“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

“The biggest hurdle I had to overcome was the mental limitations I put on myself after my injury”: Paralympic gold medalist Alana Nichols on her recovery from her injury and competing in summer and Winter Olympics

The stereotypical tale of a sport-stars journey from plucky youngster to international megastar is one that we have become accustomed to. The overwhelming amount of original stories of individuals in sports makes it even more impressive when one of these stories stands out to the reader.  And this was the case when

#HarryClaims: The Internet’s Story of Kane’s Goal Against Stoke

Harry Kane has caused an uproar on Twitter after he claimed a goal many thought to be Christian Eriksen’s. In Tottenham Hotspur’s match against Stoke City on 7 April, Eriksen hit a ball that eventually found its way into the back of the net. The ball came close to touching Harry

When David beats Goliath: The best comebacks from underdogs in the Champions League

  Last Tuesday there was one of those rare moments where the unexpected happened and the team considered to be worse - Roma - came back against a supposedly way better team - Barcelona, when few thought that was possible. I decided to look back at other times in which the

“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