Helen was speaking on the Sportswomen show on Sky Sports News.

Women’s sport is currently in the spotlight with Johanna Konta up to fourth in the world following her semi-final appearance at Wimbledon, the women’s cricket team are in the World Cup semi-final and the Lionesses are about to get their Euros campaign underway in the Netherlands.

“I think the calendar we have is very important,” Richardson-Walsh told Tuesday’s Sportswomen show on Sky Sports News. 

“I think whatever the sport is, it needs to be consistently on show on television so that people can get interested and stay interested.

“Hockey is a sport that has recognised that with the Pro-League starting in a couple of years time, the World Cup in London next year – apparently 20,000 tickets have already been sold which is incredible.”

From: Sky Sports

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