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The World Padel Tour

Padel or Padel Tennis as it’s known in some countries is one of the fastest growing sports in the world.  It has always been very popular sport in Spain where it’s estimated that padel is played by between six to 10 million Spaniards, compared to around 200,000 who actively play tennis The World Padel Tour (WPT) is […]

19th March 2019 read full article

Sleeping Giant – Rugby in America

America has long been viewed as rugby’s sleeping giant – a country with the facilities, no shortage of great athletes and massive audience, all of which could be a great receipt for success.  America’s dominant sports – American Football, basketball, baseball and hockey has left rugby as a minority sport for years, however the last Rugby […]

15th March 2019 read full article

Crowdfunding Tips for Success

You may be new to online fundraising but we are not!   We have helped 10,000′s of people on PledgeSports in 47 countries around the world raise millions, so it’s fair to say at this stage that we are experts in this field. There is nothing worse for us to see than a campaign sitting at […]

6th March 2019 read full article

The Fastest Athletes in Sport

There are many different ways to judge speed in sport, we are looking at running speed in here but even that can be conflicting.  For example over very short distances 0-10 meters there is a good chance that pro racket sports players and most likely tennis players are the fastest, they must have lightening quick […]

1st March 2019 read full article

Can we call Poker a real sport?

To this day people argue about the status of Poker. Without a doubt, I consider it to be a real sport. When played on the professional level, it is a highly skill-based game that requires a great deal of stamina to participate in a tournament. Just look at the top players like Sofia Lövgren, Dan […]

27th February 2019 read full article

Physical Requirements to Become an NFL Player

There are certain attributes that separate NFL players from other sports people. For an NFL player in college to become a professional athlete he must be very strong and fast.  Moreover, the player must have a refined experience of the game as a whole. On the field, instinct is something that cannot be overlooked for […]

19th February 2019 read full article

The 5 Most Successful Female Athletes of All-Time

The 5 Most Successful Female Athletes of All-Time While many sports remain male-dominated, women have continued to make inroads, standing out as some of the best athletes in the world. Sometimes it takes one crystallizing moment for women to burst onto the stage, like the US Women’s World Cup victory that energized a nation. In […]

19th February 2019 read full article

The best exercises for building a six pack

There seems to be a global craze with the six pack at the moment, and nowhere more so than in China where the six pack stomach pack has become the the new accessory of fashion for women! Social media in China has become obsessed and they even have a hashtag for it, #MajiaXian - Because the […]

31st January 2019 read full article

5 Water Sports For Toning The Body

There is no better feeling than being out on the water (apart from very cold day!).  The nature of water means a lot of resistance, hence the body uses a lot of energy moving through it, this resistance means you use a plethora of different muscles, all of which makes most water sports a great work […]

29th January 2019 read full article

A Beginners Guide to MMA

Mixed Martial Arts, often referred to as MMA, has become one of the worlds most watched sports and continues to grow in popularity year after year. What was once seen as a brutish game of cage fighting, MMA has grown and evolved into a sport in and of itself, with a dedicated fan base all […]

24th January 2019 read full article

Top 5 Trends in Online Sports Betting for 2018

In 2018, sports betting is as popular as it can get. In the beginning of the summer, we had the opportunity to enjoy the world’s biggest football tournament – the FIFA World Cup 2018, which made France a world champion for the second time. But football is not all we have been enjoying. According to […]

23rd January 2019 read full article

2019 Super Bowl Preview – Rams V Patriots

  What an amazing NFL season it’s been, and to finish it up the LA Ram will battle it out with the New England Patriots at Super Bowl LIII at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium on the 3rd February.  It’ll be the first Super Bowl hosted at the stadium which opened in 2017 and is home of the Falcons, […]

22nd January 2019 read full article

5 simple tips for losing weight

Beating the Bulge! There is lots of noise out there on weight loss tips and diets, some of it good and some of it a waste a time and money.  Before you look at doing some unproven diet fad or paying for some weight loss plan, look back to the basics – the simple things […]

