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#9) #HWC2018

#9) #HWC2018

Sport has a habit of producing special moments. They can be very much personal - i.e. returning from injury or winning a maiden tournament - or they can be cultural, marking a major shift in perceptions. It’s fair to say the 2018 Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup was special for both reasons. In a slight [...]

#8) Sporting Mums

#8) Sporting Mums

Mums are incredible. Obviously Dads are awesome too but there’s just that something little bit extra special about the people who physically grow humans inside of them. Following on from that is the most painful experience known to mankind in order to give us life. If you then add all of the other things that [...]

#7) Amy Conroy

#7) Amy Conroy

Sport has the power to change lives in a way almost nothing else can. Everywhere you look - whether it be at the elite level or a club’s 8th XI - there are stories of triumph over adversity, feats of bravery, tales of courage and those who have turned their fortunes around for the better. [...]

#6 Inner Warrior

#6 Inner Warrior

Sport as we know it may have only existed for less than 200 years but already it has deep rooted perceptions that can be difficult to alter. Some are positive but equally plenty are negative, arguably the most prevalent of which is that women have no place in certain activities and events. While it’s true [...]

#5) Aluko, Scott, Sparks

#5) Aluko, Scott, Sparks

Rather than the disaster many anticipated, the men’s FIFA World Cup in Russia has actually been one of the most energising, uplifting learning experiences this nation has undergone in recent memory. As fans we have learned so many things - that England actually have a good crop of players; that Russia is not all bad [...]

#4) Beth Dobbin

#4) Beth Dobbin

Have you heard about the sprinter who went from relative obscurity and missing out on a place at the Commonwealth Games by 0.01s to British champion in the space of a few months, breaking a 34-year-old record on the way? Sounds too good to be true doesn’t it? Surely this is the type of narrative [...]