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Social media platforms

Not just a problem for social media platforms

Social media boycott This weekend, many sports clubs, broadcasters, reporters, and similar are stopping posting on social media from 3pm on Friday 30th April until midnight on Mon 3rd May as a social media boycott about the lack of action being taken by social media companies about racism and online …

Backed into a corner

Keep the ALL in FootbALL

European Super League fiasco This weekend, twelve European football sides including six from England announced their intentions to start preparing to participate in a new European Super League. This midweek breakaway league would have, by their words, been created ‘to save football’. Florentino Perez, Real Madrid president claimed that young …

Dr Dre Moving On

Looking back on my Rugby League days

  2003-2012 were years I will always remember fondly. These were my years of involvement in amateur rugby league, in Wolverhampton and also in Yorkshire.   In these times a lot of memories were made. I learned a lot about myself and from others. I increased my own skillset. I …

Wolverhampton Warlords RLFC

Build it and they will come

Whilst, not strictly the exact quote from the Kevin Costner film, Field of Dreams, the sentiment can be said for any well intentioned start-up or re-organisation. Build it and they will come. If you build a culture and environment that people want to be part of, to be associated with, …

Rugby League

My Rugby League

Rugby League When I lived in the West Midlands, I was very heavily involved with the sport of Rugby League. In Wolverhampton, there wasn’t much going on in that area for this predominantly Northern sport.   Wolverhampton Wizards RLFC Wolverhampton Wizards were a team of mostly rugby union players that …

#Winning

Sports Testimonials

I have been fortunate enough to enjoy working along some very good people during my sporting past, both in my time in Wolverhampton and when I moved back to Yorkshire. Here are some of the comments and testimonials of players I played alongside, coached and managed.  Pete, Cornwall – In …

CIMSPA

Affiliate Member of CIMSPA

This week, I have become an Affiliate Member of CIMSPA – the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity. This is part of me exploring whether a career change into sports development or sports management is something I want to pursue.  If you have further information or …