Sky Sports marks International Women's Day

Last Updated: 19/03/13 10:27am

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Celebrate International Women's Day in style on Friday with Sky Sports!

All this week Sky Sports News HD has brought you interviews that champion inspirational women, honour their achievements and examine some of the challenges women face in sport.

Friday's celebrations kick off at 6am with a special all-female presenter line-up on 'Good Morning Sports Fans' - on Sky Sports News HD, channel 405 - hosted by Natalie Sawyer and Vicky Gomersall, who will have British racehorse trainer Venetia Williams among their guests.

Natalie and Vicky will then hot-foot it off the set at 10am and join us right here on skysports.com to answer your questions in a live web-chat.

Perhaps you'd like to ask Natalie about Brentford's prospects and get Vicky's views on Liverpool's season, or find out how they got into television and the challenges of presenting on Sky Sports News?

Or maybe you'd like to ask them a question about their sporting idols, their favourite SSN interviews or about women's sport in general.

You can send in your questions to Natalie and Vicky now by Twitter @SkySportsNews. Just Tweet your question and make sure you include the hashtag #AskNatalie or #AskVicky

Olympic badminton silver medallist Gail Emms will join us in the studio to discuss the big issues facing women's sport in 2013, and we'll also be joined by former England rugby player Maggie Alphonsi who is now an Athlete Mentor for Sky Sports Living for Sport.

Stay tuned as we bring you interviews with more of sport's leading ladies including Baroness Sue Campbell, Chair of the Youth Sport Trust and UK Sport, and England football coach Hope Powell.

Over on Sky Sports News Radio you'll hear from high-profile sporting females including Olympic athlete Perry Shakes-Drayton, Sunderland chief executive Margaret Byrne and Bradford Bulls director Kate Hardcastle.

Log onto skysports.com and listen to Sky Sports New Radio to find out more as the day develops.

If you can't wait until Friday, check out our interviews with:

THE FA's FIRST FEMALE DIRECTOR HEATHER RABBATTS, believes there could be a female manager at a professional football club within a decade

ENGLAND CRICKETER ARRAN BRINDLE, explains how she copes with the work-life-cricket balance

ENGLAND NETBALL COACH ANNA MAYES, who says women need more role models

TEAM GB HOCKEY STRIKER ALEX DANSON, who says more investment is needed to encourage women into coaching

GB TENNIS STAR LAURA ROBSON, who reveals the biggest influences on her sporting career

Fed Cup captain Judy Murray and double Olympic champion Laura Trott, and their views on women's sport in the UK

LONDON IRISH'S ACADEMY COACH GISELLE MATHER, discusses the challenges of coaching rugby union

SSN PRESENTER ALEX HAMMOND, visits the stables of trainer Lawney Hill to find out more about women jockeys

This is the seventh year that Sky Sports News has supported International Women's Day - set up with the aim of 'Connecting Girls, Inspiring Futures'.

So don't miss the celebration - make sure you tune in, log on and listen in with Sky Sports and mark International Women's Day in style!

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