Sport in brief
England Hockey is to review its talent identification programme and how young people access the sport after receiving a second letter in three weeks which reported experiences of racism and raised serious concerns over the sport’s lack of diversity. Nine clubs described an “endemic race issue” in what is described as “an elitist sport” that is “dominated at the top level in particular by those lucky enough to come through the private school system”. It follows an open letter last month from a group of 15 black, Asian and minority ethnic players, who said that they felt “disenfranchised and disengaged”.
Britain’s Jamie Chadwick, who is vying to become the first woman in 43 years to compete in Formula One, hopes her podium finish on her Formula Three Regional debut for the Italian Prema team at the Misano circuit can inspire more impressive performances this season. The 22-year-old, who is also a Williams development driver and won the women’s W-Series last season, said: “For me to consolidate and get the first podium of the year was a really nice feeling and one which has given me a lot of confidence going into the next few races and the season ahead.”
Fallon Sherrock will take part in the 2020 World Series Finals in Austria next month. The 26-year-old made history last year when she became the first female to win a match at the World Championship.