Hampton: A Footballing Community

Hampton is a quaint and quiet village in South West London. The pub, the church, the village shops. Everything about Hampton endears itself to you, as a very pleasant place to live. But if you walk down from the station, and turn up Beaver Close, you will find the beating heart

“We hope we’re on a path to a more inclusive industry, but there are problems along the way” — Jon Holmes on the fight for LGBT+ equality in the sports media

There is an undeniable stereotype of newsrooms and sports news in particular. This has historically been an industry for which diversity was not just low on the agenda, but often nowhere to be seen. However, progress is being made and one of the groups at the forefront of the fight for

“We wanted to go outside of the comfort zone of a traditional community club” — Altrincham FC join the Football v Homophobia campaign

Altrincham FC — who play in the National League North, the sixth tier of English football — have long had a reputation as a club that punches above its weight. The Robins hold the interesting record of knocking more football league clubs out of the FA Cup — 17 to

“The change will only come if they make it happen” — Herman Ouseley on 25 years of fighting racism in British football

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Kick It Out, the charity set up in 1993 to, as it's slogan says, "kick racism out of football." First established in 1993 as the "Let's Kick Racism Out of Football" campaign, the organisation started to evolve and widen its scope before formally adopting

Boxing Day: English Football’s Greatest Tradition

When we think of Boxing Day, we think of hangovers, leftover turkey sandwiches and endless repeats of soap and sitcom Christmas specials. But perhaps most importantly for sports fans in England, we think of football. Boxing Day football is one of England's greatest sporting traditions, as fans adorned in Santa hats,

What’s Next for Rugby League’s Latest Success Story?

In some parts of the country, rugby league is seen as the poor relative of the favoured rugby union. In Warrington however, league is engrained in the town’s culture, with the beloved Warrington Wolves a source of pride for locals. It is no surprise then that Warrington and the wider rugby