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Tuesday, February 1, 2022: More than 50 BA Sport Journalism students will compete in the inaugural BA Sport Journalism World Cup at Falmer Sports Centre. Take a look at the squad profiles and key information below.

Venue: UoB Sports Centre (Falmer Campus) Village Way, Falmer, Brighton BN1 9PH

Date/time: 11am-2pm tournament (followed by sports quiz in pavilion afterwards) February 1, 2022

Format: 7aside indoor, two games at once. Round robin with the final featuring the two highest performing sides

Facilities: Officials, scorers, bibs, balls and goals provided by Sport Brighton

Talent pool: BA Sport Journalism students (no ringers)

Coverage: MA Sport Journalism students have offered to capture the action through commentary, live-streaming, pitch-side interviews

Refreshments: Post-event Dominos

Prizes: Individual prizes e.g. Amazon vouchers for top goalscorer(s), team prizes for highest-performing sides and there will also be a post-tournament sports quiz in the SportBrighton pavilion

The tournament schedule for BA Sport Journalism 2022 World Cup
The BA Sport Journalism 2022 World Cup trophy

Team A: Freeman, Tucker, Billett, Lambert, Reynolds, Foster, Humphry-Wakefield, Dodds

  • Name – Freddie Humphry-Wakefield
  • Previous clubs – St. John’s FC
  • Position – RB/RW
  • Footed – Right
  • Favourite player – Kaka
  • Favourite football memory – Norwich beating Ipswich 5-1 away/Norwich beating Man City 3-2
  • Name – Kian Foster
  • Previous Clubs – Paringdon
  • Position – CF/RW
  • Favourite player – Rooney
  • Favourite football memory – Rooney overhead kick vs City/ Shaws goal vs Italy
  • Name – Christian Freeman
  • Previous Club – The Warren
  • Position – CDM/CB
  • Favourite Player – Kimmich
  • Favourite Football Memory – Aubameyang game winner against Chelsea in FA cup final
  • Name- Daniel Lambert
  • Previous clubs- Hamsey Rangers
  • Position- CB/LB
  • Footed- Left
  • Favourite player- Messi
  • Favourite football memory- Zamora’s last minute winner to win QPR the playoff final
  • Name – Matt Billett
  • Previous clubs – FC Chippenham
  • Position – cm, st but anywhere really
  • Footed – right
  • Favourite player – Mason Mount/ N’golo Kante
  • Favourite football memory – Chelsea winning both champions leagues and sitting next to Astrid Wett at a Chelsea game
  • Name – Ben Reynolds
  • Previous Clubs – Long Buckby AFC, West Haddon Albion FC
  • Position- LW, RW, LB, RB or CAM
  • Footed – Right
  • Favourite player – Robin Van Persie/ Cristiano Ronaldo suuuiii
  • Favourite football memory – beating Ajax 2-0 in the europa league final/ beating Crystal Palace in the Fa Cup Final
The BA Sport Journalism 2022 Sports Quiz trophy