18th January 2019 read full article

History of the UFC part 3 – 2010 – 2019

If the previous chapter of UFC History 2001 – 2010 was remembered as the golden years then the next chapter in the history of the UFC will be mainly remembered for a few things, Conor McGregor, money, trash talking and Woman’s UFC. Woman’s UFC – 2012 In November 2012,  Dana White announced that the UFC would […]

18th January 2019 read full article

The Huge Cost of Competing in Winter Sports

As we all know sport is fantastic and accessible to most, and for the most-part, getting started or involved in sport can be done for quite a small price.  However, when it comes to competing professionally in sport the cost metric changes dramatically.  And depending on what sport you compete in, costs can really rocket. […]

16th January 2019 read full article

How Are Sports Clubs Funded?

At the start of every sporting season, be it for soccer, NFL, Superbowl, or International Rugby series, you hear of clubs and tournament organisers talking of incredibly bigger amounts of money that tournament cost or even the allowances awarded to players. Perhaps your big question has been how such purely sporting entities are able to […]

15th January 2019 read full article

A Comparison of E-sports and Real Sports

Though started in the mid-2000s, e-sports have exponentially grown in popularity to a point where a dichotomy of comparison can be drawn relative to real sports on physical fields. In fact, going by the current trends real and e-sports may converge on a number of aspects including but not limited to viewership and the sponsorship […]

14th January 2019 read full article

Fun and Easy Ways to Raise Money for Your School’s Athletic Program

It seems as though every year, budgets get tighter and tighter. Where once athletic programs were the highlight of most school systems, budgets have been cut back so far that even basic equipment is difficult to fund.  Whether you are an interested parent on the PTA or a coach looking for ways to bring money into […]

10th January 2019 read full article

The 5 Most Costly Rule Penalties In Golf

Having recently covered the 2019 new rule changes in golf, we decided to look back at some of the most unfair rule penalties in professional golf where players got penalised costing them a match or even disqualification. Dustin Johnson – 2010 PGA Championship Johnson looked was heading for a three-man playoff with Martin Kaymer and […]

9th January 2019 read full article

Most Common Sports Injuries

Our clever pictorial guide to the  most common sports injuries and some remedies to get you back in action. Most Common Sports Injuries by Canva Presentations

8th January 2019 read full article

History of the UFC 2001 – 2010

We have previous covered the history of the UFC – the early years of the UFC 1993 – 2001 , through it inception, UFC 1 and right up to UFC 30 in 2001.  Now let’s look at the next chapter as see how the UFC under new ownership went global. Pictured above : UFC 74 Under the […]

8th January 2019 read full article

New golf rules explained

In the biggest revision in more than 60 years, officials from the USGA and R&A (The Royal & Ancient Golf Club), golf’s governing bodies, have reorganised the rules to make them easier to understand and apply. The number of rules has been cut to 24 from 34, and are aimed at speeding up the game and […]

7th January 2019 read full article

The best Hiking trails in Ireland

Know as the Emerald Isle, Ireland is a small island which offers some amazing hiking trails set around stunning scenery.  All are easily accessible and well mapped out.   Below are some of the best hiking trails in Ireland, enjoy! Glendalough – Wicklow This is easily one of the most beautiful settings in Ireland and because […]

4th January 2019 read full article

Hiking For Beginners

We’ve seen all the amazing pictures on social media, the stunning scenery and heard all the great adventure stories, so why not take the plunge and get involved in hiking! Exercise Hiking offers so much more than walking on the flat, it’s a great way to get outside, digital detox and destress while burning some calories.  Then […]

3rd January 2019 read full article

The Most Successful Women in Sports 2018

For the sake of reaching the top of championships, athletes give a lot of time and effort. The world of sport generously thanks them with phenomenally big capitals and financial stability. However, not every athlete can achieve it. We present the top 5 most successful women who could reach the stars in sports. But first, […]

2nd January 2019 read full article

The Richest Horse Races in the World

It’s called the sport of kings and when you see the sums of money involved it’s easy to see why! We have previously covered sporting events with the biggest prize pots and racing is always on the list and like most top tier sporting events, prize money is only going up up and the rich […]

