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Ken Nottage on his career dilemma before becoming a Sunderland & England basketball star

Originally published on SportsByte on September 15th, 2014.

Ken Nottage was a basketball star in the 80s and 90s, rising to prominence in Milton Keynes before moving to Sunderland, going on to claim over 50 caps for England.

He was the only English player to top the scoring charts in the English League and, after a 19-year career, he held the individual appearance record, having played over 400 games.

But it all very nearly didn’t happen. Continue reading Ken Nottage on his career dilemma before becoming a Sunderland & England basketball star

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

Mayor: Millfield mosque decision is “correct” despite right-wing protests

Originally posted online at Run of the Millfield, a hyperlocal news website focused on the Millfield suburb of Sunderland, on March 6th, 2013

The Mayor of Sunderland has labelled the controversial decision to convert a transport depot into a mosque as “correct” despite continued protests from right-wing groups. Continue reading Mayor: Millfield mosque decision is “correct” despite right-wing protests