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Women’s sport – Jessica Ennis-Hill qualifies for Rio and Women’s World Cup kicks off in Canada


It’s a hot week for women’s sport – the Women’s FIFA World Cup will be commencing this weekend in Canada and our Briton superstar Jessica Ennis-Hill has qualified for Rio 2016 after finishing fourth in the Gotzis heptathlon

FIFA gives you… *Drum roll* the Women’s World Cup

With less than a few days to go, this summer FIFA will bring you the Women’s World Cup in Canada. With 24 teams participating in the Women’s World Cup, which is eight more than the previous tournaments and 12 more than when it first started in China in 1991. This is an achievement for women footballers out there because women are finally getting the coverage that they’ve all been hoping for (hurray). Luckily, for all of our football fans out there, (even the Duke of Cambridge) BBC Sport will provide coverage by televising all 52 matches.

Weekly sports report, Duke of Cambridge and Stephanie Houghton, by
Duke of Cambridge is given an England
shirt for Princess Charlotte by England
Captain Steph Houghton – Gettyimages

Director of BBC Sport Barbara Slater said: “This promises to be another exciting World Cup and we are delighted to be bringing audiences live coverage of every match.” Be sure to catch the Women’s World Cup this weekend. England will face their first match next Tuesday against France.

The Duke of Cambridge was presented with an England football shirt for his daughter Princess Charlotte by England player Stephanie Houghton.

The opening ceremony (make sure to put this one in your diary ladies) will take place this Saturday 6th June, which is then followed by the first opening match with host nation Canada playing China. Tune into Fox Sports 1 for full coverage of the FIFA Women’s World Cup.


Jessica Ennis-Hill strives with her comeback for mission Rio 2016

After giving birth to her wonderful and adorable little boy Reggie Ennis-Hill, Jessica has been panting for the perfect opportunity for her athletic comeback. So guess what… Jessica managed to secure a position in fourth place at the Hypo-Meeting in Gotzis, where she scored 320 points more than the 6,200 tally she needed to qualify for Rio.

Jessica Ennis-Hill is pleased to qualify for Rio 2016
– Gettyimages

This is her first heptathlon since winning gold medal in London three years ago at the Olympics. Despite the Olympian’s frustration of not being able to hurdle as well as she’d thought (to be fair she did get her abs back quickly after being pregnant) she did finish with 11 points adrift of third place and 27 points from second.

Women’s Sport Week 1st June – 7th June

This week is Women’s Sport Week. The perfect opportunity for women all over Britain to really get stuck into those sports they once played in their PE lessons. But the real aim for this campaign is to really promote us ladies in sports (in other words #girlpower). The week is being led by the Women in Sport charity along with other sports governing bodies, including Sport England.

Women’s Sport Week aims to encourage more
women to participate in sport – Gettyimages

Women’s Sport Week‘s aim is to really encourage us ladies to get into the muck of things and sweat our hearts out. It’s our opportunity to steal the men’s fame in sport and really prove that we can do it.

So what is happening this summer?

We have a range of exciting sports for women, from Athletics World Championships, to the Women’s Ashes in Cricket and to the most prominent game this summer the FIFA Women’s World Cup. For social media, Women’s Sport Week is trending so many topics, including #BeAGameChanger which is helping people to play their part to increase the impact of women’s sport.

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