24th December 2018 read full article

Interview with the man who ran across America

If you don’t already know the story, Eric Keeler has recently finished a 4,000 + mile run across America which took 7 months!  We caught up with Eric for no holes barred interview on his adventure. What gave you the crazy idea to run across America?    It was part boredom with my current life […]

22nd December 2018 read full article

Adventure Runner – Life On the Road

In Feb 2016 Eric decided to challenge himself to something a little out of the ordinary and run 4,200 miles across America, it took nearly 2 years of logistics, planning and training and in December he finished the run. It’s been a fascinating journey for us and anyone else who has been following it. We are […]

17th December 2018 read full article

The Most Famous Sports Families

A superstar athlete is a rare and hard thing to achieve and perhaps this is why they make obscene amounts of money.  Every so often people from the same family get gifted with similar superhuman genetics and so it’s even rarer to have a family of superstar athletes.  But it does happen and these are […]

14th December 2018 read full article

7 Famous Player And Manager Fallouts

Player and manager fallout will always happen particularly when 2 big egos clash, but these are 7 which made global football headlines and some which will never be forgotten. Jose Mourinho and Pol Pogba Currently being played out in Manchester United is the on going sage between Paul Pogba and manager Jose Mourinho, and every […]

13th December 2018 read full article

The Most Successful Football Managers in Europe

You could weight it on win ratio, all league titles or even by the legacy they leaves behind.  There are some great coaches out there such as Jock Stein who has won 25 titles in the Scottish Leagues but little outside of Scotland, but we are only focusing on major league titles won (Premier League, […]

12th December 2018 read full article

World Records – Rugby

Next on our sport in records is the great game of Rugby Union. Originated in England in the first half of the 19th century, by 2014 there were more than 6 million people playing worldwide, of whom 2.36 million were registered players.  The sport was made professional in 1995 after the World Cup. Now let’s look at […]

7th December 2018 read full article

The Worst Comebacks in Sport

There is nothing better than seeing an underdog succeed, or seeing a sporting great take a break, retire and then making a glorious comeback, returning to the top of their sport. Equally there is nothing worse than seeing a sporting great make a comeback and fail miserably!  Some do it for ego, some because they still […]

6th December 2018 read full article

Crowdfunding – The lifeline of sport

This is a blog extract from Irish Skeleton athlete Brendan Doyle After a challenging Olympic season, battling with injury and doing what I could to try to make the games, I took a month to decompress. I had a choice, walk away from the sport and pursue my professional aspirations or use what I went through […]

5th December 2018 read full article

Sports Where Men And Women Compete Equally

Unfortunately there are only a small number of sports where men and women compete against each other equally regardless of sex.  In these sports, the physical differences between men and women are deemed not to have any effect on the outcome of any competition. Who are PledgeSports? True Mixed Sex Sports Horse Racing:  On the […]

5th December 2018 read full article

World Records – Tennis

In our latest series we’re looking at world records set in different sports.  Some were made to be broken, others may never passed, but all are equally impressive records. Most Singles Titles This one goes to Jimmy Connors with a ATP World Tour-era leading tallies of 1,256 match wins and 109 titles.  Rodger Federer is close behind […]

5th December 2018 read full article

The Greatest Comebacks in Sport

Just when you thought they were done, written off by the critics and fans alike, no place for them now but the archives..  Then out of nowhere, defying all reality they are back and on top of the world again.  We are looking at some of these great comeback moments from sporting history. Tiger Woods […]

4th December 2018 read full article

The Greatest Sports Underdog Stories

Everybody loves a good underdog story, especially ourselves.  Some of the below moments have been made immortal by TV, others forgotten about but all are great. Leicester City – Premier League The Premier League is an annual event where some of the richest teams in the world battle it out for that all important title. […]

3rd December 2018 read full article

Tips on getting sports sponsorship

Every athletes dream is to get sponsorship and while we have covered this in the past it’s no harm refreshing it for those out there looking for advice.  So you are a budding amateur or professional athlete, a team or club and need to cover some costs, well you are not alone, as there millions […]

