Tag: Spain

The remarkable rise of GB women’s basketball

Great Britain’s women’s basketball team are ‘on the cusp of something special’. These are the words of Basketball England CEO Stewart Kellett. And he’s not wrong. In 2017, they failed to reach for the main draw at the Women’s EuroBasket event. In 2018, they…

McCallin ready to use Euros pain to ensure GB qualify for Tokyo 2020

Rio 2016 hockey gold medallist Shona McCallin explains how she and her England team-mates will be using their Euros disappointment to ensure GB qualify for Tokyo 2020. I’m back! Back on the international hockey scene after 17 months out of the game and back…

#17) Ana Carrasco

In a world saturated with choice and opportunities, breaking records or setting firsts isn’t as difficult as it might seem. Some achievements don’t require even an ounce of talent – i.e. having the tallest mohawk (genuinely!) – but then there are those feats that…

#11) 20-26 August 2018

Picture credit: Nick Hope (@NickHopeTV) Long evenings, sun, holidays, sea and stunning views – summer really is the best time of year. It’s also fantastic for being a period with copious amounts of sport to consume. Already this summer fans have been treated to…

#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…

Masters 2017 – Roses in a game of thorns

After an epic battle played out under idyllic blue skies on one of sport’s grandest stages, Sergio Garcia and Justin Rose have re-written the cliché book and proved that nice guys can win. Watching them on Sunday without knowing the context of the three…

Being young, fit and healthy isn’t necessarily a good thing

Obesity is certainly a buzz word in today’s society. It’s impossible to avoid the countless  reports about how both how “fat” this country is becoming. Not only that, there is also the  constant spoon-feeding of stories about how “lazy” Britain is becoming too. The statistics don’t…

Unofficial Match Report: Sunderland Ladies 1-3 Arsenal Ladies

Arsenal Ladies kept alive their slim hopes of securing the 2015 WSL 1 title with a gritty 3-1 win away at Sunderland, condemning the hosts to their fourth straight defeat in all competitions and ending their chances of reaching next year’s Champions League. In…

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…

The Big 2014 Review – Part II

2014 was a year full of sporting brilliance, medals and record-breaking moments. Continuing on from the first part of this review, below are my seven favourite moments from the last year: 7) Brazil’s boys battered The 2014 World Cup saw plenty of spectacular moments,…