Women Talk Sports: You Have Got to Check This Out

8 years ago

What do you get when you take three female sports bloggers on a mission to promote women's sports? You get something amazing. You get Women Talk Sports.

Women Talk Sports is an amazing site that covers almost anything you would want to know having to do with women's sports. Ann Gaffigan, Megan Hueter and Jane Schonberger founded a web community to support female athletics and issues dealing with women in sports. Check out their mission statement:

 

With the goal of promoting and empowering female athleticism, WomenTalkSports.com
is an online network that connects the very best blogs relating to women's
sports. The site aims to raise the level of awareness of women in sport by
providing comprehensive sport coverage, spotlighting outstanding achievements,
and working with sporting associations on advocacy issues and empowering programs.

These ladies are doing what they have set out to do too. Launched in early February of 2009, WTS has pretty much tripled their traffic every month since its inception. They compile the feeds of over 40 blogs that are all about sports, and specifically women's sports. These networked blogs range from blogs that cover women's sports in general like Athletic Women Blog, to the personal blog of Brianna Glenn who is an aspiring Olympic runner, to the blog that Jayda Smith writes for the Seattle Times about women's basketball. They have several blogs in the community that deal mostly with Title IX and discrimination as well as fan blogs and sites bout coaching. Women Talk Sports even have few ladies that write dedicated content for this site. (You don't want to miss the posts by Sports Granny, she is 75 years old and a raging Indiana Fever fan.)

But Women Talk Sports is so much more than that. There is a section where you can type in your location and it will find camps, clinics and recreational leagues in your area. They have a widget the follows every professional female athlete on Twitter. They have a tab that just follows news about women's sports from all around the web. This is a place to discuss women's athletics. 

And if you are just looking to follow roller derby news or you are solely interested in posts on women's football they have it set up so you can get the RSS feeds for those posts only.

There is nothing else like this online right now. If you are looking for a community of other people who care about sports, and women's sports in particular, this is the place for you.

I know it is a place for me. 

If you are interested in being a part of the Women Talk Sports Networked blogs you can find more information here.

 

Contributing Editor Sarah also blogs at Sarah and the Goon Squad and Draft Day Suit.

 

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