Casey Stoney manager of the Manchester United women’s team gives us a reality check on how far the women’s game has come, what it needs to grow and why it’s not realistic to compare it to the men’s game.
We’re live in Doha as the World Para Championships come to an end. We’ll have all the latest action on the track and look ahead to the Paralympics in Tokyo in 2020.
It’s international break week and we’re live in Helsinki as Finland look to qualify for their first ever major championships. Plus we travel to the South Atlantic and Saint Helena, one of the smallest countries to play international football, having sent its first ever team overseas to compete in the Inter Games last summer.
Photo: Casey Stoney, Manager of Manchester United Women looks on prior to the FA Women's Championship match between Crystal Palace and Manchester United (Getty Images)
Supersisters: The fight to inspire
In 1979 a young girl named Melissa Rich asked her mother Lois why there were no women on trading cards. So Lois decided to produce her own set called 'supersisters: 72 trading cards showcasing women from all areas of life designed to inspire young girls to do things they might not have known were open to them. From politicians to scientists, artists to athletes, the cards made female role models viable
Exactly forty years later we reunite Melissa, Lois and some of the 'supersisters' at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York where a set of the cards are housed.
We tell the story of how this unique and pioneering set of cards came to be created and also hear from some of the 'supersisters' themselves and the challenges they overcame in their careers.
Presenter: Caroline Barker
Reporter/Producer: Joel Hammer
(Photo: Collection 'supersister' trading cards Credit: www.supersisterscards.com)
The NFL games that stopped World War Two
Monday 11 November is Armistice Day in the UK, where the country remembers those who fought in World War One and World War Two.
To mark this occasion, we go back to 1944 and a moment of respite from the strain of war... You might think that American football being played in front of full houses in England is a relatively new thing, but 75 years ago, with D-Day looming, 50,000 people watched an American football game featuring NFL and Canadian Football League stars at White City Stadium in London
Sportshour brings you the story of the Tea Bowl and Coffee Bowl - The Gridiron games that stopped the second World War.
We'll also be live with our athletics team in Dubai, as the World Para Athletics Championships continue. The event will be a big indicator of who to look out for at the Paralympics in Tokyo next year.
And England's women's footballers will play in front of a sell-out crowd at Wembley Stadium for the first time on Saturday when they play Germany.The attendance will smash the 45,619 record for an England Women home fixture, which was set at the last meeting with Germany at Wembley in 2014. We'll be speaking to a former England star about what the occasion will mean for the players.
(Photo: Private First Class Frank Dombrowski (left) of the United States and Major William Denis Whitaker (Canada), rival captains of the teams playing in the Canada-United States "Tea Bowl" football game at White City Stadium, London, England. Credit: Library and Archives Canada/Department of National Defense)
Marieke Vervoot: In life and death
We remember the life of Paralympian, Marieke Vervoort, who this week chose to end her life through euthanasia. Vervoort has had an incurable, degenerative muscle disease. The Belgian wheelchair racer won gold and silver at the London 2012 Paralympics, and two further medals at Rio 2016.
Picked to play by JFK:
We're in Washington as the Nationals try and win their first ever World Series. With victory, as is tradition a trip to the White House to meet the president, which given that it's only 5km across the city from their home stadium should be pretty easy for the Nationals. There's is a long association between the political heart of America and Washington's sports teams but none better we think that this story. Back in 1962, Tom Brown was a young man at the start of his sporting career. He remains one of the few people to have played both Major League Baseball and American Football professionally. He was a twice Superbowl winner with the Green Bay Packers. During his one season with the Washington Senators he started one particular game under the order of President John F Kennedy.
Protecting young athletes:
A few weeks ago we brought you an interview with the judge from the Larry Nassar case. Nassar was the former USA Gymnastics national team doctor who was convicted of sexually assaulting hundreds of young athletes but what impact has the case had on the current generation of gymnasts ? We sat down with a young hopeful.
A cape crusader:
Many of the townships in Cape Town, South Africa are plagued by high crime rates. Communities often lack recreational opportunities which in turns attracts some young people to get caught up in anti social behavior. But thanks to the efforts of football and a local policeman, things in one such township is changing.
Photo: Belgium Paralympic athlete Marieke Vervoot gives a press conference to defend her decision to undergo euthanasia after the Games (Getty Images)
The 'Liberty Fields': Japan's first female rugby team
We hear the story of the Japanese women who paved the way for generations to come.
Photo: Japanese female supporters during the Rugby World Cup (Kaz Photography/Getty Images)