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James Worthington

James is a sports journalist from Leicestershire with diverse experience in the sports media, industry spanning from English Football League clubs to BT Sport. Alongside his work in the UK, he produced content in Amsterdam for a national football team, and has interviewed several legends of the game. James mainly enjoys sports photography, playing football and cooking (when he isn't setting the smoke alarm off).

AFC Bournemouth: The Threat of the Transfer Window

The Cherries sit in third place of the Championship table after following their 1-0 victory over Stoke City at the weekend. These impressive performances have highlighted just how talented their squad is. It is a reveal that could put their future success at risk. The transfer window rumours have begun to swarm that many great names are being tipped for big money departures...

Pickleball: The Fast-Paced Game for the Steady and Strategic

In 1965, three dads, Joel Pritchard, Bill Bell, and Barney McCallum from Bainbridge Island in the US, invented the game to keep their bored children active during the summer. Players can enjoy the game indoors or outdoors on a doubles badminton-sized court and a slightly modified tennis net. Between two and four people can play by using solid wooden paddles to hit a perforated polymer ball over a net...

Should AFC Bournemouth be Concerned for their Defence?

A big part of Bournemouth’s high goal concession is down to their inability to clear danger in crucial areas. Out of the 11 goals they have conceded this season, nine have been from inside their own 18 yard box. The other three were penalties. Giving the opposition the chance to shoot from close range has been a recurring flaw. If it weren’t for their consistent finishing in front of goal, Bournemouth may have been in a worrying league position...

5 Sports Venues You Should Visit in Bournemouth

Trying new sports can be a great opportunity to meet new people, improve your mental health and have fun. If you've not yet tried these unique sports, add these five spots to your post-lockdown to-do list...

Bournemouth Hockey Club: The Importance of Keeping Local Talent

"As soon as I rejoined the club I really wanted to have a constant squad. And to reward talented youngsters who deserved to get the chances that maybe I didn’t get. The other year, we had an average team age of 22 or 23 years-old which was incredible. That included some of the wiser old heads who play alongside some 16-year-olds..."

British American Football: A Sport Rising in the South

Bournemouth Bobcats’ wide receiver coach Jason Griffith believes that British American Football has the potential to develop from the amateur level. But how exactly...

Academy Rugby: Maturing on the Pitch

This is a warming analysis from Bournemouth Rugby Club’s Head of Academy, Jo Burns. He is a former player and coach who now carefully oversees the club’s next crop of young players looking to make the difficult leap from academy development to the senior rugby level. Burns and his staff coach several youth teams at Bournemouth, ranging from various ages as they aim to help these youngsters develop both on and off the field...

Youth Development: The Key for Poole Town Ladies Football Club

With financial concern and facility funding being a frequent issue for many clubs in the lower professional tiers, the method of generating hometown talent through the club’s youth teams is certainly an intriguing one. Shane Terry, head coach at Poole Town Ladies, has taken a keen interest in the development system and believes that the women’s game can produce the quality needed to improve the image of the sport...

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