Time for women’s football to be recognised. 

I post here about an issue I feel strongly about. It has nothing to do with racing or adventure sport but everything to do with discrimination towards women in sport. 

For those of you that still laugh at Women’s soccer I hope you have watched the World Cup. It has been excellent. As a coach of a women’s team for years this issue is close to my heart. I have had comments about how it must be nice to coach ladies soccer, it must be easier and you get to see nice fit women. These guys that made these comments are totally ignorant to women’s football. During my years coaching I learnt that women work just as hard to become the best players they can. They have the exact same attributes of skill, strength and character as men do. It may be true in some cases that men are stronger and faster than women but this doesn’t mean the women’s game isn’t as good a sport or shouldn’t be advertised or followed in the same way as the men’s.  Women are exactly the same as men in terms of passion for the sport and this should be recognised. 

Anyhow I won’t rant for long but this article below is worth a read. I also advise anyone out there to make the time to watch the final between the U.S. and Japan, no doubt it will be a cracker.

http://mashable.com/2015/06/30/fifa-alex-morgan/

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Argentina and back to training

As the world cup is starting tomorrow, I had to give my prediction here! I’m going for the slightly outside chance of Argentina. They should be a very exciting team going forward and it is time for Messi to shine on international stage.

I managed a good gym session yesterday and just in from my 45km loop on bike now. Considering the race last Saturday it has been good to manage some training this week. I attached some links below. The first one is a good link to bike descending, something I am trying to improve myself. There are so many things to improve and work on, only more training and time will decide if I can perfect some of these.

http://cyclingtips.com.au/2010/04/descending-tips/

Connemara adventure challenge official race report

http://msai.ie/userfiles/CAC_Race_Report_20141.pdf

Dingle adventure race official report

http://msai.ie/userfiles/2014_Dingle_Race_Report.pdf