‘Moving the Golf Posts’ – why junior golf coaching needs a change

Golf is forever battling its moniker as the ‘old man’s game’. Getting junior players into golf at club level is one thing, but encouraging them to stick with it into adulthood is entirely another. While both the men’s and women’s professional fields currently showcase an abundance of talent, bereft of the one-man or one-woman dominance of

Hurdling disappointment – James Williams on his 850 mile world record attempt

James Williams’ attempted world record run from Land's End to John o’Groats (‘LEJOG’) sadly ended just north of Preston on May 30. The ultra-runner, who was hoping to run 850 miles over the course of 9 days, retired through exhaustion on day five of his extraordinary challenge. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Wwxgyhg7L4 The result was naturally a great disappointment

Crewing the Ultra-Runner

Ultra-running is a gruelling sport. As the runners themselves eat up countless miles, pushing their bodies to the brink of exhaustion to complete the most unfathomable of challenges, the preparation and support that exists behind the scenes is often secondary in interest and limelight. Yet the quality and actions of an ultra-runner’s support team can ultimately

Cricket’s Associate Nation Conundrum

The Cricket World Cup 2019 is underway. Somewhat predictably, the Great British Summer is keeping the groundsmen busy as the tournament looks to gather some momentum after a stop-start few weeks. Of course, one of the leading storylines heading into the summer was that of the wholesale changes made to the competition’s structure. With the number

Pier Pressure: Football fans with a difference

We get a bad rap don’t we, us football fans?  We’re all skinhead, racist, yobs if you ask a certain part of society, but the majority of those on the terraces week in week out will happily disprove that myth.  As is so often the case, the good news stories often get

“The potential it has and the ideas being put forward are amazing” – Ex-West Ham footballer Nathan Mavila gives the lowdown on Canada’s new Premier League

In June 2018, FIFA announced that the World Cup would be jointly hosted for only the second time in its history in 2026. The bid from the United States of America, Mexico and Canada convincingly beating out the challenge of Morocco by 134 votes to 65. While the first two countries

The Kia Oval: What happens out of Cricket season?

We all know that prestigious cricket venues such as Lord's and the Oval are at the heart of hosting sport in British summertime. T20 matches, test matches, World Cups; spectators come in their thousands to watch cricket matches in the sunshine, and enjoy a day out with friends and family. Kelly Anderson,