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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Women’s Rugby: 30 years on

A lot has changed at UEA in the 30 years since the women’s rugby club was founded. However, the fun and fitness the team provides have remained the same. Since its origins as part [of the men’s team, coached by the fantastic Ben Walker, UEAWRUFC has firmly established itself as a club on campus in…

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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…


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