30th November 2018 read full article

Why Switzerland Is The Perfect Skiing Destination

Good news! It’s ski season and we’ve found the perfect destination for your skiing holiday this winter. How would you like to head out to the Swiss Alps and enjoy some of the best slopes in the world? The high-altitude peaks and soft, fresh snow offer one of the best skiing experiences anywhere.  Surrounded by […]

29th November 2018 read full article

The 10 Greatest Excuses for Losing a Football Match

While writing a piece on the worst lies told to get out of a football match, we came across a lot of hilarious hair brained excuses for teams loosing matches so we thought we’d share some of the finest examples.   And boy are we glad we did as there are enough to write a book […]

29th November 2018 read full article

What Makes Baret Yoshida a Legendary Jiu Jitsu Coach?

Learning Jiu Jitsu can be an opportunity to become physically fit as well as develop your self-discipline. An exciting and complex branch of martial arts, it is a great sport with many opportunities to compete as well as train. In order to do the best you can in Jiu Jitsu, you need a good coach […]

28th November 2018 read full article

The Worst Lies told to get out of football

There are a million ways to get out of training or match days, and there are some truly hilarious and stupid ones.  We’re not going to focus on the boring, regular ones like sick days, punctures, road closures etc.   These are real imaginative ones that ended up properly back firing! 7 famous players and manager […]

28th November 2018 read full article

Trail Running v Road Running

Running is an easy workout which free and accessible to most people.  It’s also a great way to get outside and clear the head while burning some calories.  Most people run on roads, past the same scenery and traffic, pounding pavement while breathing in pollution and exhaust fumes but still getting that all important exercise.   From […]

26th November 2018 read full article

Pt 2 – Sponsorship : Funding an Adventure Run

In Feb 2016 Eric decided to challenge himself to something a little out of the ordinary and run 4,200 miles across America, it took nearly 2 years of logistics, planning and training and as of the 20th of November he has completed 3,445 miles (6,810,285 steps).  It has been a fascinating journey for us and […]

24th November 2018 read full article

Temporary Sports Complex Wins Top Marks

A temporary sports complex is the perfect solution for any institution that needs a sports center fast. Though temporary, this sports complex can last for quite a while and provide the space needed for sports activities to be carried out while a permanent structure is us being planned for or put up. An award-winning complex […]

23rd November 2018 read full article

Endurance Athlete Brennan Townshend

In our new athlete blog series, endurance athlete Brennan Townshend reports back on running, winning and setting a course record for the Mourne Skyline MTR Mountain Trail Race in Northern Ireland – The final race in the UK Skyrunning series. Brennan Townshend My life as an endurance athlete began back in 2008 when I started running […]

23rd November 2018 read full article

FIFA World Cup 2018 In Numbers

The 2018 FIFA World Cup was the 21st edition of the tournament. Every four years, the apex football tournament sees 32 national teams coming together to compete. The coveted prize? A 36.8 cm high, 6.1 kg heavy, 18 ct gold trophy. But more importantly, for the pride and prestige that comes with being crowned world […]

22nd November 2018 read full article

10 Richest Sports Teams In The World 2018

We compiled this list originally in 2017 but increasing revenue through TV rights deals and sponsorship means every single one of them has increased in value.  Earlier this year we also did a salary comparison between the biggest best sporting leagues in the world in terms of their average salary. These include the NBA, MLB, NFL […]

20th November 2018 read full article

Your Guide to the ATP World Tour

The annual tennis calendar can get quite confusing so we’re going to break it down the ATP World Tour for you and explain the different levels and tournaments.. This will be followed up with a separate piece on the WTA Tour. The ATP is the governing body of the men’s professional tennis circuits of which […]

15th November 2018 read full article

The 8 Slowest Sports You Can Play

After covering the fastest ball sports and the fastest non motorised sports a few months back, we got a comment in asking “which are the slowest sports’? And being the good sports business that we are we decided to research and cover the question. But this drew up a sight problem, do we cover the […]

