Wimbledon is just around the corner and we’ve got our strawberries and cream at the ready, but it’s not just tennis that we should be watching. An incredible summer of sport is set to get underway, and inspired by the Women’s Sport Trust and Sky Sports #showup campaign to encourage more people to attend women’s sporting events, we’ve put together our pick of the key events you should be watching over the next few months.
July 2-15: Tennis - Wimbledon
No summer sports roundup would be complete without the iconic Wimbledon. Whites at the ready for some great tennis action. Coverage will be on the BBC.
July 21-Aug 5: Hockey - World Cup, London
After their inspiring success at the Rio Olympics, Britain’s women’s hockey team will no doubt be keen to repeat their success, especially on their home turf. Grab a ticket and head over to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for a front row seat or watch the semi-finals and final on BT Sport.
August 2-5: Golf - Women’s British Open, Royal Lytham & St Annes
An impressive international field will descend upon this seaside town to compete for Europe’s biggest Major in Ladies Golf. Get a ticket to watch some incredible golf here.
August 27: Cricket - Women’s Super League Finals Day, Hove
Be part of the extraordinary growth in Women’s Cricket by showing up for the Women’s Super League Finals. Tickets are only £5 for adults and £1 for kids so this is a great opportunity to watch some live cricket.
August 30 & 31: Football - Women’s World Cup Qualifiers - Scotland v Switzerland, Wales v England and Republic of Ireland v Northern Ireland
Patriotic sentiments have already swept the country for the men's world cup but the women’s is no doubt going to be just as tense and exciting when it kicks off in 2019. Get your hands on tickets for Wales v England here.
As part of the #ShowUp campaign, Sky is giving away 5,000 tickets to women’s sports events this year, to encourage attendance. Are you lucky enough to be heading to any of these events? If so, be sure to use #showup to show your support for women’s sport.