TEAM B: Hills, Wyatt, Cotton, Lushington, Mangera, Steward, Jackson, Kelly

  • NAME: Scott Kelly
  • PREVIOUS CLUBS: Union Mills (football team based on the Isle of Man)
  • POSITION: LB/LM
  • FOOTED: Left
  • FAVOURITE PLAYER: Mark Viduka/Lucas Radebe (Favourite player currently – Stuart Dallas)
  • FAVOURITE FOOTBALL MEMORY: Aguero vs QPR in 2012/Leeds winning promotion back to the Premier League in 2020 after 16 years away.
  • NAME- Will Steward
  • PREVIOUS CLUBS- AFC Sudbury, Brentwood Town, Bowers and Pitsea, Hadleigh United, Cornard United 
  • POSITION- GK
  • FOOTED- Right
  • FAVOURITE PLAYER- Wes Burns
  • FAVOURITE FOOTBALL MEMORY- Beating Norfolk 5-3 after being 3-1 down at halftime playing for Suffolk
  • Name – Benji Wyatt
  • Previous Clubs – Eastleigh, Wyvern Dragons, Fleming Athletic, University of Brighton
  • Position – CB
  • Footed – Right
  • Favourite player – Thiago Silva
  • Favourite football memory – Scoring a last minute winner against joint top of the league for Fleming Athletic, we later won the league that season only losing once
  • Name- Josh Hills
  • Previous clubs- Cuffley FC and Cheshunt FC
  • Position- CB
  • Footed- right
  • Favourite player- Steven Bergjwin
  • Favourite memory- scoring in a cup final at the MK stadium
  • NAME: Lee Jackson
  • PREVIOUS CLUBS: Wellfield FC
  • POSITION: Centre forward but do a job anywhere bar ‘keeper
  • FOOTED: Right
  • FAVOURITE PLAYER: Phillip Lahm
  • FAVOURITE FOOTBALL MEMORY: winning the county cup at Reebok Stadium
  • Name – Freddie Cotton.
  • Previous clubs – Brixington United, Sidmouth Vikings, Sidmouth Town.
  • Position – Striker, Winger.
  • Favoured foot – Right.
  • Favourite player – Emile Smith Rowe.
  • Favourite memory – Scoring the only goal in a trial match and being accepted into Saints academy.
  • Name – Joel Lushington
  • Previous Clubs – Broad Oak & Horam, Ringmer, East Hoathly
  • Position – winger, full back
  • Favoured foot – right
  • Favourite Player – Eden Hazard
  • Favourite Memory – winning league and cup with local team in same season

TEAM C: Dodshon, Bray, Tate, Grainger, Buckett, Acosta-Juckes, Bishop

  • NAME: Jordan Grainger,
  • PREVIOUS CLUBS: Free agent
  • POSITION: Defender (if I was good I’d be midfield),
  • FOOTED: Right,
  • FAVOURITE PLAYER: Cristiano Ronaldo/Mason Greenwood/Dr Marcus Rashford MBE,
  • FAVOURITE FOOTBALL MEMORY: Man United 3-1 PSG. The moment Rashford smashed that penalty in the top bins
  • NAME: Carlos Acosta Juckes
  • PREVIOUS CLUBS: Free agent
  • POSITION: CB/CDM
  • FOOTED: Left
  • FAVOURITE PLAYER: Haaland
  • FAVOURITE FOOTBALL MEMORY: 2010 World Cup Final
  • NAME: Harry Buckett
  • PREVIOUS CLUBS: Binfield/Ashridge Park/Maidenhead United Academy,
  • POSITION: Attacking Midield/Winger,
  • Footed: Right,
  • FAVOURITE PLAYER: Marcus Harness,
  • FAVOURITE FOOTBALL MEMORY: Portsmouth beating Spurs in the FA Cup semi final 2010.
  • NAME: Isaac Dodshon
  • PREVIOUS CLUBS: Buntingford Cougars U-14s and U-15s
  • POSITION: Defender
  • FOOTED: Right
  • FAVOURITE PLAYER: Martin Odegaard
  • FAVOURITE FOOTBALL MEMORY: Being in the stands for Arsenal’s 4-3 win over Leicester on the opening day f the 17/18 season.
  • NAME: Ross Bray
  • PREVIOUS CLUBS: Tonbridge Juniors
  • POSITION: Midfield
  • FOOTED: Right
  • FAVOURITE PLAYER: Ronaldo
  • FAVOURITE FOOTBALL MEMORY: Van Persie volley v Aston Villa