13th November 2018 read full article

New York FC V’s Atlanta United

A pair of European strikers will take center stage as New York’s two MLS franchises bid to overcome one-goal deficits in Sunday’s conference semi-finals. New York FC finds itself 1-0 down against a superb Atlanta United side and it will turn to legendary forward David Villa to dig it out of trouble. New York Red […]

12th November 2018 read full article

How Europe’s Major Leagues are helping to nurture England’s Youth

According to viewership figures and revenue streams, the Premier League is the biggest football league in the world. English clubs are attracting the creme de la creme of global footballing talent now more than ever, with only a handful of European teams able to rival the Premier League’s elite in terms of spending power. During […]

30th October 2018 read full article

Post Workout Smoothies

After a decent workout or playing sport it’s very important to refuel with the the right food and drinks for recovery, your body needs to replace the nutrients, protein, and electrolytes lost while exercising.  We have already covered the best post workout foods to eat but the right smoothie can also be a great option.   They […]

30th October 2018 read full article

The Weirdest and Wildest Sports

We’ve written lot’s about niche sports and because government funding does’t cover a lot of them, we’ve had have had 100′s of people and teams on PledgeSports fundraising for these minority sports online. Over the past few years we’ve seen everyone from dodgeball, tchoukball, touch & teams to dog sledders, baton twirling, scooters, arm wresters, sport […]

30th October 2018 read full article

Who Can Truly Challenge Golden State Warriors in NBA?

Who Can Truly Challenge Golden State Warriors in NBA? An interesting theory about the differences between soccer and basketball was highlighted by celebrated New Yorker writer, podcaster and NBA fan Malcolm Gladwell recently. The theory goes that basketball is a “strong-link” game and soccer is a “weak-link” game, meaning with the former good players are […]

28th October 2018 read full article

The Oldest Athletes Still Competing At The Top

  Maybe it’s modern medicine, maybe it’s greater access to information, or maybe they’re just ridiculously talented. Some sports are being bossed by particular athletes for much longer than usual, but why? Take tennis for example. In 1992, the average age of the top 10 men’s players was 23.2 years. In 2002 it was 24.5 […]

20th October 2018 read full article

UFC Hall of Fame

The UFC Hall of Fame was officially established in Las Vegas on November 21, 2003 at UFC 45 with the inaugural inductees being UFC legends Royce Gracie and Ken Shamrock. It was set up to honour mixed martial artists and MMA personalities, established and maintained by the U.S.-based mixed martial arts promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship.   UFC President Dana White said: “The UFC Hall of Fame […]

18th October 2018 read full article

Healthy Treats

Ok we all know that sugar is the enemy but there are ways to get very tasty but healthy treats.  And healthy treats can be the perfect mix for pre or after work outs, deserts or for the kids. As most of us have a sweet tooth, lets have a look at one of the […]

18th October 2018 read full article

Highest Paid Rugby Players In 2018

Rugby Union has established itself as one of the world’s leading sports in terms of popularity and participation – naturally, the sport and its most prominent clubs have also grown in wealth. Rapidly increasing viewership, country participation and thus sponsorship has led to huge sums of money being paid for television broadcasting rights. This money […]

11th October 2018 read full article

The History of the UFC 1993-2001

We are all familiar with the modern day UFC, the massive paydays, globally promoted fight cards and incessant trash talking..  But let’s take a step back and see there it all started. The Ultimate Fighting Championship – UFC was the brainchild of Rorion Gracie, an expert in Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ), and Arthur Davie.  Gracie wanted to […]

10th October 2018 read full article

Private Jets: How Big Sports Teams Travel to Games in Style

From the Patriots, who were the first NFL team to buy their own private jet, to England’s luxurious 62-seat private jet when travelling to St Petersburg for the FIFA World Cup, some of the biggest sports teams love to travel in style. While teams do take public transport for shorter journeys – like the Manchester […]

9th October 2018 read full article

The Richest Sports Teams in America

We have recently cover the biggest TV rights deals as well as the hight paid people in sport and the top 10 is nearly all American.  Now lets focus on the the most valuable teams/franchises in America.  With the NFL and the NBA having the biggest TV rights deals. these sports are sure to make […]

