A Beginner’s Guide to the Boat Race

 

boat race

(Photo Credit: theboatrace.org, 2014)

As Easter approaches that can only mean one thing, not the Easter bunny, not the revival of Christ, not the excessive amount of chocolate many are to consume but the boat race. This annual event is now something of an Easter time tradition pitting the top two universities against one another in a four, and a bit, mile race spanning from Putney to Mortlake. Although many have heard of the boat race not many will know much, if anything, about what is happening. This brief guide will hopefully shed some light on one of Britain’s finest sporting events. Continue reading

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English Sport. Spoilt for Choice?

grassroots football(Photo Credit: blog.pitchero.com, 2014)

This week it has been announced by Sport England that many sports will be receiving cuts in their funding, most notably our national sport Football. Also among the list of funding cuts are; Rowing, Cricket, Netball, Golf and Hockey all sports we as a nation are traditionally ‘good’ at. Funding in large is being cut due to a decrease in participation at grassroots level. in a country steeped in sporting history how can participation in sports be decreasing? Continue reading