TEAM D: Penny, Hawkins, Ball, Elvin, Jones, Masterton-Pipet, Sparks, Peter

  • NAME: Levi Sparks
  • PREVIOUS CLUBS: Hailsham town Eastbourne United and Uni of brighton football team
  • POSITION: Centre mid/Right back
  • FOOTED: Right
  • FAVOURITE PLAYER: Thierry Henry/ Bukayo Saka
  • FAVOURITE FOOTBALL MEMORY: Unbeaten premier league season 03/04
  • NAME: Lucas Ball
  • PREVIOUS CLUBS: Chatham Grammar School for Boys
  • POSITION: Defence
  • FOOTED: Right
  • FAVOURITE PLAYER: Jed Wallace, Neil Harris
  • FAVOURITE FOOTBALL MEMORY: Millwall winning promotion via the play-offs at Wembley (2009-10), 3-2 FA Cup upset against Everton
  • NAME: Samuel Peter
  • PREVIOUS CLUBS: Dominic Savio school team and
  • Banglore City FC
  • POSITION: RM/RB
  • FOOTED: Right
  • FAVOURITE PLAYER: Dani alves/kimmich
  • FAVOURITE FOOTBALL MEMORY: Cristiano Ronaldo UCL hat-trick
  • NAME: Brandon Penny
  • PREVIOUS CLUBS: Great Bentley Football Club
  • POSITION: CB
  • FOOTED: Left
  • FAVOURITE PLAYER: Rooney/Berbatov
  • FAVOURITE FOOTBALL MEMORY: 2008 UCL final

TEAM E: Stella, Owens, Costello, Hookings, Stevens, Tallqvist, Finch

  • Name: Edoardo Stella
  • Previous clubs: GPR  
  • Position: Center-mid  
  • Foot: Either
  • Favourite Player: Gaetano Letizia
  • Favourite Football Memory – Watching Torres score the winner in the 2008 Euros final
  • Name: Hugo Tallqvist
  • Previous clubs: HIFK Helsinki
  • Position: Central midfielder
  • Footed: Right
  • Favourite Player: Teemu Pukki
  • Favourite Football Memory: Finland qualifying to EURO 2020

TEAM F: Winstanley, Bussey, Bleackley, Coyle, Turner, Brady, Bryant, Ahokas

  • Name: William Bussey
  • Current Club: Folkestone Railway Club FC
  • Position: Forward
  • Footed: Left
  • Favourite Player: Danny McNamara
  • Name: Jack Bryant
  • Current club: Sedlescombe Rangers FC
  • Position: Winger (either side)
  • Left footed
  • Favourite player: Mohamed Salah
  • Favourite memory: Liverpool 4-0 Barcelona (Champions League semi final)
  • Name: Samuel Brady
  • Current club: Free agent
  • Previous clubs: Grasshoppers, Stars & Stripes, Marsh Academy, Lydd u21’s
  • Position: Defender
  • Footed: Right
  • Favourite player: Bruno
  • Favourite memory: Brighton’s promotion to the Premier League
  • NAME: Sonny Turner
  • PREVIOUS CLUBS: Trinity FC
  • POSITION: Defender
  • FOOTED: Right
  • FAVOURITE PLAYER: Stuart Pearce
  • FAVOURITE FOOTBALL MEMORY: England beating Germany at the Euros
  • NAME: Cameron Winstanley
  • PREVIOUS CLUBS: Grasshoppers, Marsh Academy Gillingham Trust
  • POSITION: Midfielder
  • FOOTED: Right
  • FAVOURITE PLAYER: Cristiano Ronaldo
  • FAVOURITE FOOTBALL MEMORY: Luke Shaw’s goal in the Euro final
  • Name: Joni Ahokas
  • Current club: Free agent
  • Previous clubs: EPS (Finland)
  • Position: Forward
  • Footed: Left
  • Favourite player: Wayne Rooney
  • Favourite memory: Finland qualifying to Euro´s for the first time
  • Name: Ciaran Coyle
  • Previous Clubs: Comberton Crusaders
  • Positions: Defensive Midfielder/Goalkeeper
  • Footed: Right
  • Favourite Player: Michael Carrick
  • Favourite Memory: Marcus Rashford Penalty VS PSG

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