Sport / 03/05/2022 Welcome to the Concrete Jungle: Senior Sports Writer Metin Yilmaz interviews UEA MMA ahead of charity event

A week on from Derby Day and rivalries are set to resume. This time between several of UEA’s own students. For just the second time ever, UEA MMA are hosting the Rumble in the Concrete Jungle charity event, where members from ten different UEA sports clubs will face off in the octagon to raise money...

Sport / 03/05/2022 UEA Sport Award Nominations announced ahead of an exciting night

UEA Sport has enjoyed a successful season. UEA placed 35th out of the 142 Universities participating in BUCS. Softball finished as the highest-scoring club for UEA scoring 130 BUCS points. Futsal and Football both achieved success this year with the former being the second-highest scoring club and the latter, the third. Dodgeball ended up with...

Sport / 03/05/2022 The NBA season heats up as the playoffs begin

The NBA playoffs are rolling into action with 16 teams vying to lift the trophy. The playoffs have no clear favourite with some of the most wide-open draws seen in a long time.  In the Eastern Conference, No. 1 seeds the Miami Heat are hoping to capitalise on their form and the abilities of Jimmy...

Derby Day, Sport / 03/05/2022 Yellow and Blue: Derby Day 2022.

After a two-year wait, we managed to bring back Derby Day, and our UEA clubs did not disappoint. We totalled up a mega 18.5 points to Essex’s 10.5 to take home the Champions Trophy (which is nearly the same size as me) for the 8th year in a row! We had some big wins throughout...

Sport / 22/03/2022 The pros and cons of getting behind the scenes of professional sport

Behind-the-scenes sports documentaries have taken the world by storm, becoming some of the most-watched and anticipated pieces of media in the world today. However, many question the integrity of these programmes and whether they might be too intrusive, leaving the athletes with nowhere to hide from the limelight, not even their own changing rooms. This...

Sport / 22/03/2022 Comment: The sporting consequences of Putin’s invasion

Two weeks on from Putin’s inhumane invasion of Ukraine, sport, which has for so long turned a blind eye to conflicts and authoritarian regimes, has finally been forced to pick-a-side. FIFA has a long-standing relationship with Putin having awarded Russia the 2018 World Cup whilst ignoring Russia’s human rights abuses. In 2019, footballer Mesut Özil...

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Double UEA BUCS Conference Cup wins

UEA Table Tennis and UEA Women’s Hockey both enjoyed success in their respective BUCS cup finals last week. Table Tennis beat a Nottingham Uni side while Women’s Hockey 2s stormed to a 4-1 win against Oxford Brookes. Both finals were hosted at Loughborough University.  A cup win is always a testament to consistent performances under…

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Sports, addiction, and mental health

Sport has always been a massive part of my life. I’m sure other students, in the majority of UEA sports clubs, feel the same. We all know that sport is such a massive vice for many people to clear their minds, keep fit, and generally improve their overall well-being. With all the hockey I have…

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On Thin Ice

Beijing was meant to be Kamila Valieva’s Olympics. The fifteen-year-old skater had first broken onto the international skating scene in 2019, winning the Grand Prix Final and Junior World Championships on her first attempt and was heralded by many within the sport as the next great skater. This form was continued into the 2020-21 year,…

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Women’s Rugby: a journey through 30 years

Since records were available in 2004, the UEA Women’s Rugby Union 1st XV have grown significantly, becoming one of the University’s most accomplished sports teams.  Comfortably crowned Midlands 2B league champions in 04/05, an eighteen-point gap separated the Wolfpack from the next-best side, University of Nottingham 2’s.  Subsequently, the club gained promotion to the Midlands…

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Sport Editor Oscar Ress interviews Steve Hawkes, 1993 Sport Editor of Concrete and current Head of Strategic Media at BCW Global

For Concrete’s 30th Birthday, I spoke to Steve Hawkes, a former Sports Editor about Concrete, his career, and sport. While he currently works for BCW Global, Steve boasts a successful journalism career. The highlights include almost six years as Deputy Political Editor of The Sun, Business Editor at The Sun for nearly five years, and…


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