England women trump South Africa in Twenty20 cricket series; Golfer Charley Hull ties for 4th in Women’s Australian Open, GB Divers Tom Daley and Dan Goodfellow secure spot in Rio Games; Next week BBC will broadcast SheBelieves Cup, London Football Awards to take place on March 3rd
Women’s cricket wins in Johannesburg
Women’s cricket found victory for England in their 2-1 win over South Africa in the Third Women’s Twenty20 International series, held in Johannesburg. Sarah Taylor stood out for England, hitting 60 off 40 balls. The 26 year-old wicketkeeper-batsman from Sussex earned Player of the Match and Series.
Next up Taylor (pictured above, courtesy of @englandcricket) will travel with the rest of the England Women’s team to India to compete in a World Twenty20 match against Bangladesh (March 17). The 2016 ICC World Twenty20 will take place across seven Indian cities from 8 March to 3 April 2016. Sixteen teams will compete in the tournament.
Follow England Cricket on Twitter: @englandcricket and Instagram: englandcricket
GOLF: England takes 4th at Women’s Australian Open
19 year-old Charley Hull tied for 4th on Sunday after closing out with a final-round 68 at the Women’s Australian Open. She shares 4th place with American Beth Allen (68). Ahead of Hull: Japan’s Haru Nomura (65), who just barely clinched 1st place above New Zealand’s Lydia Ko (67). Australian native Karrie Webb earned 3rd place with 67.
Hull won the Ladies European Tour in 2014 just four days before her 18th birthday, earning her a Rookie of the Year award. Hull also holds the title as the youngest person to ever compete in the international Solheim Cup, a prestigious, biennial golf tournament for professional female golfers.
Keep up with Charley on Twitter: @HullCharley and Instagram: charleyhull12
Rio Games are a go for GB divers
Tom Daley and Dan Goodfellow (pictured below) locked in a spot for the 2016 Summer Olympics after competing in the Diving World Cup this weekend, held in Rio. The duo finished upwith a bronze medal in 10m synchro, which was enough for them to clinch a spot in the Summer Games. The games will kick off August 5th in Rio. GB now has 10 diving spots secured for the Rio Olympics, though we’ll have to wait till June to see which athletes will claim these spots after the Olympic Trials. In the mean time, we can all just stare at these two team members.
Follow these Team GB Divers:
Tom Daley – Twitter: @tomdaley1994 | Instagram: tomdaley1994
Dan Goodfellow – Twitter: @danngoodfellow | Instagram: dannielgoodfellow
England faces USA, France, and Germany in SheBelieves Cup – airing on BBC
BBC is set to air the SheBelieves Cup, taking place March 3-9 in the U.S. The prestigious four team tournament will pin England against the top three FIFA-ranked teams: USA, Germany, and France.
The Lionesses’ first match will take place in Tampa Friday 4 March (12:45am GMT) against World Cup Winners, USA. The second match will be against Germany on Sunday 6 March (10:45pm GMT) in Nashville. England will close out against France in Boca Raton on Wednesday 9 March (10:00pm GMT).
Fara Williams, Arsenal Midfielder, is one of 23 women that will represent England’s National Team in the SheBelieves Cup. Head Coach Mark Sampson announced the official roster yesterday.
London Football Awards: who are the female nominees?
The London Football Awards will take place on March 3rd, highlighting the best football players across London. All proceeds from the awards will be donated to Willow, a national charity dedicated to working with young adults aged 16 to 40 suffering from a serious illness to provide them with “Special Days” – days that allow these young adults to enjoy and connect with their family through an activity of their choosing.
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