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She has worked at the FA for nearly 25 years, having joined the organisation in 1990. Murray will still be consulted on the future of British tennis, though, following her success in coaching sons Andy and Jamie in their early years. Unlike Pendleton she has refused to pose for men's magazines - "I want to inspire young girls to get on their bikes," she has said, "I just believe there is a certain way of doing that." Turned 40 last December. The 34-year-old captain of England's Ashes-winning cricket team, 18 years after her international debut, with a Test average a sliver under 48. Arguably GB's most successful female athlete of all time having won 400m Olympic gold and silver, and two individual world titles, Ohuruogu has also been a critical voice on the issue of Olympic legacy for London.Having grown up in the borough of Newham, just minutes away from the Olympic Stadium, s he has undertaken her own legacy project visiting every school in the borough to inspire the next generation of kids. To mark the start of Women’s Sport Week, Telegraph Sport asked the most influential women in British sport who they thought had greatest impact on sport in this country. She is also mentor to Laura Robson and Heather Watson. From one of the most talked about takeovers in football, to dealing with the absconding of the former owner Thaksin Shinawatra and the antics of Mario Balotelli, Kloss also highlighted some of the struggles women in football face after she was banned from the tunnel area "for being female" when City played Notts County in the FA Cup three years ago. Jowell will stand down as an MP at the next election. When news broke before the Games that a senior figure at UK Athletics had described the tightly honed Ennis-Hill as "fat", there was national outrage, prompting a sustained focus on female body image, sexism, eating disorders and bullying in sport and launching Ennis-Hill as a figurehead for a growing female movement in sport. A key name in sports administration for over 20 years, Campbell chaired UK Sport through its most successful period from 2003-13, as well as serving 11 … Took off 2013 while she wrote her autobiography and completed a PhD in criminal law, and also helped to launch the charity Scottish Women in Sport, which aims to raise the profile of women's sport. Appointed chief commercial officer of the RFU and on to the organisation's board in 2010, having previously worked for the NBA as senior vice president for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and before that for the WTA as vice president of marketing and sponsorship. They were at liberty to interpret 'influence' any way they saw fit. The first woman to host a live football match on terrestrial television, Logan has worked on TV's premier football shows, from Match of the Day to Final Score in a career spanning two decades. Since retiring from gymnastics after London 2012 Tweddle was elected on to the six-member FIG Athletes' Commission, set up Total Gymnastics, a company that provides gymnastics training in British schools and leisure centres, won Dancing On Ice in 2013, and began campaigning against internet trolls after being on the receiving end of sexist abuse earlier this year – an incident that made headlines. One of the most senior women in the government, Miller has been vocal on sexism and inequality in sport, and made the lack of women's sports coverage a priority. "There's no reason why women cannot come into Formula One," she says.

Briscoe is one of the most experienced figures in Paralympic sport, and as performance director one of the key players behind Britain's summer Games success over the past four cycles. Stoney is also a BBC pundit on women's football and has appeared on Sky doing co-commentary on men's football.

The result is a top … Wilmington has been directing Soccer Saturday and Soccer Special, "the highlight of her week", for almost 20 years. Overseeing communications globally for Manchester City, plus newly acquired New York City FC and Melbourne Heart FC, Kloss – a former police detective – has spent 13 years at City, responsible for their PR during arguably the most eventful period in the club's history. Her second top-flight appearance saw her become the subject of sexist remarks made by Sky's Richard Keys and Andy Gray in 2011 which led to both men leaving the station.

Was director of sport at the DCMS, before becoming director of operations at the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and sits on the prime minister's advisory panel on Rio 2016. Made the first female sports editor on a national newspaper last year, Kervin was also the first woman to referee a rugby match at Twickenham.

A key name in sports administration for over 20 years, Campbell chaired UK Sport through its most successful period from 2003-13, as well as serving 11 years as chief executive to the organisation now known as Sportscoach UK. Joined Sunderland's staff in 2007 as company secretary, became their legal director and was promoted to chief executive in 2011, at the age of 31. Not just a "tennis mum", Murray is so highly thought of in the sport that she was offered the top job at the LTA last year – but turned it down. This is a massive and largely untapped opportunity for brands and broadcasters. The United Kingdom has given birth to a range of major international sports including football, badminton, billiards, bowls, boxing, cricket, croquet, curling, darts, golf, fives, hockey, netball, rugby (union and league), tennis, table tennis, snooker, squash, and water polo. Last year she was appointed chief executive of TdF 2014 Ltd, the organising committee of this year's Tour de France grand départ in Yorkshire, and to the board of British Showjumping. The sport is ranked among the top five sports in the UK in terms of media coverage. Nicholl has been vocal on the lack of women in sports boardrooms, backing a Women's Sport and Fitness Foundation target of 25% by 2017, and suggesting that sanctions may be put in place for governing bodies who fail to make the grade. The first woman to be appointed to a head-coach role in athletics, Dunn is also the first head coach from an ethnic minority in her sport. Head of studio output for Sky Sports News, she has overseen the recruitment and training of directors, production teams and presenters from day one, as well as leading on production for set changes, re-brands, the move to tapeless technology and rebuilding of all SSN facilities.

Widely considered the most powerful woman in racing, the fourth richest woman in Britain (Rausing's grandfather founded Tetra Pak) is also a director of the British Bloodstock Agency, a Jockey Club member, and a former director of the National Stud. Smith twice played in America's pro leagues (1999-2005, 2009-12), overcoming alcohol addiction and serious injury to help Arsenal to success.

She has sat on the ECB board since 2010 as a representative of the women's game. © 2020 Guardian News & Media Limited or its affiliated companies. A Premier League assistant referee since 2010, who has run the line at the Women's Champions League final and the Women's Euro final. A former PE teacher and journalist, she set up a sports marketing business in 1971, sat on the board of Wolverhampton Wanderers – where she remains a vice-president – and in 2011 became a life peer. Tour of Flanders 2020 startlist — full details of teams and riders, Manchester United overcome own goal and missed penalty to secure stylish win at Newcastle, Exeter Chiefs claim their first Champions Cup crown with enthralling final victory against Racing 92.

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