Category Archives: Magazine

It is time for Futsal, says ex-Boro star Dean Gordon

Originally published in Spark Magazine in September 2014.

England left the World Cup this summer with three dreary performances, a couple of goals and a hard-fought, painstaking draw against a minnow nation.

Not much has changed, then, but what is different is the reaction. Continue reading It is time for Futsal, says ex-Boro star Dean Gordon

Sunderland basketball stars reflect on glorious team

Originally produced for Spark Magazine in September 2014, online and in print.

Sunderland was once regarded as the hotbed of basketball talent in the UK, regularly competing for league, cup and European honours.

With play-off wins in the early 80s and with some of Europe’s most elite squads visiting Wearside, Sunderland were the club that people wanted to play for and pay to watch. Continue reading Sunderland basketball stars reflect on glorious team

Football: Football President lashes out at University of Sunderland

Originally published by Spark Magazine in June 2014, online and in print.

The departing University of Sunderland football President has lashed out at the society and coaching set-up, saying he has regressed as a footballer since joining the team. Continue reading Football: Football President lashes out at University of Sunderland

“London 2012 had no impact on volleyball at all”

Originally published by Spark Magazine in February 2014, online and in print. 

This is not how it was supposed to be. London 2012 promised to bring British sport to the top of the political agenda, to inspire a generation and to encourage the country to play more sport. Continue reading “London 2012 had no impact on volleyball at all”

The Futsal revolution coming to Sunderland

Originally published by Spark Magazine in November 2013, online and in print. 

It’s the sport that has been widely credited with helping the development of world-class football stars and the game that has always seemed to elude England – but the futsal revolution is now set to launch in Sunderland. Continue reading The Futsal revolution coming to Sunderland