I am a 25-year-old trainee journalist specializing in Sport. I would describe myself as a football enthusiast/obsessive with a keen interest in other major sports. You may, or may not, be interested to know that I am an obscure relative of Peter Crouch; our grandmothers were cousins.
Blog: The Football Release
Stories by Nicholas
- PE and school sport: a dent on the Olympic legacy?
It’s almost a year since London hosted the Olympic Games and the spotlight on physical education and school sport has never shone brighter.
- Gemili: Switching sports was a tough decision
New British sprint sensation Adam Gemili admits quitting football for athletics was one of the toughest decisions he has had to make.
- Weirwolf holds hope for next generation
Paralympic hero David Weir is hoping his success in London and throughout his career will help inspire the next generation of British athletes.
- Sinclair holds no concerns about British swimming
Teddington Swimming Club head coach Ed Sinclair has no concerns about the state of British swimming, despite Team GB’s failure to meet its medal target at London 2012.
- Heartbreak for Hampton in five-goal thriller
Hampton and Richmond Borough 2-3 Bury Town
- Book review: Rick Broadbent: That Near-Death Thing
Ahead of the announcement of the 2012 William Hill Sports Book of the Year on 26 November, the Sports Gazette will be reviewing each of the seven books named on the shortlist for the award. In this installment, we look at Rick Broadbent's 'That Near-Death Thing - Inside the TT: the World's Most Dangerous Race'.
- Richmond organiser delighted to take early lead
Team organiser Elaine Cahill expressed her delight as Richmond took an early lead in the London Youth Games.
- Thought the Games were over? Think again
You would be forgiven for thinking that London had finished hosting large sporting events this year. The Olympic and Paralympic Games may be over, but for many young people in Richmond, and across the capital, the Games are only just beginning.
- Cooper: FA Cup performance should inspire players
Met Police manager Jim Cooper has called on his players to take inspiration from last weekend’s FA Cup first round performance.
- Cooper hopes FA Cup run will attract bigger crowds
Met Police manager Jim Cooper hopes his team’s performance in the FA Cup will help attract a bigger crowd for league matches.
- Simms FC point deduction frustrates AU president
President of St. Mary’s University College (SMUC) Athletic Union, Luke Allen, was left frustrated by the decision to deduct one point from the university football teams.
- Simms FC manager aiming for promotion
St. Mary’s University College (SMUC) men’s football first team manager has his sights set on promotion, despite the opening day draw against the University of Kent first team.
- Opening day stalemate for Simms FC
St. Mary’s University College (SMUC) men’s football firsts were held 1-1 by the University of Kent first team in their opening league fixture of the season at Teddington Lock Sports Campus on Wednesday.