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Hege Riise has been announced as the new head coach for Team GB’s women’s football team ahead of this summer’s Olympics in Tokyo.

The Norwegian will begin this role alongside her job as interim England boss and will be assisted by Rhian Wilkinson, who works with the Lionesses and an as-yet-unannounced second coach.

The former football player takes on the position after Phil Neville joined Inter Miami.

Riise said: “I am enormously proud to have this opportunity to lead the GB squad into the Games. We will go there to give everything we have to be successful and I hope we can also use the power of the Games to help women’s football continue to grow in popularity.”

Break-in at Everton goalkeeper’s house

A masked gang has threatened Robin Olsen and his family with a machete while stealing jewellery from his house.

These events occurred during a break-in at Everton goalkeeper’s house near Altrincham over the weekend.

Robin Olsen was at home with his wife and two young children when the terrifying burglary took place.

The gang smashed their way inside the house demanding valuables.

They held the family while Olsen was walked around the property by one of the robbers.

BMA: ban junk food ads in sport

The British Medical Association, MPs and campaigners are calling for a ban on adverts showing junk food and drink brands within the sports industry.

Their demands come at a time when the UK’s high coronavirus death rate is being linked to obesity.

Research last year found that those infected with Covid-19 whilst being obese (BMI over 30) had a 48% risk of death from the virus.  

The chairman of the UK’s National Obesity Forum, Tam Fry, believes that Britain should copy Amsterdam that banned junk food sponsorship in children’s sport and saw the childhood obesity rate dropping by 12%.

In response, a spokesperson for the Government said: “The Government has been clear that while it is right that sports have the freedom to benefit commercially from their products, they also have an important responsibility to consider the impact their sponsorship, marketing and media rights deals could have on supporters – particularly children and young people.”

Marcus Rashford gave out cash in Manchester

Marcus Rashford would give money to the homeless and local children from his car, according to his brother Dwaine Maynard.

The Manchester United and England forward has been showered with praises for his endeavour to fight against the child food poverty.

His ceaseless efforts and contribution has helped thousands of British children and helped pressure Boris Johnson and his government into resuming the school meal voucher policy.

He received an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in October and then won a special honour at BBC Sports Personality in December.

Source: Youtube Channel “The Guardian”

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