Jay Lemonius on LGBT inclusion in football, racism and inner acceptance

Jay Lemonius plays for Stonewall FC who are sponsored by Team Pride. Photo courtesy of Jay Lemonius

Imagine not feeling welcome in the sport you love because of your sexual identity.  Football is one of those spaces that historically has not been welcoming to LGBT players, particularly in men’s professional football.  However, there is change occurring at the grassroots level.  Jay Lemonius has been playing football for as long as

Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz Jr II Preview

“I’m going to whoop him” Anthony Joshua is straight to the point in his verdict. He is no doubt of what he intends to do to Andy Ruiz as he prepares for his rematch in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, on the 7th of December. Their first fight was at the Mecca of Entertainment, Madison

Podcast: Cash of the dunes: Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz Jr.

  I'm joined by Jake Jones, the head of combat sport on SportsGazette as well as Saif Ahmad, a professional filmmaker from Saudi Arabia and guest speaker Richard Lenton, an award-winning sports broadcaster and presenter who has worked for newspapers and edited magazines. We'll be talking about the fight taking place

In Sunshine or in Shadow: How Boxing Brought Hope in the Troubles by Donald McRae – A Review

As someone who has grown up in a Northern Ireland post the Good Friday Agreement, I have been told and taught the dreadful tales of the Troubles. I knew that sport had suffered from the violent landscape which Ulster found itself in. But I knew very little about the positive influence which

“I was put on ski’s as soon as I could stand”: Laurence Willows on skiing, Olympic dream and the art of balancing academics with sports

Ski Cross made it's debut on mainstream television at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada. What is ski cross? It is a race, roughly one kilometre with added air jumps up to 4 metres high and steep turns side by side. It is a freestyle discipline with more than one

Meet the President of St Mary’s University football society who broke a Guinness World Record

From Ghana to St. Marys University, Twickenham via Dublin may not be a normal journey to many, but that is how Kwabena Boateng, affectionately known as ‘Denzel,’ traveled and ended up being elected the first black President of St. Marys University Sports Committee. Born in the capital city of the Ashanti Region,

A Recount Of Messi’s 6 Ballon d’Ors

After scoring Barcelona’s late winning goal against Atletico Madrid which means another week for the ‘blaugranas’ to remain on the first place La Liga, Lionel Messi picked up his sixth Ballon d’Or on Monday night in Paris.  No other player has won it as many times as the Argentinian. 2009 A throwback to

ATP Champions Tennis 2019 – A weekend that celebrated greats of the game at London’s Royal Albert Hall

The 2019 edition of the ATP Champions Tennis at the Royal Albert Hall lived up to its billing as it served up a number of interesting match-ups from Thursday to Sunday. Players such as David Ferrer and Marcos Baghdatis, who retired not too long ago, showed how much they love the