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Boy with Cerebral Palsy Finishes Triathlon in Style

Boy with Cerebral Palsy Finishes Triathlon in Style

Bailey Matthews is eight years old and from Doncaster in England, and a couple of weekends ago, he completed his first triathlon. This wonderful achievement becomes even more so wh ...

Utah Jazz Basketball Team Signs 5-Year-Old…

Utah Jazz Basketball Team Signs 5-Year-Old…

Salt Lake City’s professional basketball team, the Utah Jazz, made a new signing at the beginning of the month, who proved his worth with a slam dunk within minutes of being signed ...

Nike Enjoys Profit Jump After World Cup

Nike Enjoys Profit Jump After World Cup

Thanks to the World Cup 2014, the world’s largest sportswear company, Nike, has enjoyed a tremendous profit jump. In the three months leading up to August,   net profit rose for th ...

The World’s First Player-Powered Football Pitch

The World’s First Player-Powered Football Pitch

Have you ever watched a game of football and thought about all of the potential energy that was being wasted? Maybe not, but a start-up company from London has! Pavegen has created ...

Football Legend at Centre of Twitter Craze

Football Legend at Centre of Twitter Craze

If you need a chuckle this Monday afternoon, then we might have just the thing for you - Steve Bruce at Weddings! Mr Bruce has been involved in football for the last 37 years, rang ...

Shelley Kerr Makes History as First Woman in Scottish Men’s Football

Shelley Kerr Makes History as First Woman in Scottish Men’s Football

Former Arsenal Ladies manager Shelley Kerr is making history as she becomes the first female manager in Scottish senior football. After 16 months at Arsenal Ladies, during which ti ...

The Footballing Stars Donating to Help Others

The Footballing Stars Donating to Help Others

We always seem to be hearing about how footballers make too much money, and that it never seems to go to a worthwhile cause. Well, here are just a few examples of soccer stars givi ...

Boy with Cerebral Palsy Finishes Triathlon in Style

Bailey Matthews is eight years old and from Doncaster in England, and a couple of weekends ago, he completed his first triathlon. This wonderful achievement becomes even more so when you consider that when Bailey was just a year-and-a-half old, he was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. And he crossed the finish line all by himself. Cerebral palsy, a general term for a few neurological conditions, affects one in ...

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Utah Jazz Basketball Team Signs 5-Year-Old…

Salt Lake City’s professional basketball team, the Utah Jazz, made a new signing at the beginning of the month, who proved his worth with a slam dunk within minutes of being signed. And he is only five years old. “We are a young team and we decided that we’d go even a little younger,” announced Jazz president Randy Rigby at a media conference. “JP Gibson is the newest member of the Utah Jazz team for the da ...

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Nike Enjoys Profit Jump After World Cup

Thanks to the World Cup 2014, the world’s largest sportswear company, Nike, has enjoyed a tremendous profit jump. In the three months leading up to August,   net profit rose for the company by 23%, to $962 million (£590 million). During the same period, revenue rose to $8 billion (£5 billion), an increase of 15%. Nike spent heavily on marketing for this year’s World Cup, making it the first time that the co ...

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The World’s First Player-Powered Football Pitch

Have you ever watched a game of football and thought about all of the potential energy that was being wasted? Maybe not, but a start-up company from London has! Pavegen has created tiles that convert the kinetic energy of a footstep into electrical power, with some already in use in Heathrow Airport, trains stations across Europe, and even in some schools in England and New York. Working with oil company Sh ...

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Football Legend at Centre of Twitter Craze

If you need a chuckle this Monday afternoon, then we might have just the thing for you - Steve Bruce at Weddings! Mr Bruce has been involved in football for the last 37 years, ranging from his youth career at Gillingham to currently managing Hull City. But what does he like to do in his spare time? If the latest viral craze to hit Twitter is anything to go by, he apparently enjoys attending the occasional w ...

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Shelley Kerr Makes History as First Woman in Scottish Men’s Football

Former Arsenal Ladies manager Shelley Kerr is making history as she becomes the first female manager in Scottish senior football. After 16 months at Arsenal Ladies, during which time she led them to win the FA Cup (twice!) and the Continental Cup, she is now going to take charge of Stirling University FC in the Lowland Football League. Kerr, 44, is by no means new to the game. Not only has she played for Sc ...

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The Footballing Stars Donating to Help Others

We always seem to be hearing about how footballers make too much money, and that it never seems to go to a worthwhile cause. Well, here are just a few examples of soccer stars giving away some of their fortune to help those in greater need. We’ll start off with someone you might be surprised is no stranger to giving charity: Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo. Although one of the richest footballers in the world, ...

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Germany are Victorious at World Cup Finals

After reaching the semi-finals for the previous three competitions, Germany have finally been crowned champions of the world as a goal from Mario Götze in extra time defeated Argentina in the World Cup final 2014. It is the fourth time that Germany have managed to get their hands on the trophy, though the previous three occasions were under West Germany - which goes to show just how long ago it was! Becomin ...

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Cricket Scheme Keeps Youngsters Away from Gangs and Crime

New research on participants of a scheme called StreetChance, carried out on behalf of charity New Philanthropy Capital (NPC), suggests that playing cricket - and other team sports - can help deter young people from committing crimes and joining gangs. StreetChance is a programme set up in partnership between Barclays Spaces for Sports and the Cricket Foundation, which is responsible for another programme c ...

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Primary School PE to Get Extra Funding

This September, 120 specialists in physical education (PE) will be taking to primary schools across England to start work, in order to get school children properly involved with the subject, encouraging healthier lives for them in the future. A pilot training programme that was launched last year saw trainee teachers studying sport and PE for half of their course, while the other half was taken up with the ...

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