“Nothing quite felt as amazing as that did – I was buzzing!” Sam Dawkins on what it was like to qualify and compete at the Commonwealth Games

With the 2018 Commonwealth Games in the rear-view mirror, it’s remarkable look back at some of the achievements made throughout the games.     The ecstasy of the games broadcasted on national television highlighted a lot of highs and even some lows for athletes whilst out in Australia’s Gold Coast.   Sam Dawkins represented Jersey

From England Sevens to the Atlanta Falcons: Alex Gray is a different kind of NFL rookie

"You have to be willing to sacrifice who you are right now for who you want to become."  Alex Gray is an enigma of the National Football League. Coming off his first season with the Atlanta Falcons, he's taken a phenomenal leap of faith. After a successful eight-year professional rugby career,

Don’t Crack Podcast: Episode 11 – The Crackies! 🏆🎉

You are cordially invited to the most prestigious night in the world of sports podcasting! The Crackies have a long and storied history stretching back as far as May 2018! The highlight of this years addition is the ''Alternative team of the year'', which heralds players from outside the Premier League's

Meet Richard Prescott, the man who looked after Anthony Joshua at the London Olympics and accompanied England Rugby Union at three World Cups

When the Rugby Football Union part-hosted the 1999 World Cup with Wales, Richard Prescott’s best memories weren’t with the England team. “New Zealand were playing France and no one expected France to win. At half time half a dozen of the France players disappeared”, chuckled Richard. He continued: “Two of us went

Inside the unusual sport of gurning

There are many unusual sports throughout the world and gurning is certainly right up there with the best of them. We spoke to Callum Scott, the chairman of the World Gurning Championships held annually in Egremont in Cumbria to find out more about it. The etymology of the word “gurn” is

“I was not put on this earth to play cricket”: Lewis Hatchett on missing half a rib cage, the stigma of body image and an extraordinary drive to defeat adversity

Sat opposite Lewis Hatchett in a coastal tearoom bustling with activity on a rare sun-drenched afternoon, it is difficult to fathom that the former Sussex seamer is anything but the archetypal fast bowler. Tall, broad shouldered with a confident stride, his retirement two summers ago at the age of just

LGBTQ in sport: A colourful future

Although Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual and Queer (LGBTQ) people have long had a presence in sport that presence has evolved significantly in recent times. Jose Bourbon, Matthew Bowers, Louis Olvera and James Pike look at the status of LGBTQ acceptance and inclusion across sport in the U.K. and beyond.   Gay

Don’t Crack Podcast: Episode 10 – ‘Specialist in Wenger’ edition

If you're looking for a 36-minute Arsène Wenger Eulogy guest-edited by yours truly... you've come to the right place! I was invited to join the tenth addition of the Don't Crack Podcast by hosts Adam Samuel and Aramide Oladipo. With special guest and Arsenal super-fan Joe Leavey, we take a personal

“If Leicester can win the Premiership, Great Britain can finish top-two here”: Team GB look to seize huge opportunity in Budapest

Great Britain's national team are confident heading into the IIHF 2018 Ice Hockey World Championship Division 1A tournament this week in Budapest. It wasn't 10 minutes into my conversation with head coach Pete Russell before he likened Team GB's chances of finishing top-two in the tournament with Leicester City's formidable and unlikely

Niamh Moody out to prove competitive weightlifting and modeling are not incompatible

Every elite athlete lifts weights for strength and conditioning, but the sport of weightlifting is completely different. That is what Physical Geography student at Durham University, Niamh Moody, discovered when she gave up on rowing to take up weightlifting. Despite achieving a bronze medal at the National Schools championships in rowing, Moody