Sports Award for Poppy Sports: 40 Under 40 2011

Post by Melanie Mitchell The Sports Goods Business (SGB)  hosts an annual award to honor 40 people under the age of 40 in the industry who have demonstrated leadership, innovation, entrepreneurship and energy as being future leaders in the industry. This year, and by the skin of my 40 year old teeth, they included me,…

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Independence, freedom, empowerment: what sport has given me

By Dian Trompler, Poppy Sports blogger As I cycled the roads on the outskirts of Tulsa over this past week, musings of my mind merged into thoughts about how independence develops for women and girls in sports. One dictionary defines independence as “freedom from control.” So many controls govern our lives, not the least of…

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Lessons learned from a first triathlon

Poppy Sports fan and dear friend, Sarah Hardman, shares the experience of her first triathlon late this summer in Kent, UK. Lessons learned from my first triathlon – 7 Oaks Sprint Triathlon by Sarah Hardman, Runner, Cyclist, Swimmer and now Triathlete, oh and Marketing Guru at The British Library Swim over… show me the bike…

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