“I was still in the mindset of being a girly-girl and not worried about winning or losing.” Chloe Collins on turning professional and the influence her mum had on her career

With summer just around the corner, Sports Gazette got in touch with professional volleyball player Chloe Collins to give you an insight into what it takes to be an expert in the sport and the difference between playing in America and Europe. Collins started playing volleyball in the States before deciding

“The Commonwealth Games will be ‘balls to the wall’”: Zach Courtney on his outside chance of medalling Down Under

The beauty of the Commonwealth Games lies in the number of athletes competing who can genuinely class themselves as amateurs right at the top of their sport. Zach Courtney, a man mountain from the Scottish capital of Edinburgh, certainly falls into this category. Currently studying podiatry at Queen Margaret University on the

“I think we all enjoy the pressure and play better when it’s on”: Team England’s Daryl Selby on Gold Coast 2018, his successful family and the English rivalry

It’s not very often that England go into an international sports tournament where they are actually the favourites. But for Team England’s squash team, there has been a track record of success at the Commonwealth Games.  They have won eight golds since its incorporation into the Games in 1998 - one behind

“You don’t know whats around the corner – I’ll enjoy it as much as I can”: Chris Grassick on Gold Coast 2018, dealing with injury setback and captaining Scotland

Captaining your country at a home games - it doesn’t get much better than that for an athlete. In 2014, Scottish men’s hockey captain Chris Grassick did exactly that at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, an experience he still relishes to this day. “It was really special,” he said. “It was a proud

“Once we’re out there, it’s every man for himself”: Nathan Fox on going up against his coach at the Commonwealth Games and the depth of British triple jumping

Six years ago, Nathan Fox perched on the edge of his bed in a Swedish hotel room, his eyes fixated on a television screen as Super Saturday unfolded. Greg Rutherford – a former training partner of Fox – stormed to a surprise gold medal on the night that illuminated the

“I moved away when I was 16 to try and get the training I needed to improve”: Team Wales’ Charlotte Carey on table tennis in Wales, Gold Coast 2018 and her long commute to work

Being the best in your country at a particular sport can sometimes come with overwhelming pressures.  And attending your third straight Commonwealth Games could bring extra pressure as well.  But for Charlotte Carey, Team Wales’ Women's Table Tennis No. 1, the pressure is what it’s all about. “Of course there's pressure of being

“It’s a shame for all the home nations that judo is not in this year’s Commonwealth Games”: Natalie Powell on judo’s omission from Gold Coast 2018, being No.1 in the world and the future of judo

The Commonwealth Games are usually a time for happiness and excitement as it offers an excellent viewing platform for athletes that may not usually get that sort of attention. But for Natalie Powell, Gold Coast 2018 just won’t have the same attraction to her. Powell won a gold medal while competing for