#50) Leah Wilkinson

#50) Leah Wilkinson

Photo credit: Hockey Wales Alun Wyn Jones, Jess Fishlock, Ryan Giggs, Helen Weston, Sam Warburton, Sarah Thomas - just some of the incredible athletes to have come out of Wales. Each has a multitude of accolades - both individual and team - to their name and each is revered by many in the very highest [...]

#19) Lizzy Yarnold

#19) Lizzy Yarnold

Retirement is one of sport’s inevitabilities, alongside success, failure and injury. And while there will always be some upset at seeing their favourite athletes walking away, the mark of one that’s truly special is the universal outpouring of love sent their way after making the announcement. This is certainly the reaction afforded to Lizzy Yarnold [...]

#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 [...]

How not to run a sport

It’s here, it’s back; the Olympic Games are upon us! It’s scarcely believable that it’s already been four years since London 2012, the memories are that strong. A lot has happened in that period of time however. For example, Britain is no longer part of the EU, Joe Root has established himself as arguably the [...]

Britain on the rise

London 2012; arguably the greatest Olympic Games ever, especially if you are British. With gold medals aplenty, records being broken daily and many heart-warming stories of triumph after adversity, it truly was a fortnight no-one will ever forget. However, not everything went according to plan. Whilst most sports were exceeding their targets, things were not [...]

Wimbledon 2015 Review

So there it is; after two weeks of racquet smashing, cross-court winners and ridiculous grunting, Wimbledon 2015 is over. Time for the British spectators to put their tennis clobber back in the loft and return to return to the sport(s) they follow for the other fifty weeks of the year. On paper it was a tournament [...]