Across the Net: Issue 16

A shortened version of our weekly newsletter: a round-up of the best women's sports coverage from across the internet.

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Issue 16 was all about our own highlights from the year, so if you're a new reader, sit back and indulge in the year in women's sport.


Original photography by Lidia Crisafulli


An Interview with Sabrina Mahfouz

We hit the literary jackpot with one of our first interviews chatting to prolific writer Sabrina Mahfouz about her show Offside, which she co-wrote alongside poet Holly McNish. The play covers four centuries in which women live, breath and play football. We spoke about how Offside happened, what it means to be 'manly', and women's sport in the arts.

Read the full interview here




A Visual Essay of Wimbledon

Whilst we couldn't be there to see Garbiñe Muguruza take her first Wimbledon champs title, defeating Venus Williams 7-5 6-0, we were watching over the courts as day four of the most prestigious grand slam unfolded. Revel in a beautiful day of tennis with our photo essay of multiple matches, if only to remember what sunshine looks like.

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The WBBL Play-Off Finals

The Sevenoaks Suns defeated the Nottingham Wildcats with a 70-61 victory at the O2 arena in May. We were there to capture the game and followed up a few days later with the gracious but incredibly honest Wildcats player Jo Ferreira on what it felt like to come so close then ultimately miss out on the UK's most prestigious b-ball title. 

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Man City Win the FA Cup Final

A record number of fans – over 35,000 – watched as City lifted the cup for the first time in their history in May after beating Birmingham City 4-1 at Wembley. SLOWE was there to document the day how we know best: visually. With the FA Women's Super League not returning until January now [more Boxing Day women's football pls], re-live one of the footy highlights of 2017.

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Getting to Know Charlotte Purdue

We kicked off our new interview series with Charlotte Purdue, the 26-year-old pro marathon runner from Surrey, who gave us all the juicy deets on what it's like to run for a living. There's lots more exciting athlete insights in the pipeline so keep your eyes peeled for those in the new year.

Read the full interview here