Sport / 07/12/2021 Freddie Steward: former Norwich schoolboy and the new star of English rugby

Freddie Steward’s rise from captaining Norwich school’s first XV to playing for England rugby is mesmerising. Having only made his debut for the England national team in July, the 20-year old has already lit up the international rugby scene during the Nations Cup this Autumn. Steward put on a world-class display in England’s 27-26 enthralling...

Sport / 07/12/2021 The complicated relationship of Covid-19 vaccinations and the sporting world

Like the rest of the world, sports people are facing the question of whether or not to take the Covid-19 vaccine. Sports and leagues have had differing responses both in uptake and what to do with those who choose to stay unvaccianted. As the global pandemic situation intensifies once again, the pressure for sports people...

Sport / 07/12/2021 Safe standing: a new era for Premier League fans

For many years, standing during games in British football has been banned. However, from 1st of January 2022 four top Premier league clubs are going to be pioneering change. These clubs are Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur, all of which have been granted permission to trial safe standing in certain areas of...

Sport / 07/12/2021 Sport Editor Oscar Ress in conversation with UEA Ballet President Ella Matthews

For issue 384 of Concrete, I spoke to UEA Ballet President Ella Matthews. This was to discuss the important campaigns that she is leading to improve inclusivity in ballet and dance, as well as what’s to come for UEA Ballet as we hopefully emerge from a Covid-19 disrupted year.  Ella in describing her role as...

Sport / 07/12/2021 Enes Kanter refuses to back down in his fight for global human rights

The Boston Celtics’ Enes Kanter is making headlines not just for his performances on the court, but for his denouncement of the social injustices committed worldwide by corrupt government regimes and global conglomerates alike.  Whilst a man of Turkish origin, Kanter’s Turkish passport was invalidated in 2017 after he called President Erdoğan the “Hitler of...

Sport / 07/12/2021 A look into UEA Sport performance as the semester draws to a close

Almost two months have passed since the start of competitive BUCS fixtures and it is safe to say that our University has started the 2021-2022 academic year strongly.  Currently, UEA is ranked 40 out of 137 institutions in the BUCS table with 628 overall points. The Dodgeball team is our highest-scoring sports club so far...



T20 Cricket World Cup overview

The T20 cricket World Cup is in full flow, this week marks the end of the Super 12 phase of the tournament and the start of the knockouts. The four semi-final teams have been decided: England, Australia, Pakistan and New Zealand.  The first semi-final will see England face New Zealand, a repeat of the 2019…


Is football doing enough to tackle homophobia?

Josh Cavallo, Australian professional footballer for A-League club, Adelaide United, has come out at gay. This announcement means that Cavallo is the only openly gay male professional player in the world. Although several footballers have come out after retiring, such as Aston Villa’s Thomas Hitzlsperger, very few elite male players have done so during their…

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