also look at women in the workplace too and female representation in positions of influence and that is something I am also very passionate about.”

During this week Alphonsi will be busy doing her part to raise the profile of women’s sport.

“On Wednesday, I’m delighted to be hosting the unveiling of a new campaign from England Rugby about women’s rugby, from the grassroots to the elite game.

“This is an exciting time for women’s rugby in England, with the game growing phenomenally at the grassroots level.

“It’s now not a game played by the few, but a game being played and watched by the masses.”

Alphonsi will also be presenting a mini documentary about female athletes on BBC news (Thursday, 18:30) before joining a panel discussion at the Leaders in Sport conference on Friday.


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