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About Poppy Sports

 POPPY SPORTS: Empowering Women Through Sport

When you shop at Poppy Sports, you are making the difference to what it is to be a woman in today's world and the movement of Small Business America.


Who's Poppy? 

Once upon a time there was a girl who, from the day she was born, was an observer. She was uncomfortable being in the limelight and was shy to attention. When she was three years old, she started referring to herself as Poppy, even though that was not her given name.

In her young mind Poppy was her alter ego; a fiercely strong and feisty girl who could conquer all. Skip forward a decade or so and that little girl no longer has to call herself Poppy - she is on the path to becoming the young lady she saw in herself from that young age.

And that is how Poppy Sports was born. Inspired by a strong, feisty, gifted, deep, athletic girl who needed some support to help her along her journey.

Poppy Sports and our support team is for every woman and girl; your aid station, your support, your sounding board. Our mission is to empower and support women athletes struggling to balance responsibilities with their love of sport. We are here for you. And we know 'Poppy' approves.


Hang out with us!


No matter what kind of athlete you are or whatever level you compete, Poppy Sports has a place at our virtual table for you. What started with an idea has grown into a powerful community of women who inspires us every day.

We have an active blog, social community and You Tube channel ready and waiting for you


Poppy Sports Training

Poppy Sports Training provides a unique self-paced half Ironman training program to help busy women  the upper edge and make the race season your best.   Athletes usually have a good dose of self motivation.  What happens when you take that motivation and mix it with solid mental preparation and clear race season goals? You're on the path to being the best athlete you can be. 


Team Poppy Sports Member's Club

We launched Team Poppy Sports - an inclusive accountability program and support team for all women athletes. 

Intimidation is not part of this team, but accountability, goals and being supported are!

For a small monthly stipend, every team member benefits from monthly challenges we set based on tried and tested techniques for balancing life/work/sport with a little less insanity at the end of the day!

CLICK HERE to learn more 

Our Mission

Our mission is not only to get more women to the start line but also to inspire the next generation to become the athletes and entrepreneurs of tomorrow. 

We mentor young girl entrepreneurs to help them on the path to success and independence.


Poppy Sports Founder - Melanie Mitchell

About Our Founder

Melanie Mitchell Founder Poppy SportsMelanie Mitchell is the girl power behind Poppy Sports.

A self-confessed swim nerd at college, she first found triathlon having to bike-commute to swim practice. A move to the US from her native England, two children later and way more miles on her legs, she crossed the finish line at Ironman Boulder, twenty years after her first triathlon.

Melanie leads our training and member's club.  

As a mother, triathlete, entrepreneur, short order cook, and homework guru.  She knows what it takes to be a woman athlete alongside all that life throws.  It's not pretty, it's not glamorous, but it's everything you can ask for! 

'We are so proud to be a woman-owned business and work with so many other inspiring women.  Poppy Sports is my dream, my 'why' and my legacy.'






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