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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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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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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The Manchester And Southern Divide

Tweet It is known that there is a divide between the north and south of England. These differences come from a clash in social, economic and cultural differences. More recently, the divide is becoming prominently worse with London being the financial capital of the world and the most sought after place to live, it is denying the North and other parts of the UK opportunities to thrive. Students are leaving their nests and flying out into the world of university with some staying close to home and others going far away….

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The Future of Hastings pier

Tweet With £500,000 pounds needed by the end of May, the future of the Hastings pier looks uncertain. Events such as Hastings Pier Jam are a possible solution to the funding issues currently experienced. The one-day music festival brought together a wide range of people and will have brought in a substantial sum of money to the pier itself. The worry regarding the pier is that it will have to be sold, and in turn commercialised. Commercialisation could mean an end to these kind of music events and the town…

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