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En Route to a 100K Ultra-Marathon: In Conversation with Sascha von Rappard

Sash is an experienced long-distance runner and all-round athlete. Formerly a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fighter (a physically gruelling sport in its own right), he is now an avid "adventure runner". And a good one at that! He has set a personal best in the 10K of 44 minutes, which is considered exceptional. A far cry from a year ago, when Sash suffered an unknown injury to his foot that completely prevented him from running. One year on and he is running upwards of 200km a month. His passion for fitness comes from his father, who was a professional bodybuilder, and this inspired Sash to become a personal trainer...

This is a Man’s World: The Rise of Women in the Sport Industry

For those who watched, the Lionesses progressed to the final four, creating not only history but the dawn of a new era. Since these successes, it has inspired corporations to back the women’s game to encourage more young girls to get into sport. Barclays was one of the record spenders with a figure to be believed around £18 million to support the evolution of the game, and with a pledge to support the FA in creating Girls Football School Partnerships. Meaning over 6,000 more schools will now offer children the opportunity to play football and sport in general...

How Has Digital Accelerated in Media and Sport During the Pandemic?

Over the last 12 months, there has been a monumental increase in the use of digital. From Zoom meetings to spending more time in...

Say What You See: In Conversation with Gary Taphouse

Gary studied multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University -- the first nationally accredited journalism course in the country. While studying, he contacted a Charminster-based production company that often filmed AFC Bournemouth matches. Back then, Bournemouth were a League One side with virtually no finances, in need of a commentator. Gary jumped at the opportunity. “[Bournemouth] said ‘we can’t pay you, but you’re welcome to give it a try’. A few days later -- Bournemouth versus Bristol Rovers -- I did the commentary on my own with a single camera”. He clearly impressed, and stayed throughout that season...

Luke Stones, Traceur / Social Media Influencer

Parkour has become a profession mainly through social media - especially Instagram. Other than that, there are a few commercials that I've done. Being a stunt double and stunt performer.  I have been doing parkour for eight or nine years now. And through putting my videos out there and getting my name known... I've started to get these jobs only in the last few years. Quite lucky, as I came out of the school system and out of college, that parkour has transitioned into my profession...

Brexit: Transforming the UK Transfer System

Post-Brexit Britain no longer has access to the FIFA Exemption. This law allows football clubs in the European Economic Area (EEA) to transfer players under 18. Now, English clubs can only sign up to three international players under 21 per transfer window as stated by The FA. Clubs will be able to sign only six foreign players per campaign for the foreseeable future whereas before they could have a maximum of 17. Also, these players can only make the move if they meet the points-based threshold set to manage the transfer market...

Harry Shaw, Golf Coach

I played at a very high standard when I was younger. Actually, I was the county captain for numerous years. I broke into the men's first team when I was 16. Managed to travel away with them quite a bit. I played in Portugal and at a couple of events in America as well. I had a really cool and fun childhood with golf. It then became more of a hobby as I grew up and I've just got back into it this year, playing at the Clutch Tour as a professional...

Transfer Window: Who Should Bournemouth Sign This January?

For the majority of this season, Bournemouth haven’t been able to put games to bed – five of Bournemouth’s eleven wins have only been by a one-goal margin. The Cherries have also recorded the third-most draws in the league – three coming from winning positions and another three goalless. This once again highlights Bournemouth’s inability to see games out. On paper, Bournemouth’s 37 goals are impressive, but their 45 expected goals (a metric which assesses every chance, essentially answering the question of whether a player should score from certain opportunities) would suggest the Cherries have squandered multiple chances...

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