Interview, Sport / 14/09/2021 Interview with UEA Sport’s James Raywood

What is your role at UEA? Student Sport Operations Manager What are your ambitions for UEA Sport this academic year? We are looking forward to a ‘normal’ year in terms of sport and physical activity where the lifting of covid restrictions should allow a full programme to take place. We are excited to reinstate our...

Sport / 14/09/2021 Paralympics: A Series of Incredible Sporting Feats

After being delayed for a year due to the pandemic, it was an absolute joy to watch the Paralympic Games this summer. I think anyone would agree the skills, determination, and success of our athletes this year was incredible. Taking place in Tokyo, running from the 24th August to the 5th September, Great Britain finished...

Sport / 14/09/2021 Afghan Sport and the Struggles Amid Fear and Uncertainty

Following the Taliban’s rapid takeover, Afghan sport has understandably been thrown into confusion. The resilience of all Afghan sportspeople is admirable: whether cricketers still training in Afghanistan despite the mass evacuation taking place, athletes who continued representing their country across the world, or the girls’ national football team who were not lucky enough to make...

Climate Change, Sport / 14/09/2021 Formula E: Racing to Save the Environment?

Nine teams, one female and one male driver on each, all-electric SUVs – Extreme E is changing the face of not only motorsport but sport in general. Started in 2019 by Formula E founder Alejandro Agag, Extreme E follows the same skeleton of the usual motorsports, where each race occurs in a different location. However,...

Sport / 14/09/2021 Transfer Window: the wildest yet?

The football transfer window closed on 31st August after one of the strangest and cheapest windows in Premier League history. Apart from the eye catching £100m spent by Manchester City on Jack Grealish and Chelsea’s £97.5 million fee for Romelu Lukaku, most clubs showed an unusual degree of spending restraint after reduced ticket sales due...

Sport / 17/08/2021 Women’s Cricket: Levelling the playing field?

This summer marked the much-anticipated arrival of the Hundred. A new cricket tournament in England and Wales, consisting of 100 balls per side. The increased speed of games is aimed at encouraging people to follow cricket who have not previously been fans. Notably, women’s cricket has been the undoubted success story of the tournament so...

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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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Is Lewis Hamilton already F1’s Greatest Of All Time ahead of what could well be his ‘Last Dance’?

Every F1 fan has a favourite driver, an icon they support due to their success, their driving style, or sometimes just their general demeanour off track. This often makes it difficult to objectively view one driver as the ‘best’. When thinking about all-time greats, there is Juan Manuel Fangio, Jim Clark, Niki Lauda, Ayrton Senna,…

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Welcome to Formula 1.2.E

“It goes against the DNA of the sport”, “If we were meant to have it, we’d have it by now”. These are often the responses you would receive should you suggest any changes to the structure of Formula 1 to an individual so pedantic they probably watch paint dry, just to make sure it’s even….

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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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