Sports Gazette

by sports journalism students at St Mary's University, London

The British Football and Basketball Podcast

Posted on 17 September 2021 by Dami Adewale
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Across Europe, many football teams actually fall under a sporting club model that sees multiple sports teams operating under one name.

Real Madrid and Barcelona both have very successful basketball clubs and Paris Saint-Germain have a great handball club.

In an interview with the National Basketball Heritage Centre, one of the founders, John Atkinson revealed that British football clubs had similar projects in the past.

Mainly under a football and basketball club affiliation but some included other sports in a larger sporting club model.

These ran primarily from the 1970s to the early 2000s and Dami Adewale spoke to individuals involved in four high profile affiliations to uncover their history.

Listen below, as voices from Crystal Palace, Portsmouth, Everton and Newcastle United discuss these partnerships!

Episode One

Episode Two

Episode Three

Episode Four