Anna Kessel is a sports journalist, acclaimed author and vocal campaigner on equality in sport. "
"A rare example of a female journalist in her field, Anna published Eat Sweat Play: How Sport Can Change Your Life (Macmillan) in 2016, a passionate polemic aimed at bringing sport to the female masses.. "
"A Guardian and Observer journalist since 2004, Anna has covered three Olympic Games, several World Cups, Euros and World Championships, and interviewed some of the biggest stars in global sport. Anna is also an experienced ghostwriter, working with a number of high profile sports stars, including an award winning football column. "
"Co-founder and chair of Women in Football (WiF), an organization lobbying against sexism in the game and championing female role models, The Independent described her as a fearless adversary of sexism in their list of the 50 Most Influential Women in Sport. Anna regularly contributes to TV and radio. "
"In 2016 Anna was awarded an MBE for services to journalism and women in sport. She is mother to two daughters.
We're delighted to annouce that Damon Hill, Anna Kessel and Diana Nyad have been longlisted for the 2016 William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award — the world's longest established and most valuable literary sports-writing prize.
We were delighted to see that Brian Blessed, Anna Kessel and Jayne Senior were amongst those recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours 2016.
Inspirational sporting reads that are guaranteed to have you reaching for your trainers.
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by @Anna_Kessel - 8 hours ago
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Love this story from @brianroliver about young girls weightlifting in Iran. 🏋🏽♀️💪💪💪 https://t.co/SSug2PcwYW
by @Anna_Kessel - 11 hours ago
RT @NatashaSHenry: 1. Reading the comments regarding Vicki Sparks on motd is so draining. If you don't rate someone, that's fine. If you do…
by @Anna_Kessel - 12 hours ago
RT @WomeninFootball: Well said @mrdanwalker #ItsOurGameToo ⚽ ♀️