Luke Saward

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Woman in the Middle

Rebecca Welch. Remember the name. Recently, Welch made history, becoming the first female referee appointed to officiate a game in the English Football League, when she oversaw Port Vale’s 2-0 win in their League Two clash away to Harrogate Town. Astute readers may point out that Amy Fearn was the first woman ever to referee…

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Anti-Social Media: Will a Boycott Help?

The players and staff of Championship side Swansea City are set to boycott social media for one week. This decision was taken following a number of footballers, including several of the club’s players, being racially abused via the platforms in recent weeks. The Welsh club, in announcing their collective social media blackout, released the following…

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It is Okay to Not be Okay: FC Not Alone

Suicide is the biggest killer of men under the age of 45 in the UK. On average, 125 people in the UK take their own lives. Every. Single. Week. With approximately three quarters of this saddening statistic being male, more needs to be done to encourage men to engage in open discussion about their mental…

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