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Poole Sailor Battles to Finish Line of the Vendée Globe

Pip Hare crossed the finish line to take an excellent 19th place out of the 33 sailors who entered this year’s Vendée Globe. The non-stop solo sailing race around the globe is considered one of the world’s toughest sporting challenges. Sailing coach, yachtswoman, and journalist Pip was inspired to enter the race by the fact that more men have walked on the moon than women have completed the Vendée Globe...

Quidditch – The Community Magic in the South West

Still relatively new to the sporting world, Quidditch has become a popular growing sport in the UK, with the first official UK Quidditch team being founded in 2012. As explained on the Quidditch UK website, Quidditch consists of two teams playing against each other to score points; whichever team scores the most wins. Like the Harry Potter series, players must keep a broom (a PVC pipe) between their legs when playing...

Jason Tindall Replacement: Bournemouth Job Up For Grabs

Dismissing Jason Tindall was an inevitability, after losing four games on the bounce and only picking up one win in Bournemouth’s last eight matches. Tindall’s downfall was the inability to beat relegation threatened teams. Even Bournemouth’s victories looked, for the most part, unconvincing. In 2021, the attack turned stagnant, creativity was scarce, and the football became pedestrian. The team only managed to score five in Tindall’s last eight games (well below league average)...

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...

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