Women’s football continues to grow as a record 45,423 attend FA Cup final

Tweet The SSE Women’s FA Cup made history at Wembley Stadium on Saturday as it achieved a competition-record attendance of 45,423. This is the fourth consecutive year that the record has been broken, with an increase of over 10,000 fans on last year’s cup final. Quite a contrast to just five years ago, when less than 5000 were in attendance at Doncaster’s Keepmoat Stadium. Heather O’Reilly, 2018 cup finalist and winger for Arsenal Women, said: “People can’t be interested in the women’s game if they don’t watch it and these…

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Cleaning up our act, one beach at a time

Tweet Our coasts are severely suffering from the effects of plastic pollution. With some beaches experiencing washed up litter, here in Brighton rubbish is carelessly left behind. Last bank holiday weekend, the Brighton and Hove Independent reported that 20 tonnes of waste was discarded on Brighton’s beaches. Plastic pollution is not just an eyesore. It can cause catastrophic consequences not only in the South East, but all over the globe. A plastic cup left on the beach after a day out could easily get swept up by the tide, ending…

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Jack in the Green 2018 – Proving May Day festivals are here to stay

Tweet Giants, jacks, bogies – these are just some of the weird and wonderful characters seen at the annual Jack in the Green festival in Hastings. For one weekend a year, they descend on Hastings Old Town with the streets covered by over 800 bunches of leaves as the start of summer is welcomed on May Day. 2018 saw an estimated 15000 people line the 1.5 mile route to West Hill where they were treated to live music and performances by Morris dancing teams from across the country before the…

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Sky One’s ‘Revolution’ highlights growth of BMX and Skateboarding

Tweet Easter Sunday saw the launch of Sky One’s brand new programme, Revolution. People will have rarely seen a series like it, with BMX riders, skateboarders and inline skaters competing against each other on the most expensive indoor ramp set-up ever assembled in the UK. The show epitomises the fun and thrills that sports such as BMX and skateboarding can offer, with the tricks and stunts produced on unique courses fully justifying the budget spent on the series. Such a programme being produced indicates the growing popularity of the sports,…

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Cricket’s crossroads: White-ball only contracts

Although big name players are choosing T20 over the County Championship, it can still attract good crowds

Tweet Cricket is at a critical point in its history. Declining County Championship attendances and rising Twenty20 attendances have led to lucrative T20 deals being available to play in tournaments like the IPL and Big Bash. As a result, two of England’s stars Adil Rashid and Alex Hales have signed white-ball only contracts with their counties and will not play in the County Championship. Former England spinner Shaun Udal believes the decision is “disappointing” saying that “they are basically saying that they don’t want to play Test cricket which is…

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GolfSixes: does it grow the game?

Tweet Figures recently revealed that the amount of registered golfers in the UK is down by over a quarter since 2004, it’s resoundingly clear that golf is in need of change.   But does GolfSixes help bring that change?   GolfSixes was compiled of 16 two-man teams, split into four groups, playing greensomes over six holes at a time. The top two from each group would progress to the quarter-final, where it would become a knockout competition.   Ryan Curtis, founder of @TheClub on Twitter, an organisation solely created to…

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