5th October 2018 read full article

How T20 Cricket Has Increased the Sports Popularity

Cricket is a quintessentially English sport, yet there are many people who find it to be boring and it has never managed to reach the popularity of sports like football and rugby. This is a shame as cricket is a brilliant sport which can be fantastic fun to play and is a good form of […]

2nd October 2018 read full article

The Ultimate Adventure Sports Bucket List

It’s good to dream and if you ever want to turn that dream into a reality then were here to help!  We have done a lot of research and put together the ultimate adventure sports bucket list for the categories of Hiking, Trail Running, Mountain climbing and Rafting. Because of the nature of these adventure […]

25th September 2018 read full article

History of the Ryder Cup

In case you weren’t aware, there’s a major competition in golf called the Ryder Cup that happens every 2 years!  And the 42nd Ryder Cup Matches will be held in France from 28–30 September 2018 on the Albatros Course of Le Golf National in Guyancour. History The first ever Ryder cup was held at the  Worcester […]

21st September 2018 read full article

How sport helps with mental health problems

We’ve covered this subject in the past and have had loads of stories on PledgeSports of how sport can help people with mental problems. And there are lots of studies which have also proven that exercise can play a deeply therapeutic role in addressing psychological disorders such as depression, anxiety, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, stress and sleeping problems. […]

17th September 2018 read full article

How To Bypass NFL Content Blackouts

There’s nothing quite as frustrating for football fans to deal with as the NFL blackouts. That’s especially so after waiting yearlong for the 32 teams to clash in a 17-week match-up. According to one of the NFL blackout policies, matches are not broadcast locally if home games are not sold out 72 hours prior. More […]

12th September 2018 read full article

Mental Benefits of Playing Sport

It’s well proven that sport is beneficial to our physical well being and we’ve written lots about it.  Studies have also proven that exercise can play a deeply therapeutic role in addressing psychological disorders such as depression, anxiety, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, stress and sleeping problems. Let’s break this down to explain how sport / exercise is so […]

10th September 2018 read full article

Online Sports Betting Tips

Today, you don’t need to call a bookie or go to a casino to bet on sports. Online betting platforms are safe, and like other forms of betting, you can win a lot of money if you know what you are doing. Luckily, for sports fans that are not afraid to take a chance, it […]

3rd September 2018 read full article

Injury recovery and crowdfunding

Injury is every athletes worst nightmare, you can’t train, you can compete and if you are on your countries high performance funding programme, you run the risk of being cut. As unfair as it sounds, this actually happens!  We have worked with many athletes who have has funding cut due to longer term injuries. For […]

28th August 2018 read full article

Premiership 2018/19 Preview

As another season in the premiership kicks off we look at what’s on offer for 2018/19 championships from new managers, previous winners, promoted teams and bookmaker odds.  Let’s first look at this season title contenders, starting off with last years title winners. Manchester City They’re Premier League winners twice in the past 5 seasons and are well […]

23rd August 2018 read full article

When the Underdog Won Big

Underdogs are the inspiring unexpected winners that give everyone that sense of possibility. Against the most fantastic of odds, underdogs come seemingly from nowhere to cinch unexpected wins in history-making events. The palpable excitement during an underdog win is the thing of silver screen stories and oft-repeated inspirational tales. For the right gamblers, these wins […]

22nd August 2018 read full article

Calcio Storico – The world’s most violent sport

We love covering niche sports and have written lots of articles on minor sports that some people have most likely never heard of.  The Calcio Storico is once such sport but it also holds the crazy title of most brutal or violent sport in the world. The Calcio Storico – ‘historic football’ – is an ancient […]

7th August 2018 read full article

What you need to know, if you start Sport Fishing

Fishing is a very diverse activity. It has always been a profitable business, and people make good money by catching and selling fish. Nowadays, fishing is a rather popular hobby, too. A lot of men and women of all ages enjoy spending time with their fishing rods by the water. But fishing is not only a […]

6th August 2018 read full article

Must-Watch Games of the 2018 NFL Season

The start of the NFL is just around the corner, and football fans can’t wait to see how their favourite teams fare after some time off. Some interesting changes have been made throughout the league, and plenty of old rivalries will be revisited – guaranteeing plenty of thrills on the field. There are plenty of […]

