Fallon Sherrock: The gift sport needed and got this Christmas

And like that it was over. Fallon Sherrock's dream run at the PDC William Hill World Darts Championship came to an end yesterday but her legacy will never be forgotten. Over the past two weeks the former hairdresser from Bletchley has not just transformed her own life nor the game of darts, she

Inazio de la Torre, the youngest player in Athletic Club Fundazioa, on Liga Genuine: a pioneering social project

With a poster of himself on the wall, medals, photographs and signed t-shirts, Inazio de la Torre and his dad, Rafael welcome Sports Gazette virtually into his room. He is 16 years old and the youngest player in Athletic Club Fundazioa. This mixed team plays in the Liga Genuine Santander, which

Top women’s sporting moments of 2019

It’s been an incredible year for women’s sport, with successes and advances seen across the board. And not only has it been an outstanding year of achievements, we’ve also seen unprecedented moment off the field too, facilitating changes and sparking conversations that have altered sport forever.  Here’s a look at the

Paralympic SPOTY shortlist: What about para athletes?

By Maitane Alaña and Flavia Festa   BBC will announce its Sports Personality Of The Year (SPOTY) award on December 15. Its shortlist has six athletes – sprinter Dina Asher-Smith, heptathlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson, cricket Ben Stokes, Formula One racer Lewis Hamilton, footballer Raheem Sterling and rugby player Alun Wyn Jones. The six athletes

Sports W***er of the Year 2019

The BBC has released the shortlist for the 2019 Sports Personality of the Year. Their nominations include athletes Dina Asher-Smith and Katarina Johnson-Thompson, footballer Raheem Sterling, cricketer Ben Stokes, rugby union’s Alun Wyn Jones and Formula One’s Lewis Hamilton. But what about those who have disgraced their sport, the cheats and

Renault Sport Team Vitality’s Mike “Gregan” Ellis on the world championships and the future of Esports

Renault Sport Team Vitality lifts the trophy at the season seven world championships. Photo courtesy of Mike Ellis

High-intensity and smaller margins, Esports are fuelled by adrenaline.  Despite debates on whether or not to classify Esports as a sport, it is difficult to deny the excitement that comes with watching gamers hit perfect shots.  Renault Sport Team Vitality competes in Rocket League, a game described on its website as a

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

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

The trouble with boxing: Untangling the key moral arguments that continue to threaten the sport’s reputation

“The hardest of sports will be asking once again if the game is worth the candle. Quite a few of us who have been involved with it most of our lives share the doubts.” These are the words of late sportswriter, Hugh McIlvanney, after witnessing the fatal injuries suffered by Welsh

“Appalling, shocking, killing the game” – The quality of officiating is holding back the WSL’s development

On the 16th and 17th November, fans across the United Kingdom were treated to the first-ever Women’s Football Weekend. It was seen as a step in the right direction with a number of WSL matches played at the Premier League grounds and numerous attendance records shattered in different parts of