2nd August 2018 read full article

Female Bodybuilders and Breast Implants

The world of female bodybuilding, like men’s bodybuilding, is governed by strict rules of diet, exercise, and physique. What is unique in women’s bodybuilding is the expectation to maintain a including a curvaceous figure and a generous chest size in addition to gaining muscle mass. Because of this pressure, an increasing number of female bodybuilders […]

1st August 2018 read full article

Playing Tennis on Different Surfaces

If you play or even just watch tennis then you probably know that there are a few different surfaces.  We want to give you an idea of what it’s like to play on the 4 main ones and the differences in speed, bounce etc. There are four main types of tennis court surface: clay courts, […]

31st July 2018 read full article

The World’s Most Dangerous Mountains

We all know that mountain climbing can be dangerous and every year we hear about tragic losses on Mount Everest or K2 but there are many other less familiar mountain which are far more dangerous.  Based on death-to-summit ratio Everest is actually quite safe compared to most mountains on the list below. 6 of the most […]

26th July 2018 read full article

Avoiding Heat Exhaustion

Getting out and exercising is always so much easier in the sun, but depending on the temperature and the level of exercise you’re doing, there are hidden dangers.   Heavy exercise in hot and humid conditions is going to leave you prone to heat exhaustion and other heat illness, such as heat stroke, heat cramps, and dehydration. We all know how hard it […]

24th July 2018 read full article

All you need to know about Standup Paddleboarding

Most people will heard of Standup Paddleboarding or SUP by now and if not you mustn’t live too close to water!   Standup Paddleboarding is one of the fastest growing sports in the world and the most versatile of all board sports.  SUP’s can be used in flat water, rivers and rapids, touring, racing and surfing.  […]

24th July 2018 read full article

Greatest Meltdowns in Sport

They say you need to experience failure before you can experience success.. Many of the greats across all sports have suffered melt downs, of course us amateur sports people experience it all the time, but imagine what it’s like to be on the world stage, millions, maybe 100′s of millions of people watching, cheering you on. […]

19th July 2018 read full article

Tour De France – History of Winners

The Tour de France is the major, the grand slam or holy grail of cycling. It’s an annual multiple stage bicycle race primarily held in France, while also occasionally making passes through nearby countries. Like the other Grand Tours - the Giro d’Italia and the Vuelta a España, it consists of 21 stages over a little more than 3 weeks.  Held every July, there are […]

18th July 2018 read full article

Open Championship winners since 1970

The Open Championship or known as the British Open by Americans—has been played since the year 1860, when Willie Park Sr. won the inaugural event.  Little did he, or the other seven golfers who competed, know that the tournament that year at Prestwick would grow to become golf’s oldest and arguably most prestigious major championship.   6 […]

17th July 2018 read full article

Crowdfunding a tennis event

We look at the importance of ITF Junior events and how crowdfunding can be used to help bring in the money and sponsorship needed to host them. ITF Junior tournaments are a vital stepping stone for you super talented tennis players, it gives them their first taste of tour life and offers them a chance […]

17th July 2018 read full article

Motivational Quotes from our Fictional Heroes!

Our heroes say it best and we will always be inspired by them, but those heroes don’t have to be real do they?! When it comes to sport, movies really have produced some gems.   Some of them will live on forever in movie and indeed sports culture.   They are also famous for their hilarious and […]

12th July 2018 read full article

Previous World Cup winners

The FIFA World cup, more simply know as the World Cup is the biggest sporting spectacle in the world.  It’s been held every 4 years since it’s since the inaugural tournament in 1930, except in 1942 and 1946 when it was not held because of the Second World War.   The World Cup is the most prestigious […]

12th July 2018 read full article

Diving in Football

Is diving in football getting worse?  Are refs not meant to be penalising players for their fake dives?   It happens in nearly every match, a players gets a tap on the shoulder or any body part then dive on the ground wriggling around in agony..  And it’s ruining the game of football. And it’s ruining […]

11th July 2018 read full article